13 · 14 apr 2024 — Aljezur


Giacomo Scalisi · Portugal
Theatre — M/8+

NÃO is a performance based on a dialogue between director Giacomo Scalisi and writer Afonso Cruz about his books "Paz Traz Paz" and "O Livro do Ano" and some unpublished texts that emerged after they exchanged ideas.

Since the beginning of this creation, there has been a clear desire to speak to the entire public, particularly children and young people, about the importance of thinking about freedom and being a human being as one of the best antidotes to combat hatred. NÃO is like a reminder of the important things we can't forget. It's the story of the 'yes' that should have been 'no'.

Three women merge into one to explain that monsters exist—and that they take shape as a result of the smallest things and the most baseless fears.

Initially, the Institute of Normal People argued that normality came from the freedom of each being as they are. To be normal was to be different and unique. Now, this institute defends the idea that to avoid deviant behavior, we must all act equally to protect good people.

What is it, after all, to be normal? And what are good people? Arranged with polyphonic singing, NÃO shows us that three different voices are more beautiful than unison and that harmony is a possible dream.

Therefore, given the normality that surrounds us, we choose the only path that seems unusual: TO RESIST.

/ artistic and technical credits

/Staging Giacomo Scalisi   /Text Afonso Cruz (original texts and excerpts from “Paz Traz Paz” and “O Livro do Ano”)   /Interpretation and co-creation Ana Root, Rita Rodrigues, Sofia Moura   /Musical creation Ana Root   /Musical co-creation and external ear Pedro Salvador

Aljezur Town Council funds NÃO and is part of the programme of commemorations of the 50th anniversary of 25 April promoted by the municipality.

Aljezur – Espaço +
13 apr 2024 (sat) – 09:00 pm
14 apr 2024 (sun) – 05:00 pm
Running Time
1h approx.
Age Rating
3€* Single price
*Ticket sales will go to the Aljezur Volunteer Fire Brigade

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