Forever Bride is a reflection about the collapse of the body. Forever Bride is about the not materialized love of a woman. It’s about a body that one day was agile but today is unable to materialize the movement. It’s about words more than phrases. It’s about fragments.
Can we live indifferent to the social pressure to achieve goals and ambitions? What if we’re just not able to achieve love, to build up a family, to raise our kids, to write books, to succeed, to create art that matters? What if we’re just unable to succeed in life? What if our own body is unable to materialize the movement?
We start from the body: to take the body to its limit to create a unique performance every single day. Truly experimental. Crossing the lines between theatre, dance and visual arts we find a territory where they all meet.
Forever Bride is an object that invites us to question ourselves as creators in the intimacy of the dark room where each one of us sees what we want to see.
More than a political manifest, Forever Bride is an intimate interrogatory, a love confession.
As a theatre play is our way to question and explore the fragility of the citizen against his homeland.
Conception and artistic direction Daniel Gorjão | Script Cátia Terrinca | Dramaturgy assistant Teresa Tavares | Cast André Patrício, Maria Carvalho, Fernando Tavares/João Estevens | Executive Production João Figueiredo Dias, Sara Garrinhas | Costumes Matilde Azevedo Neves | Lighting designer Miguel Cruz | Poster photo Duarte Amaral Netto
Co-Production | Teatro do Vão, Rosa74 Teatro, Companhia de Teatro de Almada, Teatro da Garagem
Sponsors | Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Casa do Artista, Forum Dança, Golden Pony Studios
Running Time | 135 min (3×45 min)
Open Rehersal | May 4th, 2012 | Teatro Municipal de Almada
Premiére | October 4th to 7th, 2012 | Teatro Taborda-Teatro da Garagem, Lisboa
| April 27th, 2014 | Festival Tudanzas, Barcelona
| May 16th, 2014 | Openday Lx Factory, Lisboa