“Now, nineteen actors perform a choreography to the sound of Imagining my Man by Aldous Harding. The audience watches closely; a baby appears on stage. The movements are quite simple, but the rhythm is complex and the music long. Regarding this moment, Bruno said: … I can hardly memorise the movements but dancing with my friends is always a delight.”
in "All the World’s a Stage"
Regarding the celebration of the 150 years of Teatro da Trindade, Marco Martins and Beatriz Batarda propose a reflection on Theatre and the translation processes it entails. Summoning for the stage a group of twenty inhabitants from the city of Lisbon (professional and non-professional actors) of nine different nationalities, the authors work on their individual memories to map out the city.
A game is established from personal histories, questioning the place of the individual, group and dialogue.
Developed over a six months’ work process, “All the World’s a Stage” aims to be a celebration of Theatre as desire to identify with the other and as a place of transformation, using every form of translation to give voice to the memory, the body, and the projection of ourselves in the future.
directors Beatriz Batarda and Marco Martins
collaboration Victor Hugo Pontes
cast Carolina Amaral, Miguel Borges and Romeu Runa
and Aline Caldas, António Gama, Abdlekader Benmerdja, Dewis Caldas, Haitham Khatib, Hélder Pina, Jean Bruno Massy, Jorge Oliveira, Laure Cohen-Solal, Lucas Sadalla, Malena Camargo Caldas, Marco Pedrosa, Mick Mengucci, Moin Ahamed, Pascoal Silva and Safira Robens
set designer Fernando Ribeiro
lighting designer Nuno Meira
sound designer Sérgio Milhano
photographer João Tuna
improvisation workshop Beatriz Batarda, Marco Martins, Romeu Runa, Victor Hugo Pontes
movement workshop Romeu Costa
music workshop Nuno Rafael
direction assistant Rita Quelhas
video assistant Kate Saragaço Gomes
stage assistant Daniela Oliveira
research Zé Pires
playbill translation Alexander Gerner and Mourad Ghanem
intern Teresa Mata
production director Mariana Brandão
Arena Ensemble’s managing director Marta Delgado Martins
Production Teatro da Trindade / INATEL Foundation
first performed 17th November 2017, Teatro da Trindade Inatel, Lisbon
acknowledgments Narcisa Costa, Paula Magalhães and Raquel da Silva
sponsors the Ministry of Culture /Direcção Geral das Artes, RTP - television and Municipality of Lisbon