Giacomo Scalisi · Theatre · Portugal

15 AND 16 APR
Giacomo Scalisi    •    Theatre    •    Portugal


NÃO is a performance that was born from a dialogue with the writer Afonso Cruz about his books Paz Traz Paz and O Livro do Ano and from some unpublished texts that emerged after exchanges of ideas.

From the beginning of this creation, there was a clear desire to speak to the whole public, and in particular to children and young people, about the importance of being able to think about freedom and being able to be human as one of the best antidotes to combat hatred.

NÃO is a reminder of the important things that we can't really forget. It’s the story of the 'yes' that should have been 'no'.

Three women merge into one to explain to us that monsters can really exist - and that they take shape as a result of the smallest things and the most unfounded fears.

Initially, the Institute of Normal People argued that normality came from the freedom of each person to be as they are. To be normal was to be different and unique. Now, this Institute defends that, in order to avoid deviant behaviour, we must all behave in an equal way to protect the good people.

What is it, after all, to be normal? And what are good people?

With a score of polyphonic singing, NÃO shows us that three different voices are more beautiful than unison, and that harmony is possible.

Therefore, given the normality that surrounds us, we chose the only path that seems less used: RESISTANCE.

That's it.

Artistic credits

Giacomo Scalisi Concept and staging

Afonso Cruz original texts and excerpts from Paz Traz Paz and O Livro do Ano Text

Ana Root, Rita Rodrigues, Sofia Moura Performance and co-creation

Ana Root Musical creation

Pedro Salvador Co-creation and external ear

Cineateatro Camacho Costa
15 · 16 APR fri and sat 9:00PM

This performance is held in Portuguese

Running time  60 min aprox.

Age rating  M/8+
Minimum age allowed is 8 years old

€3 Single Price