100 citizens take the stage. Representatives of different professions – from bus drivers to lawyers and priests to janitors – demand to have a place in society. The impressive stage production and performance concept Atlas, launched in Lisbon in 2011, will be carried out in Helsinki as the artists, Ana Borralho and João Galante, re-create the work together with the inhabitants of Helsinki. Everyone is an artist. Together we are a revolution.

Ana Borralho and João Galante have worked together regularly in the nineties as actors/co-creators with the famous Portuguese physical theater group Olho. They have been working together on projects of their own since 2002 on performance art, dance, installation, photography, sound and video art.



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Concept, direction, lighting Ana Borralho & João Galante
Performers 100 citizens of different professions
Sound Coolgate
Lighting consultant Thomas Walgrave, Anna Pöllänen
Artistic consultant Fernando Ribeiro
Dramaturgy collaboration Rui Catalão
Artistic collaboration and group coordination Maija Mustonen, Jenni Koistinen, Sari Palmgren, Jarkko Partanen
Project coordinator Jenni Sainio
Photos Vasco Célio
Artistic residency (original Lisbon production) Atelier real, alkantara
Co-production Maria Matos Municipal Theatre
Production casaBranca, Zodiak – Center for New Dance
In co-operation with Helsinki Festival

Supported by Junta Freguesia de Santos-o-Velho

The performance has been realized with the support of the DÉPARTS network. DÉPARTS is funded by the European Commission (Culture Programme).

Post-performance discussion 25.8.

Tickets 25/23/15 €