Importance of bodies belonging to the place they are given: Space created by Pierre Nouvel is austere and diluted – stylised body.
Body should be representative of a subject in a situation, on an abstract plane, rather than an over-drawn character.
The characters always appear in Monochrome tones – grey, white and black. This sequence is only interrupted by bursts of colour at the moments of the fanfares.
Monochrome in situations that centre around Silence, colour when attempts at sound appear.

Geoffrey Johnson’s work was a visual reference for the costumes.

D. Maria II National Theatre, 2021
International tour

direction, text and staging Cédric Orain, Guilherme Gomes
performed by Guilherme Gomes, João Lagarto, Marcello Urgeghe, Tânia Alves, Teresa Coutinho
music Marion Cros
set design and video Pierre Nouvel
costumes Ângela Rocha
light design Bertrand Couderc
Photographs © Filipe Ferreira
technical direction Edouard Lyotard Khouri-Haddad
video and sound operation Théo Lavirotte
light operation Boris Pijetlovic
translation Carina Amaral dos Santos
administration, executive production, diffusion Maria João Garcia (PT), La Magnanerie – Anne Herrmann, Victor Leclère, Martin Galamez, Lauréna de la Torre(FR)
production Teatro da Cidade, Compagnie La Traversée
co-production Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens / Pôle européen de création et de production, Le phénix – Scène nationale de Valenciennes – Pôle européen de création, CRETA – Laboratório de Criação Teatral
artistic residencies O Espaço do Tempo, Les Plateaux Sauvages

support TNDM II Institut français à Paris, Institut français du Portugal, Embassy of France
supports Institut français/Théâtre Export, I-Portunus – Creative Europe Programme, France-Portugal Cross Season