ARGILA – Teatro da Didascália


Auditório da ATC

A wide space. Clay in the center of it.

The performers look closely at it.

What to do with it?

Any touch will turn the clay into something else that will not regain it’s initial shape.


The clay begins to spin.

Suddenly, the stage is a large potter’s wheel.

The body of the performers, work as if they’re his hands.

The clay spins faster and faster. From now on, any attempt of manipulation, will inevitably become a dance between the body and the raw material.


The clay will not have a finished sculptural form.

The circular rotation of the wheel will have no end.

Neither the movement of the performers.

Stage Direction & Co-Creation: Bruno Martins 

Cast & Co-Creation: André Araújo, Ariana Silva, Cláudia Berkeley 

Scenography: Colectivo Monte 

Light Design: Valter Alves 

Musical Direction and Composition: Rui Souza 

Production Direction: Marta Lima 

Production Assistant: Raquel Passos 

Sound Technician: Filipe Cardu 

Photography: Paulo Pimenta 

Co-production: Teatro Da Didascália, Centro De Arte De Ovar 


Teatro da Didascália is funded by the Portuguese Government/Ministry of Culture – General Direction of Arts.

Duração aproximada: 60 min.

Classificação etária: M/12