André Braga & Cláudia Figueiredo
Giroflé is at the crossroads of different artistic languages – physical theatre, dance, circus, puppets, music – and, focusing on the discourse of emotion and the senses, it seeks to fulfill the utopia of an absolute audience.
Without using words, Giroflé composes a poetic manifest that announces community with nature, and evokes a community with the earth, trees, fruits, birds, sky, see, made of the sacred madness of the dream.
Imaginary landscapes fill up its giant dome and, more than a story, these landscapes bring up a theatre of the senses… a theatre of images, music, smells and emotions…
We ask the audience for tranquillity to contemplate, for complicity to plunge in the dream, for availability to let itself to the thrill of senses. We ask the audience to loose itself in our shining garden….
Under a giant dome a poem garden is snugly housed…
A garden that propounds:
he needs to empty all his memories
for the body to heal
and the dream to lower once more and build
dazzling shelters, shining gardens
Artistic direction: André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo
Interpreters: André Braga, Graça Ochoa, João Calixto, João Vladimiro, Pedro Cal or António Júlio and Sofia Figueiredo
Direction and stage play: André Braga
Assistance to stage play: Pedro Cal
Dramaturgical direction: Cláudia Figueiredo
Plastic direction: João Calixto
Music composition: Alfredo Teixeira
Light design: Cristina Piedade
Set: André Braga, Pedro Cal and João Calixto
Construction: Circolando, Tudo Faço/Américo Castanheira, João Pedro Rodrigues, Jorge Baía, Filipe Calixto, Miguel Morritz, Kikas Rodrigues, Isabel Rodrigues
Technical direction: Anatol Waschke
Stage direction: Ana Carvalhosa
Stage set up coordination: João Calixto
Set up technicians: Daniel Eboli, Hugo Almeida, João Merino and Nuno Lucena
Light: Anatol Waschke
Sound: Daniel Eboli
National diffusion: Ana Carvalhosa
International diffusion: Drom/Carmina Escardó and Ute Classen
Production: Corropio, Lda.
Supports: Ministério da Cultura / Instituto Português das Artes do Espectáculo, Câmara Municipal do Porto, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Instituto Português da Juventude, Governo Civil do Porto
Awards: “Teatro na Década 2003”. Reposition Prize.
2002 | 90 minutes | over 6 years old