THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR
Since I have read 'She Came To Stay’ (the author's first published novel) Simone de Beauvoir has been present in all of my works. Her books explore fundamental issues that are central to my own work: autobiography, politics/feminism, gender/sexuality, existentialism and death. We address these issues in different ways, but our base and our principle are the same - we believe in the quest for truth and we believe in the value of culture, because both saved us from despair at an early age.
Director and Performer: M̶i̶g̶u̶e̶l̶ Bonneville. Original Soundtrack: Susana Santos Silva. Costume Design: Mariana Sá Nogueira. Light Design: Nuno Patinho. Dramaturgic Support: João Manuel de Oliveira. Photography and Video: Joana Linda. Executive Production: Cristina Correia. Production: Horta Seca Associação Cultural. Artistic Residencies: Arts Printing House, Balleteatro, Arte y Desarollo, Azala and La Fundición. This project was financed by Governo de Portugal/Secretaria de Estado da Cultura/DGArtes and La Fundicíon.
17th - 18th of November 2014, La Fundición Bilbao, Spain
5th of July 2017, Mostra Performatus #2, Santos, Brazil
16th of November 2015, Teatro di Vetro Festival, Rome, Italy
14th – 18th of January 2015, Negócio – ZDB, Lisbon, Portugal