Teatro S√£o Jo√£o

Iphigénie

by Tiago Rodrigues
directed by Anne Théron

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Th√©√Ętre National de Strasbourg, Compagnie Les Productions Merlin (Fran√ßa)

Iphigénie

Description

Ever since Antiquity, the curse on the Atreidae has cast a shadow over western theatre. Both Euripides and Racine wrote of Agamemnon, a father who, to release the winds that would carry the Greek fleet to Troy, offered his daughter Iphigenia as a sacrifice. In Iphig√©nie, Tiago Rodrigues wonders what Iphigenia‚Äôs lot would be if the men who had decided her fate had chosen to not yield to the authority of the gods. This free will-inspired approach appealed to Anne Th√©ron, who often explores the silent scream of women in her stage creations. ‚ÄúClytemnestra is a gigantic character. She asks the men to give up. She creates for us, as we watch her today, a new memory of tragedy.‚ÄĚ Iphigenia, too, is in control of her destiny: ‚ÄúI die because I chose to die. I die to be forgotten. My death belongs to me.‚ÄĚ Iphig√©nie, a show co-produced with the Teatro Nacional S√£o Jo√£o and whose cast includes two Portuguese actors, brings the focus of history into the warp and weft of human relationships, letting intimacy speak.

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PROGRAM

INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS SHOWCASE


Credits

by Tiago Rodrigues directed by Anne Théron

translated by Thomas Resendes choreographic collaboration Thierry Thie√Ľ Niang set and costume design Barbara Kraft dramaturgy and direction assistance Thomas Resendes lighting design Beno√ģt Th√©ron sound design Sophie Berger video Nicolas Comte

cast Carolina Amaral, Fanny Avram, Jo√£o Cravo Cardoso, Alex Descas, Vincent Dissez, Mireille Herbstmeyer, Julie Moreau, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Richard Sammut

on video Jules Dupont, Achille Genet, Baptiste Perais, Julien Toinard, Louis Valencia

produced by Th√©√Ętre National de Strasbourg, Compagnie Les Productions Merlin (France) co-produced by Festival d‚ÄôAvignon, L‚ÄôEmpreinte ‚Äď Sc√®ne nationale Brive-Tulle, Le Grand R ‚Äď Sc√®ne nationale de La Roche-sur-Yon, Sc√®ne nationale du Sud-Aquitain-Bayonne, OARA ‚Äď Office Artistique de la R√©gion Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France), Teatro Nacional S√£o Jo√£o (Portugal)

opening 7 Jul 2022 Festival d’Avignon (France) playing time 1:20 Ages 14 and up


Show in French, Portuguese subtitles

Sessions

Teatro S√£o Jo√£o

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· sex · 21:00
· sáb · 19:00