A man and a woman speak with one another in front of an audience.
Their language is both voice and body. They talk about their course,
about the cartography of their shared lifes. They talk about everything
and mostly do it through their bodies, time depositories, witnesses of a long journey.
The body is our only possession. When the body fades out, what's left?
The philosopher José Gil says that “the only thing we really own, is in fact,
our own body”.
Everything we do has the measure of that same body, both in space and in time;
Space where we move, physically and mentally; a day´s time, always landmarked by the time
of one's existence. In that measure, “Talk Show” is a road movie of the body.
A journey where memory inscribes itself on the decoding of the past and on the moment of
facing the truth in front of the audience. The question remains: “When the body fades out,
what's left?” Maybe a deep irony.. Maybe. And, with a bit of luck, probably also a great
bonhomie towards the unknown, even more ephemeral, because it hasn´t even started yet.
“Talk Show” is built in three parts, based on a mutating set, where the architecture and
the image become essential for the perception of the work.
Direction | Set | Lights | Multimedia: Rui Horta
Origial Music: Tiago Cerqueira
Texts: Rui Horta e Tiago Rodrigues
Performers: Anton Skrzypiciel, João Martins, Beatriz Pereira and a female performer still to be defined.
Motion Graphics: Guilherme Martins
Computer Programing: Rui Madeira
Dramaturgy Assistant: Tiago Rodrigues
Technical Direction: Nuno Borda de Água
Co-Production: Centro Cultural de Belém, O Espaço do Tempo, Centro Cultural Vila Flor –Guimarães, Teatro Nacional S. João – Porto, TEMPO – Teatro Municipal de Portimão, Teatro de Laboral – Gijón