In 1998, Agustina Bessa-Luís was invited to create a text for a Companhia Nacional de Bailado programme about Sleeping Beauty. She decided to look at Charles Perrault’s tale in the light of modern times and through her proverbial mordant wit. “Nowadays, Sleeping Beauty would be rescued by Superman and journey far away from the Earth on a spaceship”, she wrote. Uma Outra Bela Adormecida [Another Sleeping Beauty] is a concert-show directed by Beatriz Brás that brings to the stage this children’s tale by Agustina, on the occasion of the writer’s Centenary. In an oneiric space through which irony and the concept of otherness wander free, the writer’s words mingle with Martim Sousa Tavares’ original score (performed live by Orquestra Sem Fronteiras) and with the screening of animated sequences and illustrations by Francisco Lourenço. In this show, recommended for families and children from the age of 6, the marvellous character of this “musical tale” commemorates the World Children’s Day, held on 1 June.
based upon A Bela Adormecida, by Agustina Bessa-Luís directed and text adaptation Beatriz Brás
composition and music direction Martim Sousa Tavares images Francisco Lourenço performed by Catarina Rôlo Salgueiro
musical performance Orquestra Sem Fronteiras: Helena Silva** (violino e percussões), Tina Coelho (contrabaixo, baixo elétrico e percussões), Tomás Longo (vibrafone e percussões), Francisco Cipriano (percussões e vibrafone)
show commissioned by LU.CA – Teatro Luís de Camões
coproduced by Orquestra Sem Fronteiras, Cineteatro Louletano, Câmara Municipal de Idanha-a-Nova, Centro Cultural Raiano, Teatro Nacional São João Part of the official programme commemorating the Centenary of Agustina Bessa-Luís.
opening 12 Jan 2023 LU.CA – Teatro Luís de Camões (Lisbon) playing time 40’ Ages 6 and up
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