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Em Circulação > Cocoon by Matthieu Ehrlacher, 2017


by Matthieu Ehrlacher, 2017

Cocoon is the relationship between a set and a body. The body that it embodies is inside the set.

The set is alive and its transformation is witnessed by the audience. Inside this object, the body searches for the richness of its minimum movement and the path to its amplification. The imprisoned body is looking for its freedom. On the course of this transformation a dialogue is established. It is a voice inside the cocoon.

The conditioning created by the set is gradually destroyed by the intensification and evolution of the movement. The weirdness of this object that moves, talks, falls apart, stops, looks and listens, leads the audience to be more attentive, an attentiveness that is never the same. The transformation of this cocoon is a voyage full of details and levels of intensity, that pass from the cave to the museum and by the laboratory.

Matthieu Ehrlacher

Ficha Artística

Creation and Interpretation
Matthieu Ehrlacher

Light Design, Set Design and Artistic Assistance
Tiago Gandra

Sound Design
João Bento
Costume Support (Creation)
Catarina Gonçalves
Costume Support (Tour)
Bernardo Chatillon

O Rumo do Fumo
Production supported by
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Host Company
Teatro da Garagem

Câmara Municipal de Lisboa / Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista, Causas Comuns, Companhia Olga Roriz, Eira, Forum Dança, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal and Teatro da Garagem – Teatro Taborda
Andresa Soares, Antonieta Lopes, Beatriz Simões Henriques, Cátia Leitão (Alface), Filipe Caldeira, Francisca Manuel, João Ferro Martins, Lara Boticario, Luis Gandra, Melissa Ehrlacher, Sezen Tonguz, Teresa Silva, Urândia Aragão
Production supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation


Premiere - 29 - 30 April 2017, Try Better, Fail Better’17 Cycle, Teatro Taborda/Teatro da Garagem, Lisbon/Portugal