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Single Story / Anabela Almeida / Sara Duarte / 2016

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Single Story - © António Leitão

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Single Story - © Vasco Célio

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Single Story - © Vasco Célio

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Single Story - © Vasco Célio

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Single Story - © Vasco Célio

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Single Story - © Vasco Célio

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What happens if we hear a story, always the same, about a person, a people, a place. What if we hear it over and over again? That story becomes the only story which is known, becoming a definitive story. In a Ted Talk Conference, the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls the attention to the unique stories which neglect all the other narratives that constitute a place or a person. This single narrative makes existence superficial, transforms the reality in stereotypes and reinforces the existing power relations in a given society.

We propose to reset the equilibrium in the personal narratives, telling some stories. In the discovery of the many narratives, we move away from the “single story danger”, since a fair and worthy relationship with the others and their places is only possible when we possess the knowledge of the multiple narratives which constitute them.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Staging, text and performance – Anabela Almeida and Sara Duarte
Sound and image operation – Anabela Almeida and Sara Duarte
Dramaturgy Support – Alfredo Martins
Stage photography – António Leitão and Vasco Célio

CO-PRODUCTION

teatro meia volta e depois à esquerda quando eu disser, Maria Matos Municipal Theatre

PREMIERE

March 2016, Maria Matos Municipal Theatre, Lisbon

CIRCULATION

March 2017, Cineteatro de Sobral de Monte Agraço, Sobral de Monte Agraço – Artemrede
March 2017, Quartel das Artes Dr. Alípio Sol, Oliveira do Bairro
April 2017, Sociedade de Instrução Guilherme Cossoul, Lisbon
October 2017, Sá da Bandeira Secondary School, Santarém – Artemrede
October 2017, Faro – Verão Azul Festival
October 2017, Lagos – Verão Azul Festival
October 2017, Teatro das Figuras, Faro
November 2017, José Saramago Library, Feijó – Artemrede
November 2017, Marvila Library, Lisbon – Artemrede
January 2018, José Saramago Library, Beja
January 2018, Marvila Library, Lisbon
April 2018, Casa da Cultura, Setubal
May 2019, Álvaro de Campos Municipal Library, Tavira
December 2019, Centro de Artes de Ovar, Ovar

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