Moving People

Production and direction Christiane Jatahy

20th – 23rd September
Garden of the Museum of Lisbon
schedule to be confirmed

A project about encounters. A space for interlocution with the other, with the others, without cultural barriers of language or History. A space to talk about memory. About utopia. About the future to be built from the new. A common future.
The encounter takes place between people that have moved around in the world, emigrants and refugees that left in search of a new home. In addition to immigrants, a local actor also participates in the performance. The memory of those who come from outside is added to those who are from the city.
Inside a container, a live documentary about the encounter of the immigrants and the actor is filmed, edited and projected each day in the presence of the public. The film is made on-the-spot, sharing ideas and stories, which are stimulated through questions posed by Christiane Jatahy. The public sits on each side of the container and watches the film. At a certain point, the screens are lifted and there is no longer a limit or anything separating those who are watching and those who are telling. The encounter is complete: between the public and the guests, the performance and the film.
The public is asked to bring objects to add to the house that is being constructed. It is these objects brought by the audience that give colour and detail to the film.


Concept and Director: Christiane Jatahy; Set and Lighting: Thomas Walgrave; Set Co-Production: Marcelo Lipiani; Video: Julio Parente; Camera: Paulo Camacho; Translation assistant: Juliane Elting; Local production: Agnes Oberauer; Production director: Henrique Mariano; Production: Theater der Welt

Co-production: Thalia Theater