Teatro S√£o Jo√£o

Could Be Worse: The Musical

text José Maria Vieira Mendes

creation Cão Solteiro & André Godinho

Could Be Worse: The Musical

Description

We welcome the premiere, on the S√£o Jo√£o stage, of a creation by C√£o Solteiro, an artists‚Äô collective that has been developing theatrical projects since 1997. From that year on, they have defined a work process that relies on the construction of images as well as on artistic interdisciplinarity. Could Be Worse: The Musical is the most recent chapter in a partnership with film-maker Andr√© Godinho, in which the intersection points between film and theatre are being explored. At the centre of that research we find a question Susan Sontag asked in ‚ÄúFilm and Theatre‚ÄĚ ‚Äď ‚Äúis there something genuinely cinematic?‚ÄĚ ‚Äď, to which they reply with another question: ‚ÄúAnd, in that case, is there something genuinely theatrical?‚ÄĚ The previously produced pieces explore various premises of film and theatre, such as the relationship between images and narrative (3, 2007), the display of the construction mechanisms, challenging the position of the viewer (Play The Film, 2011), and a reflection on continuity of place, sequencing and editing (We‚Äôre Gonna Be Alright, 2017, created from special effects used in blockbuster films). In Could Be Worse, helped by the music of PZ and Rodrigo Vaiapraia, they take on one of the most loved genres of classic American cinema: the Musical. It couldn‚Äôt be better.

Credits

creation Cão Solteiro & André Godinho

music PZ

additional music Rodrigo Vaiapraia

text José Maria Vieira Mendes

set design Vasco Ara√ļjo costumes Mariana S√° Nogueira choreography S√≥nia Baptista lighting design Daniel Worm D‚ÄôAssump√ß√£o sound design Jo√£o Moreira vocal preparation Rui Baeta production and photography Joana Dil√£o

cast André Godinho, Cecília Henriques, Gonçalo Egito, João Duarte Costa, Patrícia da Silva, Paula Sá Nogueira, Rodrigo Vaiapraia, Sónia Baptista, Tiago Jácome

co-produced by C√£o Solteiro, S√£o Luiz Teatro Municipal, TNSJ

artistic residencies O Espaço do Tempo

supports AGECOP ‚Äď SPA, C√Ęmara Municipal de Lisboa, Polo Cultural Gaivotas Boavista, Rep√ļblica Portuguesa ‚Äď Minist√©rio da Cultura, C√Ęmara Municipal de Lisboa, Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores

playing time 1:45 Ages 12 and up

Sessions