10 março 2020

RTP - Portuguese Radio and Television: "Art'Imagem puts "Naked Disaster" on stage"

RTP - Portuguese Radio and Television
09 March 2020

Art'Imagem puts "Naked Disaster" on stage

The Theater play "Desastre Nu", by António Aragão, opens on Tuesday at Quinta da Caverneira, in Maia, and puts on stage a tragicomedy that addresses the "urgency of destroy or reconstruct" political, economic, social or religious powers.

On stage until Sunday, four actors play nine characters in a neurotic and crazy state, promoting a kind of collective psychosis that makes them reach the emotional limit and that has the consequence of revolutionizing themselves within a society that is in crisis, said today the Theater Company Art'Imagem, in a public statement sent to Lusa news agency.

With dramaturgy and staging by Daniela Pêgo, the characters eagerly hope to reach a successful outcome and deal constantly with who they are, evading their frustration, the theater company stressed.

Focused on human behavior and exposing the incoherence and ignorance of societies, "Desastre Nu" shows men and women at an extreme limit, lonely and aggressively exposed in a fierce criticism of society, the press release stated.

"Some are born for and others against. What is the safest direction?", they question, finding themselves in reflection with the "dirty reality" of existence.

"Humanity is full of itself. It is urgent to destroy (rebuild?) power. Political power, religious power, economic power, social power, discrimination and abuse are linked in one text and on stage, in a power game with cyclical and absurdly expansive plots", they explained.

Over the course of 90 minutes, the characters promote the representation of the social crisis that humanity is experiencing, showing their "rotten ailments", the theater company said.

Humanity "smells bad, smells very bad", they stressed, adding that this theater play demonstrates the "madness of yesterday and today".

From Quinta da Caverneira, the "Desastre Nu" goes to the Municipal Theater of Bragança (April 1st), Casa de Teatro de Sintra (April 4th) and Fórum Jovem da Maia (April 8th).

in RTP News (09 March 2020):

05 março 2020

Theater play "Desastre Nu" by António Aragão, staged by the Art'Imagem Theater Company, opens in Porto on March 10, 2020

Theater play "Desastre Nu" by António Aragão, staged by the Art'Imagem Theater Company, opens in Porto on March 10, 2020

March 10 - 15, 2020
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 PM, Sunday: 4:00 PM

"Desastre Nu" - Author: António Aragão; Theater play staged by Art'Imagem Theater Company.

Text: António Aragão; Dramaturgy and Staging: Daniela Pêgo; Interpretation: Flávio Hamilton, Diana Barnabé, Filipe Gaspar and Gustavo Caldeira; Staging Assistant: André Rabaça; Light and Video Design: André Rabaça; Costumes and Props: Cláudia Ribeiro; Sound and musical creation: Carlos Adolfo; Production: Sofia Leal and José Pedro Pereira; Director of Teatro Art'Imagem: José Leitão.

Address: Quinta da Caverneira, Avenida Pastor Joaquim Eduardo Machado, Águas Santas, Maia, Porto, Portugal.

"Humanity stinks.
Four actors play 12 characters that reveal in a seriously absurd way the reality of the state in which the world is, the systems, the people... and the smells. A show full of sarcastic humor that allows us to reflect on the condition of being. A text of today and always about the awareness of the individual and social being.
On stage, we question the forces that move the world, our existence... and yes, we detect that we smell very, very badly.
Where are the authorities? Laws, morals, justice and good manners? Will we ever know anything about our fear? It all seems as difficult as putting socks on your shoes. It's too much. They changed my sex and now I enjoy what I don't do. Bunch of sons of bitches, outcast and boring people.
Where are the people?
This show promises to be a true Naked Disaster".

in Official Website of Maia City Hall (Porto, Portugal): https://www.cm-maia.pt/pages/576?event_id=2104