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Small Auditorium
60 min.

Dates / Schedules

April 16th 2023 05:00pm

Música

Musical Theater

Musical Theatre for singer/performer and percussion quartet

The woman that can see, based on the book Blindness [Ensaio sobre a Cegueira] published in 1995, brings together two events that mark our time. This new musical theater directed by Fuentes is, deliberately, a reflection on the Covid 19 pandemic that we have suffered since 2020 and, even more important than this difficult world situation, is the commemoration in 2022 of the 100th anniversary of the birth of José Saramago, Nobel Prize of Literature 1998. A writer who manages to expose the weight of human existence when there is a lack of new ways of thinking – a critic for improving the world and the societies in which we live

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THE DRAMATURGY

From the first moment, the audience is led to the confinement of the woman who can see it. Fuentes creates a harrowing musical theater in which the main character’s psychological abilities are central to the play’s narrative. We enter the woman’s world, we see with her eyes the darkness of confinement and also the sea of milk, like the white blindness that Saramago describes. In women, fear and hope are mixed, but also doubt and determination. She is strong and weak. We identify with it because it defines the human condition, between contradiction and paradox.

Despite being able to see, she decides to stay with the man she loves, suffering the consequences of confinement with him. The ending that Fuentes brings to the work is different from Saramago’s book and, as an omen announced from the beginning, the woman who sees it goes blind at the end of the work. With this tragic end, Fuentes launches a critique and reflection: we need to sharpen our vision, sharpen our sensitivity and be able to «see» in the most mystical, philosophical and human sense.

BLINDNESS – The woman that can see is a dark work that illuminates certain issues. «We are blind who, seeing, we cannot see», says Saramago. Do we intend not to see our reality to make our existence lighter? Fuentes raises the question on the scene.

 

Ages

+6 years

Data sheet

Stage direction Arturo Fuentes

Composter and light design Arturo Fuentes

Video direction Arturo Fuentes

Script and libretto by Arturo Fuentes, based on the book Blindness [Ensaio sobre a cegueira] (1995) by Portuguese writer José Saramago (1922-2010)

Performed by Drumming Grupo de Percussão

Conductor Miquel Bernat

Soprano and actress Raquel Camarinha

 

 

Production ARTWAY- Vanessa Pires e Patrícia Silveira

Published by LondonHall Editions, Áustria

Created by Arturo Fuentes

 

Production
Centro Cultural de Belém

Prices and Discounts

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Discounts

DISCOUNTS are only valid for CCB production and/or co-production shows and for tickets with a price above €12, with the exception of CCB cardholders, the discount is applied to values ​​above €8.

 

50% for unemployed, upon presentation of proof of the IEFP (valid in the Main Auditorium and Small Auditorium, for tickets purchased at the sales points)

50% for people with specific needs and accompanying person

30% for under 30s

30% for CCB Card’s holders (individual, Senior, Youth and Family)

25% for CP customers, after checking the CP Tickets (for tickets purchased at sales points)

20% for groups of more than 20 people

20% for people over 65

10% for FNAC cardholders (valid in the Main Auditorium and Small Auditorium)

€5 for Arts and culture professionals and students this discount only applies to the Main and Small Auditorium  in CCB Production shows, purchased at our CCB ticket office and has a limited number of tickets

SPECIAL ADVANTAGE SEASON OPENING CCB CARD

From September 23 to October 6

50% The CCB card’s holders will have the additional advantage of being able to purchase two tickets with a 50% discount, exclusively for shows and other cultural activities produced by CCB

 

Ticket sets for different shows
Discount on the total purchase price

PACK 1 20% 3 to 5 shows

PACK 2 30% 6 to 8 shows / 35% with CCB Card 6 to 8 shows

PACK 3 40% 9 or more shows / 45% with CCB Card 9 or more shows

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