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Inside the Heart

Márcia Lança
June 26 and 27 and July 3 and 4
Ilustração de Gonçalo Antunes de uma mulher de saia abraçada a um


Families June 26 and 27 and July 3 and 4: 11:30 AM and 4:30 PM
Age range Suggested for +3
Running time 30min

A dance performance that creates a diverse and complex imagination within each one's heart.

My daughter asked me one day “Mom, what is there inside of the heart?”. I spent the next few days trying to answer. I didn’t want to tell her the heart is just a muscle which pumps blood throughout the body. My lips trembled just by imagining her look of disappointment, while hearing this answer. It seemed such an easy answer. To reduce the heart to a muscle, what a bland thing. What about Cupid’s arrows? And Snow White’s heart? And happiness? And love? These things also live inside the heart, don’t they? How can a simple blood-pumping muscle have given rise to so many stories of love, revenge, envy, jealousy, pain, anguish, and desire?


Illustration by Gonçalo Antunes


Cast and Creative

Artistic direction Márcia Lança
Co-creation and Performance Ana Madureira
Dramaturgic support Carolina Campos
Light design Daniel Worm
Scenography Rita Carmo
Music Vahan Kerovpyan
Costume Design Ainhoa Vidal
Producer Daniela Ribeiro

Executive production Liliana Baroni
Production VAGAR – Associação Cultural
Coproduction Comédias do Minho, LU.CA – Teatro Luís de Camões
Artistic residencies Companhia Olga Roriz, Estúdios Victor Córdon, Largo Residencias, Polo Cultural Gaivotas, | BOAVISTA