«The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.»
That Music Always Round Me
That music always round me, unceasing, unbeginning — yet long untaught
I did not hear;
But now the chorus I hear, and am elated;
A tenor, strong, ascending, with power and health, with glad notes of day-break I hear,
A soprano, at intervals, sailing buoyantly over the tops of immense waves,
A transparent bass, shuddering lusciously under and through the universe,
The triumphant tutti — the funeral wailings, with sweet flutes and violins — all these I fill myself with;
I hear not the volumes of sound merely — I am moved by the exquisite meanings,
I listen to the different voices winding in and out, striving, contending with fiery vehemence to excel each other in emotion;
I do not think the performers know themselves — but now I think I begin to know them.
Poem by Walt Whitman
"… Otsukaresama — The exact meaning of this word is used specifically for actors and it can be translated as "Are you tired?". The actors who kept their audience interested and moved get tired because they didn't spare their energy. Therefore, you should thank them for their effort."
"The secret art of the actor — a dictonary of anthropological theater" by Eugénio Barba
Program dedicated to the theater/dance show "Ensaio para uma cartografia" by Mónica Calle, seen on March 24th, 2017 at (Dona Maria II) Theater, in Lisbon.