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Inside the Heart

Márcia Lança
October 12 to 20
Ana Madureira, interprete, segura um coração


Families October 12 and 19: 4:30 pm
October 13 and 20: 11:30 am* and 4:30 pm
Schools October 16, 17 and 18: 10:30 am
October 17: 2:30 pm
Laidback session October 20: 11:30 am
Age range Suggested for +3
Running time 30min
Tickets €3 for people under 18
€7 for people over 18
1€ Schools
Discounts available

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 Nuno Morão
Illustration Gonçalo Antunes
Production VAGAR / Daniela Ribeiro
Executive production Sinara Suzin
Coproduction LU.CA – Teatro Luís de Camões
Artistic residencies Estúdios Victor Córdon, CAL, Pólo Cultural das Gaivotas | Boavista, Companhia Olga Roriz, Largo Residências
Support Fiequimetal / CGTP-IN