Donnerstag, 22. März 2007
AO REDOR DA MESA - UM DEN TISCH - AROUND THE TABLE
The text of "ao redor da mesa" is built on six thematic dialogues about daily events (soccer, cooking, politics, dating, funerals, world news).
It can be played by anyone who likes it. The six players sit simetrically around a table and perform their dialogues. Each player performs two short dialogues of diferent content. One with the partner to his right and another with the partner to his left (d stands for direita - right and e for esquerda - left). There is about 30 seconds pause between each movement of the head. This time is not precise, because there isn´t any conductor, each player counts until 30 in his own notion of a second time. All the dialogues melt during the performance, which takes about 20 minutes, in varied poliphonical effects and sound textures. The scenic object, observed from a distance, resembles an oracle of birds, as the most recurrent movement is that of the heads of the players switching sides and speaking. The text of the dialogues is somewhat rebuilt in the memory of the audience, producing different encounters at each new performance