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Joana Linda


Can the body be an oracle? Can the show be an oracle? This is a hypothetical exercise that – more than searching for answers – listens, watches, reads, interprets signals and symbols in order to create possibilities. It confronts us in the here-and-now with the moment of an action, suspending our obsession with the future. It also confronts us with a permanent questioning, a restlessness and the incessant searching in each of us.

The darkness of the theatre becomes the medium for illuminating something less visible and more occult, and the theatrical experience can thus reveal itself as a real and transformational perspective.

‘Oracle’ invites us to come together and practice other forms of clairvoyance.

Artistic and Technical Information


artistic direction, performance: Sara Anjo, Teresa Silva
creation in collaboration with: Artur Pispalhas (sound design and light), Filipe Pereira (set design and light), Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias (external eye)
technical direction: Artur Pispalhas
administration and management: Vítor Alves Brotas
web design: Diogo Brito
photography, video: Joana Linda
production: agência 25
co-prodution: Teatro do Bairro Alto in collaboration with Eira/Festival Cumplicidades
support: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and República Portuguesa-Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes
residencies: O Espaço do Tempo, Estúdios Victor Córdon, O Rumo do Fumo and Pólo Cultural das Gaivotas
co-production residency: O Espaço do Tempo
thanks to: Sara Machado, Cátia Mateus, Anabela Mendes, Ana Maria Silva, Andrea Rodella, Tânia Albuquerque and to all the participants from the workshops conducted in c.e.m Verão, O Rumo do Fumo, (Re)union 2018 and Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa

  • © Joana Linda
  • © Joana Linda
  • © Joana Linda
  • © Joana Linda