Depois do silêncio

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Christiane Jatahy comes to the end of her Trilogy of Horrors. Between documentary and fiction, between cinema and theater, the spotlight is on the ancient link that unites racism and capitalism. Are we sure the era of colonial violence is really over? And that the slave trade is now just a history book topic?

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato

After Entre chien et loup – presented at the Piccolo in May 2022 on the occasion of the Presente indicativo: per Giorgio Strehler (paesaggi teatrali) Festival –, which investigated the mechanics of fascism starting from the film Dogville by Lars von Trier, and Before the sky falls, which pointed the finger at toxic masculinity and the political power of the patriarchy, starting from the Shakespearean Macbeth, Christiane Jatahy comes to the conclusion of her Trilogy of Horrors.
Depois do silêncio brings to the stage the close bond that unites racism and capitalism. From the age of the slave trade to the policies implemented by personalities like Jair Bolsonaro, little seems to have changed: there are those who own land, freedom, and identity. And then there are those who have nothing.
Starting from the novel Torto Arado (Twisted Plow) by Itamar Vieira Junior – which tells the battles of three women in the state of Bahia – and from the documentary by Eduardo Coutinho Cabra marcado para morrer (A man marked by death) dedicated to the murder of the leader of a rural union, the show connects the past to the present in the hope of clearing the field for a new, and better, future.
According to the director, Leone d’Oro for Lifetime Achievement at the last Venice Biennale, it is necessary to change perspective on the theme of social injustice in Brazil and talk about it «from the point of view of the people who were – and still are –  massacred by a capitalist system that still persists today. It is a question of addressing the problem of land and territories, letting those who have written and continue to write this story speak every day with their body, their blood, their voice. The blacks and the natives».

Duration: 110’ without interval

The Playbill

Depois do silêncio (After the silence) 
based on the book Torto Arado by Itamar Vieira Junior, published by LeYa
creation and text Christiane Jatahy
artistic collaboration, set and light design Thomas Walgrave
photography and camera Pedro Faerstein
original Music Vitor Araujo and Aduni Guedes
sound design and mixing Pedro Vituri
costumes Preta Marques
collaboration text Gal Pereira, Juliana França, Lian Gaia and Tatiana Salem Interlocution Ana Maria Gonçalves
video system Julio Parente
body preparation Dani Lima
direction assistance Caju Bezerra
camera assistance Suelen Menezes
sound (movie) João Zula
edition (movie) Mari Becker and Paulo Camacho
stage manager and sound operation Diogo Magalhães
light operation Leandro Barreto
video operation Alan de Souza
production assistance Rio de Janeiro Divino Garcia
production management Rio de Janeiro Claudia Marques
administration Claudia Petagna
production coordination and tour manager Henrique Mariano
With Gal Pereira, Juliana França, Lian Gaia, Aduni Guedes and, for the film, the participation of the residents of the communities of Remanso and Iúna -Chapada Dimantina/Bahia/Brazil
containing references to, and images of Cabra marcado para morrer by Eduardo Coutinho, Mapa Filmes production
production – Cia Vertice - Axis productions
coproduction – Schauspielhaus Zürich, Le CENTQUATRE-Paris, Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe – Paris, Wiener Festwochen, Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa, Arts Emerson – Boston, Riksteatern-Sweden, Théâtre Dijon-Bourgogne CDN, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre Populaire Romand – Centre neuchâtelois de arts vivants La Chaux-de-fonds, DeSingel – Antwerp, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm – Frankfurt a.M., Temporada Alta Festival de tardor de Catalunya and Centro Dramatico National – Madrid.
Christiane Jatahy is an associate artist of the CENTQUATRE-PARIS, à l’Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Arts Emerson Boston and Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa
Cia Vertice is supported by Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Île-de-France - Ministère de la Culture France

A show in portuguese with Italian surtitles

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