THE LAST WORD IS THE PENULTIMATE (A ULTIMA PALAVRA E A PENULTIMA)
Theatrical production, 50', devised theatre - Choreographer
A última palavra é a penúltima’ (‘The last word is the penultimate’) looks at what transcends when all options have been explored, every path has been walked and each possible combination tried. A state drained of solutions that paradoxically gives rise to the inception of something new, something uncharted.
A última palavra é a penúltima (The last word is the penultimate), a site-specific urban intervention project co-directed by Teatro da Vertigem (Brazil), Zikzira Physical Theatre and Lot (Peru), took place in a disused underpass in the rundown heart of São Paulo, next to the Teatro Municipal.
Based on Gilles Deleuze's visionary text L'épuisé (a study of Samuel Beckett's piece 'Quad'), A última palavra explores urban sub-rhythms, voyeurism and exposure, and the depletion of options. In a reversal of voyeurism, the audience witnessed the actions from inside the shopping windows. Passers-by, monks and homeless children and adults were integrated in the passage’s ‘flux’.
With a cast of 13 and a soundtrack by The Hafler Trio (Brahma/Antartica).