23 jun 2024 — Centro de Retiros Karuna · Monchique

O Caminho para "Terminal (O Estado do Mundo)" – Regresso ao Futuro

Formiga Atómica · Portugal
Video · Conversation · Snacks — M/6+

The Formiga Atómica theatre company returns to Monchique to show the mini-documentary video with Ana Ferraz, from Monchique. Ana tells us about a forest landscape that no longer exists but is evoked through her memories of the days in 2003 and 2018 when she saw everything disappear around the Karuna Retreat Centre, in the heart of the Monchique mountains, due to the force of the fire. A reminder that there are lessons to be learned after repeated destruction and rebirth from the ashes.

In addition to the exhibition of this mini-documentary, this session - which concludes the artistic residency developed by Formiga Atómica in Aljezur, Odemira and Monchique in 2023 - will also include a discussion with the public about the climate emergency we are facing and a snack to be shared.

Ana Ferraz's testimony from Monchique is part of a more extensive collection of short documentary videos, a collection of vanished places entitled 'Back to the Future', which shows the traces of time and the effects of climate change on the landscape and the construction of places.

“Regresso ao Futuro”, directed by JUNO, was one of the activities on the way to 'Terminal (The State of the World)', an extensive research process by Formiga Atómica that has toured Portugal over the past year, including Aljezur, Odemira and Monchique, and which preceded the creation of the show 'Terminal (The State of the World)', which will be presented on 28th and 29th June at 9.30pm as part of the programme at the Teatro de Palha, Zona Industrial da Feiteirinha. Everyone is invited to attend, especially those who have inspired this new play.

/ artistic and technical credits

/Directed by JUNO   /Music Hélder Gonçalves   /Sound mixing Nelson Carvalho   /Project conception and direction Inês Barahona e Miguel Fragata   /Executive producer Luna Rebelo e Sofia Bernardo   /Production and mediation assistant Beatriz Brito   /Production Formiga Atómica

/Co-production Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Centro Cultural do Cartaxo, Cine-Teatro São Pedro de Alcanena, Comédias do Minho, Companhia Mascarenhas-Martins, Lavrar o Mar, Município de Mértola, Município de Setúbal, Teatro Municipal de Ourém, Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II em parceria com a Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Teatro Nacional São João, Teatro Virgínia, Teatro Viriato, Trigo Limpo teatro ACERT, Théâtre du Point du Jour, Festival d'Avignon

Monchique – Centro de Retiros Karuna
23 jun 2024 (sun) – 06:30 pm
Running Time
1h30 aprox.
Age Rating
Free Entrance
upon registration info@lavraromar.pt (please indicate if you need transport between Odemira and the Karuna Retreat Centre)