from paulo mota
5 and 6 of November [PREMIÈRE], Teatro Municipal do Porto
William Frederick Cody (1846-1917) was an outstanding american cavalry sniper, made famous, as a young man, for killing an absurd amount of buffaloes in order to facilitate the construction of a railroad in the state of Iowa, the place where he was born, having therefore been nicknamed Buffalo Bill.
The purpose of the extermination was simultaneously to clear land, feed the builders and bring hunger to the indigenous people. Years later, he created Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, a circus that reached worldwide fame and toured the planet using the Amerindians as a major attraction. It also gives rise to the well-known comic book saga, Buffalo Bill, where he appeared as the great guardian of justice.
Director, interpretation and text: Paulo Mota
Scenography: F. Ribeiro
Sound design: André Pires
Lighting design: Cárin Geada
Costumes and masks: Catarina Barros
Production: Bruno Moreira & Patrícia Gonçalves
Graphic Design: Paulo Mariz
Co-producers: Teatro Municipal do Porto; CRL – Central Elétrica
Artistic Residence: 23 Milhas
Project Supported by República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes
2021 | 60 minutes | over 6 years-old