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Wednesday : The time of the cherries

Artist: Cláudia Dias
Country: Portugal
Genre: Dance / Performance
Year of Creation:

In Wednesday : The time of the cherries , Cláudia Dias shares the stage with Igor Gandra, a puppet theater artist who is also the director of the Portuguese theater company Teatro do Ferro.

The set is an enormous hole, as if a wrecking ball has fallen into a drywall floor. By building a set with the same construction material used in thousands of Portuguese homes, only to start destroying it right away, Cláudia Dias and Igor Gandra allude directly to everything that is swept under the western rug.

Even though airstrikes carried out by European military forces can easily be seen online or on TV, the connection between our homes and the craters blown opened by missiles elsewhere is not always that visible.

The black hole in the middle of the stage alludes to that relationship of cause and effect. It is not only about showing that European social-democrats are in part responsible for the massacres occurring now in the rest of the world.The black eye in the middle of the floor is the image of a negative sign showing us what is still to be done.
Jorge Louraço Figueira


Artistic Director
Cláudia Dias

Guest Artist
Igor Gandra

Text, performers, set and puppets
Cláudia Dias, Igor Gandra

Eduardo Mendes

Building atelier
Igor Gandra
Cláudia Dias
Karas, Eduardo Mendes
Daniela Gomes
Nádia Soares

Light and Technical Director
Nuno Borda de Água

Critical Eye
Jorge Louraço Figueira

Technical and dramaturgy assistance

Alkantara (Lisbon - PT)

Something Great (Berlin - DE)

Maria Matos Teatro Municipal (Lisbon - PT)
Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto - PT) Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimaraes - PT)

Artistic residencies
O Espaço do Tempo ( PT)
Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto - PT)
Teatro de Ferro (PT)
Companhia de Dança de Almada (PT) Centro de Experimentação Artística do Vale da Amoreira (Moita - PT)

Teatro de Ferro (Almada - PT)

Alkantara is funded by
República Portuguesa | Cultura/Direcção-Geral das Artes and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa