O Mestre (the Master) addresses the Actor's relationship with learning, updating and improvement.
It is a theatre project about the transmission of knowledge and the essential figures that this act presupposes: the one who knows and the one who does not know. It focuses on the roles that each one assumes so that the relationship can exist. And in the development of that relationship.
In O Mestre, the protagonist is the teacher-student relationship. Learning as a rite of passage in life, the unique and privileged moment that is to learn under the eyes of the other and the fragility of this process so intimate and beautiful of those who learn.
I invited the artist Michel, currently my tap dance teacher, to research with me this (mainly) male figure of the master and to create a performance that reflects on autonomy through a learning process.
project, text and artistic direction Maria João Falcão performance Maria João Falcão e Michel choreography and soundscape Michel set and costume design Maria João Falcão
artistic assistance Bernardo Souto and João Simões
dramaturgical assistance Prof.ª Eugénia Vasques
production número cinco Associação Cultural
photos João Simões
video Marcelo Pereira (imagem e edição) e Marcelo Tavares (som)
poster and postcard Michel (drawing) and Maria João Falcão (design)
duration 50 minutes
support: CML - Polo Cultural das Gaivotas|Boavista, Livraria Ler Devagar, República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes, BalletShop, Seetickets, griffehairstyle
special thanks: João Simões, Emanuel Ribeiro, Alexandra Sousa, prof.ª Eugénia Vasques, Bernardo Souto, Manuel Henriques, Elsa Valentim, João Telmo, João D'Ávila, Amândio Pinheiro, Yoon Chin (Malaca Restaurant), Patrícia Neves Gomes, João Borges da Cunha, Dalila Carmo, Paulo Lage, Polo Cultural das Gaivotas' team, José Pinho, Livraria Ler Devagar team