26 April 2018 to 29 April 2018
26 April 2018 to 29 April 2018

Visões Úteis - Trans/Missão


InTrans/Missão a musician and a playwright share with the audience their work process in the creation of an Opera, which they hope will be revolutionary. A work that deals with the struggle and hardships of trying to organise and mobilise any sort of collective - be it an artistic team, a community or a whole population... of which the Portuguese example is an especially good one. However, throughout this public presentation, the divisions between the two artists become evident, as they engage in an open conflict that threatens to ruin the whole project.

Trans/Missão is a hybrid show, mixing theatre and music, in which the artistic collaborative process is used as a reflection of a national identity that seems incapable of mobilising and inscribing itself in history. Humor is the tool used to explore the tension between thinking and acting, and the apparent incapacity to move on from an accurate diagnosis to a concrete change.

To book your ticket, please send an email to [email protected].

Tickets: € 5

creation: Visões Úteis
co-produced by Visões Úteis, Teatro Municipal do Porto
directed by Ana Vitorino, Carlos Costa, João Martins
music: João Martins
lightning: José Carlos Coelho
photo: Paulo Pimenta
cast: Carlos Costa, João Martins

This venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

Fundação José Rodrigues
Rua da Fábrica Social 42
26 April, 2018 - 21:00 to 22:00

Share your ideas


image of Ana Vitorino

What is it that makes people emerge from a state of harmless complaining lethargy, or maintain the fire that made them take to the streets to join demonstrations, and actually do what is needed to provoke change?
To gather as a community or a population, putting aside what divides them, to focus on a more important common concern?
Can this (re)action be provoked, even cultivated?
And can any indications on how to feed social mobilization be taken from the way in which artists – specially performing artists – find a shared language to create a common work?

This is "trans/mission" - a play about Portugal and about artists, about Europe and about citizens, about thinking and about acting.

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