© Bruno Simão
"The shadow escapes from the body like an animal we had been sheltering [...] and the shadow observes, reflects, and fears that unsheltered freedom"
Gilles Deleuze, Francis Bacon - The Logic of Sensation
On the brink of the 21st century and in an era that is fertile in eschatological narratives and theories about the end of history, crowned by the triumph of Western capitalism, Jacques Derrida coined the word "hauntologie" (Specters of Marx): an ontological manifestation of ideological and cultural specters that haunt our present time and disrupt a linear conception of time.
Inspired by Derrida's concept and anchored on the idea of haunting, Mickael de Oliveira and Nuno M Cardoso joined efforts once again, after Oslo (2015), to create HANTOLOGY, a spectral exercise about the resilience of radical visions and utopian projects that wind up failing and, like ghosts, haunt our contemporaneity.
TEATRO ACADÉMICO DE GIL VICENTE (COIMBRA, PT)
4 DECEMBER 2019
Concept and Direction: Mickael de Oliveira and Nuno M Cardoso
Cast: Ana Sampaio e Maia, Camilla Morello, Catarina Luís e Joana Petiz
Artistic Consulting: Marta Bernardes
Dramaturgy: Maria Inês Marques
Sound Design: Afonso Silva
Lighting Design: Rui Monteiro
Lighting Design Assistant: Teresa Antunes
Video: Maria Leite
Technical Direction: Luísa Osório
Video Recording: Fábio Coelho
Producer: Maria Inês Marques
Production: Colectivo 84
Sponsors: Ministério da Cultura-DGArtes, AMANDA, Circolando, Nome Próprio, Teatro Experimental do Porto, Teatro Municipal do Porto