não te concedi a ti, natureza, a decisão deste dia

Não te concedi a ti, natureza, a decisão deste dia

We, pretentious.

We, weak.

We, humans.

We reject the ephemeral. We build up the indestructible. We are from that band that uses suicide as a way of fighting. We desire beyond the body. We’ll last after death.

If you don’t want your oeuvres to remain eternal, please don’t build them. To create is to transform thoughts into matter. And to create matter is to challenge the nature.

I don’t allow you, nature, to decide for me my final day is our way to claim for eternity. For the last time.

I can hear the echo of my own thoughts. Listen, I’m alone.

All the music on earth surrounds me. Don’t try to reach my hand. Just look…and see. How days defeat me and my dreams and the air I breath.

Look and see how loneliness wraps me up today.

I’m the last one.

I don’t allow you, nature, to decide for me my final day is about exploring the freedom that emerges from the verb to die. To die, just like to live in the most fragile way, day after day. It’s about a body that remains naked and it’s always present, even after death. It’s about taking decisions up to the limit. It’s about transforming them in theatre.

Credits

Conception and artistic direction Daniel Gorjão with Cátia Terrinca, Matilde Azevedo Neves, Miguel Cruz, Teresa Tavares, Sara Garrinhas, Joana Peralta e Sara Vicente.

Running Time | 45 min
M/16

Premiére | September 12th to October 3rd, 2011 | Teatro Turim

Presentation |July 6th, 2012 | Festival Inundart, Girona – Barcelona