Photos © Alipio Padilha

From afar it was an island. From close, a stone 

From afair it was an island. From close , a stone completes the phrase that might have been written by Bruno Munari after "From afar it was an island”, a 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-creation
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" from Nadia Lauro (scenography), Gabriela Forman (costumes) and Bruno Bogarim (props))

Executive Production
Sinara Suzin

Something Great (Berlin - DE)