► 11 & 12 février – 20h15 | Durée 1h30 ► Salle B9, St Luc / En français
By Heart, Tiago Rodrigues tells us a
story: the story of her grandmother who, as she was becoming blind, asked her
grandson to choose a book for her which she could learn by heart. But what does
this really mean, “learning a text by heart”? And how is it possible, with the
audience, to feel as close as possible to this question, its urgency, its
burden? wonders the young Portuguese director. Inviting ten people from the
audience every evening to make this gesture, Tiago Rodrigues is not content to
blur the boundaries between theatre, the drama and reality. He invites men and
women, “Shakespeare’s sonnet 30 cohort” to try, to share a singular experience
during the performance: that of remembering a text and saying it aloud. An
action of artistic and political resistance, just as much as a struggle against
time, against forgetfulness and ageing, against absence and disappearance.
"... Tiago Rodrigues, director of the National Theatre of Lisbon, makes literature vibrate deep in our hearts. A moment of rare intensity..." La Terrasse
Reportage réalisé au MontrealFTA, 2016
Ecrit et interprété par Tiago Rodrigues | Texte avec extraits et citations de William Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, George Steiner et Joseph Brodsky | Accessoires et costumes : Magda Bizarro | Traduction en français : Thomas Resendes | Production exécutive dans la création originale : Magda Bizarro, Rita Mendes | Une production : Teatro Nacional D. Maria II après une création originale de la compagnie Mundo Perfeito | Coproduction : O Espaço do Tempo, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal | Spectacle créé avec le soutien du Governo de Portugal | DGArtes | © Magda Bizarro.