Cine-Teatro Louletano / Sat 24 September - 21h30
© Gonçalo Tocha

© Arthur Péquin

In Greek Mythology Atlas was the one condemned to stand with the Earth and Heavens on his shoulders. To turn the theater back into a political space. 100 people on stage.

A landscape of people with different professions, claiming their position in society, individually as well as in group, mapping a sort of atlas of the complex cohesion of a social tissue.
One of the first ideas for this piece were the ideas of the artist Joseph Beuys: We are the revolution and Everybody is an artist. He enlarged the area of art to the whole life of mankind, introducing the notion of social sculpture.

A quiet revolution. A work motivated by the belief that art should play an active role in society. Uniting art and life.

Performers: 100 persons from different professions
Concept, artistic direction and Light: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Sound: Coolgate
Light consultant: Thomas Walgrave
Artistic consultant: Fernando J. Ribeiro
Dramaturgy collaboration: Rui Catalão
Artistic collaboration and group coordination: Cátia Leitão (Alface), Tiago Gandra
Executive production and group coordination: Andrea Sozzi
Production Manager: Mónica Samões
Production: casaBranca
Co-production: Teatro Municipal Maria Matos
Artistic residency: Atelier, alkantara
Support: Junta de Freguesia da Estrela, alkantara
Thanks to: Mark Deputter and to all performers that participated in all performances of Atlas.

Wanted 100 people with different professions from the local community (with or without performative experience) to come on stage: artist, baker, police, photographer, surfer, hooker, fisher, political, researcher, entrepreneur, valet parking, driver, stripper, farmer, mechanic, football player, carpenter, plumber…

In each city ATLAS brings together 100 people from all walks of life and backgrounds that come with their wishes and ideals and are ready to be heard. This crowd of volunteer citizens embodies society but also shoves it.

On stage an Atlas of humanity composed by all morphologies, ages, jobs, generations and social status. This popular choir goes to pharaonic size, and gives theater back to its original political value. After many cities in Portugal and abroad, ATLAS LOULÉ wants to gather 100 people to participate in this unique project

6 DAYS (18 – 23 September)

Tel: 289 414 604