“ He was the most perfect of the archangels. His sin was pride. He could not wait for the fullness of grace and fell before time, like a sour fruit that falls from the tree that sustains.” – Dante
From the idea of outbreak, a scenic construction brings up a social moment of rupture located in the past, preceding a general conscious of humiliation and desecration of the present. The state of emptiness integrates reminiscences of primordial crimes, where the components from the former phenomenology of the world are reestablished in order to compose a new conception of reality.
REIPOSTO REIMORTO | The Slow Prose of the World is the second PIECE of the trilogy REI about archetypes of power and violence.
Artistic Direction: Catarina Miranda | Dramaturgy: Catarina Miranda, Jonathan Saldanha | Dramaturgic Support: Alfredo Martins | Original Sound Composition: Jonathan Saldanha | Co-creation of Action and Performance: Ana Renata Polónia, Antje Schmidt, Cristina Planas Leitão | Organist: Rui Soares | Light: Rui Simão | Machinery Operation: Sérgio Carvalho | Scenography Conception: Sérgio Carvalho, Catarina Miranda, Jonathan Saldanha | | Production: Célia Machado/ SOOPA | Support: Portuguese Government/Direção Geral das Artes, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Goethe Institute | Co-production: Municipal Theatre of Porto | Creation Support: National Theatre São João, Espaço do Tempo, Companhia Instável, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Guimarães | Video Documentation: Sofia Arriscado
Premièred at 23rd October at Municipal Theatre of Porto Pt.
Full video of the piece here.