18 May, 2019 . Lagoa
Heritages Paths - Outstanding Experiences | “Um Rio… de encontro ao Mar” (“A River ... Running to the Sea”)
Route 5: A River ... Running to the Sea
The Arade River was a true backbone to the economic development of the peoples who occupied its banks, giving rise to settlements such as Ferragudo, Mexilhoeira da Carregação and Estômbar.
In this dramatisation, the audience is taken through the main thoroughfares of Ferragudo to discover what the men brought back from the sea, listening to conversations of fishermen’s wives, their longings, gossip and grievances of people weathered by the sea.
Prayers to Our Lady signal goodbyes, and stories, told in doors and windows, alleys and sidewalks, all point towards to the embarkation dock. From here it is a quick trip to Cais do Calhau(Calhau Quay), in Mexilhoeira da Carregação.
Since 1495, this river port has generated much hustle and bustle thanks to the trade of dried fruits and nuts and other consumer goods, destined for the entire country and beyond. Countrywomen brought their produce to the seafaring men. Amid banter and flirting, the enactment portrays the challenges, facts and tales that were part of the lives of the people of the sea and the river that fed them.
As the journey draws to an end, actors and participants unite in pleasant fraternisation, in which improvisation sprouts ... around and away from the table.
Duration: 90 minutes
Age Classification: 6+
Artistic and Technical Sheet
Bruno Batista – TEL | Nelda Magalhães – TEL
Pedro Monteiro – Te.Atrito
ARTISTIC DIRECTION AND CREATION
Nelda Magalhães – TEL | Pedro Monteiro – Te.Atrito
Lagos Experimental Theatre
ACTORS AND EXTRAS
André Canário – Te.Atrito |Arantxa Joseph – TEL | Bruno Batista – TEL | Jéssica Dias – Te.Atrito | Laura Pereira – Te.Atrito | Melissa Santos – TEL | Nelda Magalhães – TEL | Pedro Monteiro – Te.Atrito
Te.Atrito | Lagos Experimental Theatre
Carlos Norton | Nuno Murta