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From close up, a stone 

From close up, a stone (De perto, uma pedra) completes the phrase that might have been written by Bruno Munari after "From afar it was an island”, a new stage work by João Fiadeiro, premiered in May 2018.

The idea of re-visiting a stage work, in an “in situ”, version, is an increasingly recurring practice in João Fiadeiro´s work. To retake and reassemble the same material, but “unplugged”, freeing it form the tyrany of the narrative, which the theatrical apparatus requires, is a  need that became “vital” in Fiadeiro’s relationship with the works he creates.  From up close, a stone is exactly what its title suggests: to allow the spectator/visitor to experience a work from a close and almost inside perspective  - one that was originally designed to be seen from afar and from outside (From afar it was an island).


João Fiadeiro


João Fiadeiro
Leonardo Mouramateus
Carolina Campos

Performance and co-created by

Adaline Anobile
Carolina Campos
Iván Haidar
Julián Pacomio
Márcia Lança (replacing Nuno Lucas)

Real time sound capture  

João Bento


Leticia Skrycky


João Fiadeiro and team based on the scenic space of From afar it was an island by Nadia Lauro (scenography), Gabriela Forman (costumes) and Bruno Bogarim (props)

Executive Production

Sinara Suzin 

Something Great  (Berlin - DE)

Co-production (De perto, uma pedra)
Temps d’Image/Duplacena (Lisbon - PT)
Atelier REAL (Lisbon - PT)

Alkantara (Lisboa - PT) 
Festival DDD (Porto - PT) 
Teatro Viriato (Viseu - PT)
Teatro Avenida (Castelo Branco - PT)
Centre National de la Danse (Paris - FR)

Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Polo Cultural Gaivotas Boavista