D. Maria II National Theater takes “Descobri-quê?” to Olhão

In addition to a session for the general public, there will be a presentation for young audiences and a theater creation workshop

The play “Descobri-quê?”, by Cátia Pinheiro, Dori Nigro and José Nunes, takes the stage at the Maria Barroso Municipal Auditorium on November 29th, at 21:30 pm, as part of the Odysseia Nacional project, by Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (TNDMII).

This TNDMII initiative will also bring sessions for children to Olhão, on the 30th, and the theatrical creation workshop “Mãos a Dentro”, taking place at the Olhão Municipal Museum – Edifício do Compromisso Marítimo, between the 4th and 7th. December, between 18pm and 00:22pm.

“I found out what?” is a show with free entry, «which aims to contribute to the decolonization – as an unfinished gesture, therefore constant and continuous – of the teaching of the historical period known as Discoveries, breaking a series of official narratives that romanticize this era and seeking a confrontation with the past Portuguese invader, expansionist and colonialist».

This presentation is aimed at a young audience and is the result of the collaboration of the structure's creators – Cátia Pinheiro and José Nunes – with the artist, performer and art educator Dori Nigro.

As for the “Mãos a Dentro” training, it is a partnership with the GDA Foundation and Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, «based on practical content such as dynamics, focus, plans, imagination, individual and collective memory, suspension, ruptures, systems of participatory creation and composition».

The activity is aimed at artists with and without disabilities and Deaf people (with a capital letter, when we refer to a person who speaks Portuguese sign language – LGP -; deaf with a lowercase letter we use when the person does not speak LGP) with an interest in the performing arts.

Coordinated by Marco Paiva, registrations to participate in the workshop are open until November 30th and can be sent to the email [email protected].

«The diversity of the artistic fabric reveals new forms of expression, new views and perspectives on the World, new aesthetics, a whole new movement that, guided by a sense of transgression and renewal, collaborates in the affirmation of concepts such as democracy, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and, above all, the right to be free», describe the promoters of the theatrical creation workshop.

All presentations will feature interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language and audio description.