Teatro S茫o Jo茫o + Mosteiro de S茫o Bento da Vit贸ria

NATIONAL THEATRES: MISSIONS, TENSIONS, TRANSFORMATIONS

NATIONAL THEATRES: MISSIONS, TENSIONS, TRANSFORMATIONS

Description

Within the scope of its Centenary celebrations, the Teatro Nacional S茫o Jo茫o promotes an event of multiple-voiced reflection that is also intended as a self-questioning gesture: an international conference in which we will provide an inter pares diagnosis and prognosis for an institution that, though somewhat ancient, remains very much alive. Over three days, we will examine the missions, tensions and transformations of the National Theatres in their endless incarnations, developing and discussing the subject across a variety of languages and geographies. Furthermore, we will try to find ways to foster the immense legacy these institutions have amassed over time 鈥 and celebrate their inexhaustible artistic and political potential as collective and collaborative places of creation, representation and participation. Two highlights of this event, which is largely based on the round-table format, will be its opening and closing conferences, respectively by the American theatrologist Marvin Carlson and by the Polish essayist Elzbieta Matynia. Carlson鈥檚 field of study is the history of Western theatre: he is the author of several books, namely The Haunted Stage, of which a Portuguese translation (Palco Assombrado) is included in the TNSJ鈥檚 Empilhadora collection. Matynia is the founder and director of the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (New York). In one of her most important books, Performative Democracy, she defines the conditions for performativity in public life.

Credits

Programme


Teatro Nacional S茫o Jo茫o | 22 de October fri 19:00

opening address Pedro Sobrado

Opening conference with Marvin Carlson host F谩tima Vieira __

Mosteiro de S茫o Bento da Vit贸ria | 23 de October sat 10:00 + 15:00

10:00Round table 1: Missions. The freedoms and restraints of the 鈥渘ational theatre鈥 institution with Ricardo Pais Claudio Longhi (Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Italy)) Sebasti谩n Blutrach (Teatro Nacional Cervantes, Argentina) Mark O鈥橞rien (Abbey Theatre, Ireland) host Pedro Santos Guerreiro

15:00Round table 2: Tensions. Nation as a problem or something new to deal with with Aubrey Sekhabi (South African State Theatre, South Africa) G谩bor Tompa (Hungarian Theatre of Cluj/Romania) Fadhel Ja茂bi (Th茅芒tre National Tunisien, Tunisia) Carme Portaceli (Teatro Nacional da Catalunha, Spain) host In锚s Nadais

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Mosteiro de S茫o Bento da Vit贸ria | 24 de October sun 10:00 + 13:00

10:00Round table 3: Transformations. The national theatres of the future with Anna Bergmann (Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Alemanha) Jackie Wylie (National Theatre of Scotland) Michael De Cock (KVS - Bruxelas, B茅lgica) host Francisco Fraz茫o

12:30 鈥 Catering

13:30Closing conference with Elzbieta Matynia host Maria Sequeira Mendes _

curatorship In锚s Nadais project assistance Paula Almeida organisation Teatro Nacional S茫o Jo茫o


Free entrance
registration


PROGRAM CO-FINANCED BY THE NORTH REGIONAL OPERATIONAL PROGRAM (NORTE 2020), PORTUGAL 2020 AND THE EUROPEAN UNION THROUGH THE EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (FEDER).

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