Our existence has a limited and limited duration. How do we live this time and take advantage of this possibility? We are annexed by a normative standard which, like with Mago, leads to individual annulment thus losing a wild essence or we become an agent, who like Vincent, pursues an ideal of freedom to be us, full of independence and nonconformity.
BUGS, is a show worked from the work of the same name by Miguel Torga, which aims to address fundamental questions about society and existence itself.
Humanized animals or almost animalized humans appear here in struggle with themselves, with the environment in which they live and with the Divine. Different from each other in their particularities, these animals are all part of the same Noah's Ark; site and mother earth where everyone walks in an equal struggle for life and freedom. They are human dilemmas, but shared by both men and animals in which Man is one more animal among others and does not occupy a privileged place.
In Torga, evolution alienated man from nature, condemning him to perdition and, with BUGS, travels in search of his wild essence, the purity of the instincts, calling into question God, freedom, society and the individual's relationship with them.
Thinking that none has a special place in creation, here we remember that living is not enough. Human dignity requires that life is worthwhile in full freedom; that rebellion that does not accept domestications or conformisms, is the safe way for each to find his role in the collective, without losing his freedom.
Rui Lopes Graça
Artistic Direction of AAAIDD and GDD: Henrique Amoedo
Choreography: Rui Lopes Graça
Interpreters: Aléxis Fernandes; Bárbara Matos; Joana Caetano; José Manuel Figueira; Nuno Borba; Pedro Alexandre Silva; Ricardo Meireles; Sofia Marote and Telmo Ferreira
Light design: Nuno Meira
Sound Design: Rui Lopes Graça
Masks: Robert Allsopp and Associates
Projection drawings: Carolina Caetano
Photos: Júlio Silva Castro
Essayers: Cristina Baptista and Telmo Ferreira
Mounting and light operation: Maurício Freitas
Graphic design: Melissa Corrêa / Niponica
Production support: Natércia Kuprian / AAAIDD
Co-Production: Funchal Municipal Council
Duration: 50 minutes
Indicated: Greater than 3 years
Absolute debut: 01/29/2016. Municipal Theater Baltazar Dias. Funchal - Madeira - Portugal