Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986) was a French existentialist philosopher, writer, social theorist, and feminist activist. She wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiographies, and monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues. She had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory. Since Bonneville read ‘She Came To Stay’ (the author’s first published novel), Simone de Beauvoir became a constant reference in all of his projects. Her books explore fundamental issues that are central to his own work: autobiography, politics, feminism, gender, sexuality, existentialism and death. They address these issues in different ways, but their foundations and principles are the same - they believe in the quest for truth and believe in the value of culture, because both saved them 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

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