A Different Sleeping Beauty
18 and 19 january: 10.30am and 2.30pm
15 and 22 January: 11.30am and 4.30pm
A revisitation of the story of Sleeping Beauty based on the text by Agustina Bessa-Luís.
The story of The Sleeping Beauty was told by Charles Perrault a long time ago. To such a degree that, more than 350 years later, Agustina Bessa-Luís rewrote the text, giving it new meanings inspired by the world of dreams and the legendary slumber of the sleeping princess. In this performance, Beatriz Brás, Martim Sousa Tavares and Francisco Lourenço revisit this timeless story, relaying it also through music and images.
A Different Sleeping Beauty is a reflexion on how, on the theatre stage or while we sleep, we inhabit an oneiric world where we experiment with being who we want. And in the end, this is exactly what growing up is.
Performance included in the commemorations of the centenary of Agustina Bessa Luís (1922-2022)
In May 2023, the Casa Pia de Lisboa String Orchestra joins the performance for a restaging at LU.CA.
Cast and CreativeCreative Collaboration Beatriz Brás, Francisco Lourenço and Martim Sousa Tavares
Performers Beatriz Brás
Image Creation Francisco Lourenço
Musical Composition and Direction Martim Sousa Tavares
Musical Interpretation Orquestra Sem Fronteiras
Co-production Orquestra Sem Fronteiras, LU.CA - Teatro Luís de Camões, Teatro Nacional São João, Cineteatro Louletano, Câmara Municipal de Idanha-a-Nova e Centro Cultural Raiano