from andré braga & cláudia figueiredo.
With a strong walking component, “Estufas” starts well inside the Barril Quarter and ends in Alta Vila Park.
The spread of poor sleep in these critical times reminded us Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ plague of insomnia and its frightening prognosis: oblivion.
We thus decided to investigate a bit on sleep and dreaming.
In a land with strong traditions in accommodation of travellers, sleep has been always treated with special care. It is therefore not surprising that the oldest core of the city of Águeda emerge as ideal place to welcome our greenhouse-rooms. Research spaces on the recovery of good sleep close to the kingdom of plants. A realm where there is no radical distinction between the sleep and the vigil. There is always a permanent silent and retired state.
During sleep, heart is illuminated.
Artistic direction: André Braga & Cláudia Figueiredo
Co-creation and interpretation: Àfrica Martinez, Gil Mac, Joana Carvalho, Paulo Mota, Ricardo Machado and group of local participants
Sound athmospheres: Bitocas
Sound modelling: Vitor Costa
Video: Vítor Costa
Plastic construction: Sandra Neves
Light design: Francisco Tavares Teles
Production: Ana Carvalhosa (direction) and Cláudia Santos
Stage direction: Cláudia Santos
Technical coordination: Francisco Tavares Teles
Coproduction: Circolando, InCA / Município de Águeda
2013 | 120 minutes | over 6 years-old