talvez… Monsanto returns to the stage that witnessed its birth. A theatre-music-word show that interweaves a plurality of materials, turning it into a singularity. Traditional music from Beira Baixa and fado, the country and the city, timbrel and Portuguese guitar, religious chants and Ruy Belo’s poetry, granite and wind, ancient and modern, childhood and death, the wheel and the cross. We have never seen or heard such tunes and words. How does all this happen? Perhaps the keyword that will allow us access to talvez… Monsanto is “cohabitation”, the art of turning strangeness into affinity, the art of bringing the root of one thing into contact with the root of another. talvez… Monsanto is perhaps Ricardo Pais’ most important ethical and aesthetic statement, a place so sensuous and austere, so ready to bring silence and beauty to the world.