With Claws and Teeth – Fables of Free and Resistant Animals

16 of May to 14 of November of 2021
Aljube Museujm Auditorium

On the second Sunday mornings of each month, we host programming for the youngest, from theater to dance, from music to illustration, in a performative reflection on freedom and human rights.

Aljube Museum 4th Floor
Duration: 50 minutes
+6 years
Pre-registration through inscricoes@museudoaljube.pt
Subject to the capacity of the space

Activity in portuguese

  • June 13 – 11 am

Fables by Luandino Vieira “It was a day”… or rather, it was a night, a bat. This is the story of “Dimandondo, the bat with the three names”, who eats at night and sleeps during the day.
Luandino Vieira tells us that he heard this fable in the PIDE jail, in Luanda, in 1962, narrated by a prisoner from Cabinda, who one day was taken by plane and was never seen again.
In “Kiombokiadimuka and freedom”, we have a pig and a wild boar, who struggle precisely with the consequences of their choices. In both fables, freedom requires smartness and resilience, and it always comes at a price.

  • 11 July – 11 am

African fables chosen by Nelson Mandela.
Hares appear in many African fables. They are quick, smart and cunning. Also many children, however small, however disobedient, can be brave and challenge terrible monsters, the size of trees, dark as night and with teeth as big as wild boar tusks.
Is it allegory, is it a lie? As Mandela writes: “Actually, in fact, not everything you hear is reality”, but this is our story, as we tell it. “Whether you like it or not, take it elsewhere and bring it back.”

Play replacement

  • September 12 – 11 am

“There are two kinds of snakes: the good snakes and the bad snakes. Good snakes do good things and bad snakes do bad things. Like fairies and men, not all snakes are the same! You can use your powers to do good … to save, to heal. Or they can do evil: torturing, devouring, poisoning. By the way, do you know that “al-jubb” is a word of Arabic origin that can mean well, cistern, cave, dark place, dungeon or prison? They say that snakes like these places to live … ”

  • October 10 – 11 am

Fables by Luandino Vieira “It was a day”… or rather, it was a night, a bat. This is the story of “Dimandondo, the bat with the three names”, who eats at night and sleeps during the day.
Luandino Vieira tells us that he heard this fable in the PIDE jail, in Luanda, in 1962, narrated by a prisoner from Cabinda, who one day was taken by plane and was never seen again.
In “Kiombokiadimuka and freedom”, we have a pig and a wild boar, who struggle precisely with the consequences of their choices. In both fables, freedom requires smartness and resilience, and it always comes at a price.

  • November 14 – 11 am

African fables chosen by Nelson Mandela.
Hares appear in many African fables. They are quick, smart and cunning. Also many children, however small, however disobedient, can be brave and challenge terrible monsters, the size of trees, dark as night and with teeth as big as wild boar tusks.
Is it allegory, is it a lie? As Mandela writes: “Actually, in fact, not everything you hear is reality”, but this is our story, as we tell it. “Whether you like it or not, take it elsewhere and bring it back.”

Previous Sessions

  • May 16 – 11am

In a partnership with the collective of artists “Apanha Palavras”, we will start «With Claws and Teeth: Fables of Free and Resistant Animals, fables of free and resistant animals», based on African tales, in homage to Luandino Vieira, Nelson Mandela and so many and so many others.

“There are two kinds of snakes: the good snakes and the bad snakes. Good snakes do good things and bad snakes do bad things. Like fairies and men, not all snakes are the same! You can use your powers to do good … to save, to heal. Or they can do evil: torturing, devouring, poisoning. By the way, do you know that “al-jubb” is a word of Arabic origin that can mean well, cistern, cave, dark place, dungeon or prison? They say that snakes like these places to live … ”

Datasheet

Author, Artistic Direction and General Coordination – Paula Pina;
Artistic Team – Interpretation – Ana Isabel Gonçalves, André Moraes, Paula Pina, Rita Faria;
Music, Sound Design and Choreography – André Moraes, Paula Pina;
Technical Team – Sound, Light, Video and Photography – Mariana Dionísio, João Sanches;
Costumes and Scenography – Marta Fernandes da Silva.

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