Grupo do funzionarios

It seems easy to be supportive... #1

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How do they laugh in Africa? #2

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Simone, do you want to go to Mozambique? #3

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I am going to Mozambique! But to do what? #4

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The meetings #5

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Where do I start? #6

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Meeting with

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The first contacts with Mozambique #8

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Agenda first mission in Mozambique #9

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First mission: arrival in Maputo #1

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But where am I? #2

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Meeting with Alvim Cossa #3

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Teatro do Oprimido Show #4

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Meeting with the Machaka Association #5

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The Show by the Machaka Group #6

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Manuela Soeiro and the Avenida Theater #7

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Gonçalo Mabunda #8

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Meeting with the Luarte Association #9

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Luarte Show #10

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Maputo - Pemba Journey #11

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Vitor Raposo #12

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Pemba – Palma Trip #13

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Visit to the village of Quionga #14

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Visit to the village of Quirindi #15

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That wonderful beach! #16

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Visit to the village of Pundanhar #17

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The Mamãe Kit #18

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Visit to the hospital in Palma #19

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Return to Italy #20

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The project continues! #1

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How many meetings are we going to have?!? #2

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Agenda second mission in Mozambique #3

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Second mission in Mozambique, arrival at Pemba #4

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Felix Mambucho #5

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Performance Vitor Raposo and the Tambo Tambulani Tambo company #6

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Pemba – Palma Trip #7

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Performances at Palma, on with the casting! No, stop! #8

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Grupo do funzionarios #9

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Performances (and casting) in the village of Pundanhar #10

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Performances (and casting) in the village of Quionga #11

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Selecting the actors for the Italian stages #12

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Are you ready to come to Italy? #13

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The return to Italy and end of the second mission #14

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Preparing for the first training period at Alcatraz #1

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Arrival at the Libera Università di Alcatraz #2

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We begin! #3

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Mario Pirovano #4

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Acting with Mario Pirovano #5

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Arms going up on their own! #6

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A dive into the theatre #7

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Let’s tell a love story! #8

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Being an actor is hard work #9

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What days! #10

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O falso médico! #11

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We all go shopping! #12

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The performance takes shape #13

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We need an ultrasound! #14

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Rome has never been so beautiful! #15

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Second training session: the first day... #1

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The return of the Mozambicans #2

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A tragic day #3

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Memory tests with Mario Pirovano #4

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Rehearsals, rehearsals, rehearsals… and that script in 3 languages… #5

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First reading of the script in Swahili #6

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Just for a change, we rehearse... #7

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That damned video! #8

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In and around Perugia #9

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The last rehearsals #10

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Action! #11

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Changes to the show? Change the title?!? #1

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Confusion in Fatima’s House #2

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Preparation of the stage design #3

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Ready to go (again)? #1

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Arrival at Pemba #2

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At Palma under the palm trees (wet!) #3

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First day of the tour: Mute #4

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Second day of the tour: Pundanhar #5

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Third day of the tour: Quionga #6

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Fourth day of the tour: Palma #7

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Fifth day of the tour: Olumbe #8

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Thank you Mozambique, thank you so much! #9

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The company was created a few years ago, then it stopped for a year and started its activity again a few months ago.
There are a table and chair on the scene, a laptop appears. This is already something, but no set design anywhere.
The story: unemployment office, men and women alternate in front of the officer to ask for work. The message is: there isn’t much work.

Obviously it’s talking about paid work…but I’m tearing my hair out! The unemployment officer could, should have been a comical figure. All he needed to do was touch the keys randomly, get him to ask a few senseless questions to those poor people who are looking for work. The “message” would have reached the audience more vividly!

Obviously it’s talking about paid work…but I’m tearing my hair out! The unemployment officer could, should have been a comical figure. All he needed to do was touch the keys randomly, get him to ask a few senseless questions to those poor people who are looking for work. The “message” would have reached the audience more vividly!

The initial presentation is, instead, very nice: each actor wears a predominant colour and one by one they present themselves saying: “I’m green, green like tree leaves, the green of plants”, “I’m brown, brown like the soil” and so on. A nice idea and a perfect performance. Probably they invented this scene themselves, they didn’t need to send out a “message”, it was a small theatrical pearl with a very strong message!

Ana Bela

In the meeting after the performance, I start from: tell me something nice about Mozambique. Act out something nice about your country.
And one by one they begin: the trees that give fruit and shade, the sea that gives fish to eat and the soil where wheat grows.
The themes are always the same, but now they are smiling. And they move. Throughout the previous performance they remained seated, immobile, and composed around a desk, which was the set. Now instead they move, they act!

It was illuminating.

Everyone speaks Portuguese and knows how to read and write, some have even travelled, which here means going to Maputo or Tanzania. Ana Bela already has a passport.

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