Cia Fase 3 se apresenta na Dinamarca




CIA. DE THEATRO FASE 3 was founded in Londrina, Brazil, in 1986, as a project for old people who wished to make theatre. Nobody imagined at the time that these old ladies and men would triumph over time and reach artistic maturity with a strong grip on eternal youth. During its existence,
the company has presented 24 productions which have been shown in theatres, historical houses and streets. Besides the performances, the company has a repertoire of continuous activities that include workshops led by the group, which have inspired similar theatre projects in other cities in Brazil, and the creation of videos that record the experiences and function as a means of rescuing the memory of Photo: Fase 3 Archives the communities where the workshops are held.

Actors: Jandira Alcides Testa, Carmen Mattos
Director: João Henrique Bernardi
Performed in Portuguese, 3′ for each spectator

Memory is a key word for this work. Para dores femininas is based on diary fragments written by women who are part of the group. Maria de Dentro says: “Time passes, trees disappear and we remain”. Maria Borboleta remembers: “I dreamt of becoming a singer. My mother said it was not for me”. Para dores femininas is performed in a black box for one spectator at a time. The magic box is called Orgonizador Paduhélio. The name is chosen not because it should sound strange but to provoke a feeling of identification. It is a creative space where people enter to think as the light is turned off. The walls are made of embroidered cloth that shines like the stars at night. It is a cabin of memories. The women presenting themselves are between 60 and 80 years old, and are specialists of female pain, the kind that cannot be cured by doctors and nurses. They embroider fabric and emotions. Their eyes fill with tears and then they smile as they tell stories from their lives.

Actors: Jandira Alcides Testa, Carmen Mattos,
Director: João Henrique Bernardi
Performed in Portuguese, 30’

To forget is equally important as remembering. In 1907, Doctor Chapot Prévost became famous in Brazil because he separated the two sisters Maria and Rosalina with a surgery. The operation was a success, but the lives of two girls were exposed to cameras and the surgery was even filmed. Time passed and the two were forgotten, peacefully living together without getting married to avoid having children, pain and embarrassments. Then one winter Maria started to have problems with her memory until the sisters became strangers to each other. In this portrait of the two women, learning and forgetting are inevitable elements that co-exist until the last day.



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