Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:Performing heritage : contemporary indigenous and community-based practices(5th : 2005 : Belo Horizonte, Brazil).
Title: Grupo Galpão
Alternate Title: Grupo Galpão
Alternate Title: Molière imaginário
Alternate Title: Imaginary Molière
Alternate Title: Grupo Galpão
Alternate Title: Malade imaginaire
Date: 2005 Mar. 16
Location: Performed at Palácio das Artes on Mar. 16, 2005, as part of the Hemispheric Institute's 5th Encuentro in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, entitled Performing Heritage: Contemporary Indigenous and Community-Based Practices.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Brazilian theater., Musical.
Credits:
Hemispheric Institute, producer ; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, producer ; Grupo Galpão, creator ; Eduardo Moreira, director ; Cacá Brandão, writer.
Cast/Performers:
Antonio Edson, Arildo de Barros, Beto Franco, Eduardo Moreira, Fernanda Vianna, Simone Ordones, Inês Peixoto, Júlio Maciel, Margareth Serra, Paulo André, Rodolfo Vaz.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 01:51:27
Language: In Portuguese.
Synopsis: Grupo Galpão was founded in 1982 in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil (north-west of Rio de Janeiro), and has come to be internationally renowned during its successful twenty-five year trajectory. 'An Imaginary Molière' is a musical based on Molière's 'The Imaginary Invalid,' and is performed using a mixture of styles that combine Brazilian popular culture with commedia dell'arte, circus performance and street theater. The play revolves around its main character, Argan, a greedy hypochondriac who is Molière's last great creation. Argan wants to marry his only daughter off to a weak and non-descript young man, just so he can have a doctor in his family. Against this background, the play investigates the nature and function of theater, while also paying hommage to one of the most important comedic playwrights of all time. This performance was presented at the Pálacio das Artes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, as a part of the 5th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, titled Performing Heritage: Contemporary Indigenous and Community-Based Practices (http://hemisphericinstitute.org/eng/seminar/brazil2005/index.html).
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