What are politics today?
What is democracy’s fate?
Not only in Brazil, but in the world. What to think of this global system, of this economic, social, human, ecological crisis, that, in chilling fashion, coincides with normality and becomes a tool of governments in a continual process of decision making which decides absolutely nothing? A permanent state of emergency with perpetual coups d’etat to maintain power.
In this “new notion of politics”, which is intertwined with security, the State, rather than repairing the causes, only treats – or punishes – the consequences. It attempts to control the effects of a policy that does not see to the needs of most of humanity, acting through control, through fear, through vigilance, inciting an unprecedented level of violence that affects everyone.
And in this current paradox in which we live, in which the State seems to have abandoned the domain of politics and entered a no man’s land, whose geography and frontiers are still unknown, good and evil are diffuse and reality becomes the worst fiction.
And the question regarding whether it is still possible to change comes out in this work on the scope of subjectivity and advances desperately towards the public space. In this search for answers – or merely for more questions – we turn, as if in a dream, to Macbeth – and, through Shakespeare’s nightmare play, we look at the world of today, not to look for who could be the tyrant of the here and now, but to, through the mirror, through the reflections and through the shadows, think of our choices.
PROSPER – A refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. His family was murdered and he was arrested and tortured for two years because his father belonged to an organization opposed to the government. He is 28 years old.
MICHELLE – A resident of Rocinha. Her uncle was murdered by Rio de Janeiro’s Police Pacifying Unit (UPP). An iconic case of the power struggle within the favela and the State’s action of violence through the military police. She is 28 years old.
IGOR – A geography student, he was incarcerated in the Bangu Maximum Security Prison for seven months for participating in and organizing the 2013 demonstrations. A political prisoner in a democractic country, he still accounts for a series of legal processes that are ideological in nature. He is 27 years old.
ABOUD – A refugee from Syria in Germany. He worked for the press and was arrested and tortured for publishing denouncements on social networks of the murder and torture of people who opposed the current government. He is 26 years old.
The experience will be different in each city the project passes through, with new videos being made on the spot, with testimonies from who had their lives crossed by the current political and economic system
“THE WALKING FOREST”, by Christiane Jatahy
Inspired from “Macbeth”, by William Shakespeare
with Julia Bernat
Creation and direction in live — Christiane Jatahy
Movies — Christiane Jatahy and Paulo Camacho
Live camera and light designer – Paulo Camacho
Set conception – Christiane Jatahy e Marcelo Lipiani
Art director and set designer – Marcelo Lipiani
Sound designer and original track – Estevão Case
Artistic collaborators – Julia Bernat, Fernanda Bond, Isabel Teixeira, Stella Rabello and Henrique Mariano
Costumes – Fause Haten
Video System – Julio Parente
Assistant director – Fernanda Bond
Lightning assistant and operator – Leandro Barreto
Stage manager – Diogo Magalhães
Stage assistant – Thiago Katona
Video Operator and musician – Felipe Norkus
Mixing and sound Operator – Francisco Slade
Production director and tour manager – Henrique Mariano
Co-production: Le CENTQUATRE- Paris/FR, Künstlerhaus MOUSONTURM Frankfurt am Main/DE, TEMPO_FESTIVAL Rio de Janeiro/BR and SESC São Paulo/BR
Cia Vértice de Teatro is sponsored by Petrobras
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