Throughout my artistic career I’ve been always confronted with an inevitable contradiction: my time of gestation and creation – a time sometimes dilated sometimes intersected, unpredictable, guided by desires, impulses, by non-linearity and even by indiscipline – enters in constant collisions with the established time, a time too regulated and repetitive.
Over three years I dedicated myself to reflect, experiment and learn about the world of amateurs' shows, and those, who in their leisure time dedicate their time to the artistic practice. Those, who do not have an obligation to build a status that legitimate themselves in the professional life, simply let themselves go by the pleasure they feel on what they do. Dance, theatre or 'show', has always been for me a pretext to find that space of freedom and pleasure, to find that place of “leisure time”, where it would be possible to reflect, digest or change the world and reality. And it is in that “leisure” time that I want to put myself, that the show, the event that I do, can be placed in that limbo “between” the finished and unfinished, the possible and impossible, the controlled and the liberating.
MY NAME IS GEORGEANNE
Performance from the meeting with Regina Branco in Minde. She is 47 years old and is an English teacher at high school where she also directs drama classes. She belongs to the amateur theatre group Boca de Cena in Minde where she worked, among others, on the play Five women wearing the same dress by Alan Ball that has deeply marked her.
Direction and concept
Alan Ball and Adília Lopes
Artistic collaboration and rehearsals assistance
Dinis Machado and Miguel Pereira
Materiais Diversos/Festival Materiais Diversos
O Rumo do Fumo
Comuna Teatro de Pesquisa, Forum Dança, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa
André Guedes, Dora Carvalho, Rogério Venâncio, Vera Ferreira, Vera Mantero
Regina Branco and all the actors and team from Boca de Cena who collaborated in the first phase of the project