The State of the World (When You Wake Up)
14, 21, 28 November: 11:30am
13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 November: 4:30pm
€ 1 TEIP schools
Chaperones are exempt
The State of the World explores the relationship of cause and effect between small gestures and profound consequences.
The State of the World (When You Wake Up) is the first of a cycle of two performances created to think about the state of the world: natural, political, geographical, social, historical, economic and human. The first performance is directed towards younger audiences.
The State of the World explores the relationship of cause and effect between small gestures and profound consequences. Through domestic utensils, electronic devices, everyday essential goods – themselves responsible for climate change – the performance will underline a paradoxical idea: between what we defend regarding this issue and our inability to abdicate everyday behaviours.
On stage, only one performer and a panoply of utensils, a portrait of our lives where consumption occupies an unavoidable place. To what extent do our small gestures cause great impacts? To what extent can a toaster or a hair dryer be responsible for impactful natural disasters, like a fire or a sandstorm? To what extent are adding an ice cube to a drink or spreading butter on bread actions without consequence.
Cast and CreativeStaging Miguel Fragata
Text Inês Barahona and Miguel Fragata
Performance Edi Gaspar
Scenography Eric da Costa
Consulting Henrique Frazão
Wardrobe José António Tenente
Original score Fernando Mota
Light design José Álvaro Correia
Technical direction Renato Marinho
Video João Gambino