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ATLAS (2011) / Ana Borralho & João Galante (Lisbon)

  • Borgarleikhúsið Kringlan Reykjavík, 103 Iceland (map)

In Greek Mythology Atlas was the one condemned to stand with the
Earth and Heavens on his shoulders. to turn the theater back into a political space. 100 people on stage.
A landscape of people with different kind of professions, claiming their position on society, individually as well as in group, mapping a sort of 'atlas' of the complex cohesion of a social tissue.
A quiet revolution. A work motivated by the belief that art should play an active role in society. Uniting art and life.
One of the first ideas for this piece where the ideas of the artist Joseph Beuys:
'we are the revolution' and 'everybody is an artist'. He enlarged the area of art to the whole life of mankind introducing the notion of social sculpture. The performance was inspired by the children 'mantra' song 'If one elephant disturb many people, two elephants disturb much more,  if two elephants disturb many people, three elephants disturb much more, ...' .

Concept and Artistic direction : Ana Borralho & João Galante
Light : Ana Borralho & João Galante
Light consultant : Thomas Walgrave
Sound : Coolgate
Dramaturgy Collaboration : Fernando J. Ribeiro & Rui Catalão          

On stage : 100 people of different professions

Artistic Collaboration and Group Coordination : André Uerba, Antonia Buresi, Catarina Gonçalves, Cátia Leitão (Alface) & Tiago Gandra
Production Manager : Mónica Samões
Executive production : Andrea Sozzi                                                                        
Production : casaBranca
Co-production Maria Matos Municipal Theatre
Artistic residency Atelier real, Alkantara
Support Junta Freguesia de Santos-o-Velho
Thanks Mark Deputter and to the performers who have participated
in all Atlas performances

Photography : Vasco Celio

casaBranca is funded by Governo de Portugal / Secretário de Estado da Cultura / Direcção Geral das Arte

When : Thursday, August 27, 19:00

Where : Borgarleikhúsið/City Theatre, Listabraut, Reykjavík

Duration : 70 minuets

Ticket price : 2.900 iskr. Buy tickets here

Presented by Reykjavík Dance Festival and LÓKAL

ATLAS

Þetta verður eitthvað! 100 Reykvíkingar, fulltrúar hinna ýmsu starfsstétta borgarinnar, stíga á stóra svið Borgarleikhússins í sýningunni „Atlas“ eftir portúgölsku listamennina Borralho & Galante. Verkið dregur nafn sitt af gríska guðinum Atlas sem var dæmdur til þess að bera heiminn á herðum sér og er innblásin af hugmyndum listamannsins Joseph Beuys sem hélt því fram að innst inni væru allir listamenn.

Earlier Event: August 27
FIRSTS (Reykjavík)