THE OLD IMAGE OF BEING LOVED

The old image of being loved is a theatre event where the audience is invited collaborate with one character to create video-art piece: An artist provokes encounters with strangers and together they recreate their relationship in 4 years time. 

In this show, the actor and spectator are sharing the same surface where they play with their own subjectivity using reflection, action and creation. The collaboration we take on is not just an interactive game but also the grammar of the piece itself.

This show is created in real-time, challenging the borders between the stage and the auditorium. In this sense, we can say that the show is a creative lab that provides the experience of the creative process as well as the joy of watching a theatre performance. Photography, scene proposals, dramaturgical drafts, sketches, and rough cinema takes are all components that move this multidisciplinary engine forward.

Synopsis

I have an idea. This idea, it’s an image. An image where I’m in front of a stranger. But it’s not just a stranger. I have an idea in which I’m doing a piece of art with the stranger who is reading this text. While I’m writing this text I’m thinking about that stranger. My idea is to, together create a memorable piece of art. This is my idea of a collective. Me, the stranger who’s reading this and the art work. An image. I have an idea of meeting this stranger in Camden People’s Theatre at 19.15 p.m. and together we think about the idea of “The old image of being loved”.

Credits

a creation of Ana Gil, Nuno Leão, Óscar Silva
a co-production of Terceira Pessoa & Óscar Silva
Graphic design Cátia Santos
Support the creation of residence Cine-Teatro Avenida Castelo Branco, ATA – Acção Teatral Artimanha, Teatro Sá da Bandeira Santarém
Suport Câmara Municipal de Castelo Branco
Sepcial thanks Bruno Santos, Douglas Irvine, Martina Conti e Ricardo Marques

Tour

22 a 24 April 2016The Old Image of Being Loved— national Premiere Castelo Branco — Cine-Teatro Avenida
January 2016The Old Image of Being Loved— residence in creation Castelo Branco — Sala de Ensaios Terceira Pessoa
1st to 12nd March 2016The Old Image of Being Loved— residence in creation and preliminary debut Santarém — Teatro Sá da Bandeira
22nd to 24th April 2016The Old Image of Being Loved— National Premiere Castelo Branco — Cine-Teatro Avenida
February 2016The Old Image of Being Loved— residence in creation Pinhal Novo — Sala Ensaios ATA - Acção teatral Artimanha
22nd March 2016The Old Image of Being Loved— international premiere London, United Kingdom — Camden People's Theatre
11th June 2016The Old Image of Being Loved— international debut London, United Kingdom — Roundhouse/We Are Now Festival

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