Collection Title: Teatro Oficina collection
Title: Os Sertões a luta II : do des-massacre ao reinício = Os Sertões : the struggle II : from de-massacre to restart
Alternate Title: Os Sertões the struggle II : from de-massacre to restart
Date: 2006
Location: Recorded in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2006.
Work Type: Performance., Theater.
Eryk Rocha, Pedro Paulo Rocha, videographers ; Ava Gaitán Rocha, assistant director ; Fernanda Riscalli, Eryk Rocha, cinematographers ; Pedro Paulo Rocha, editor ; Camila Mota, co-director ; Catherine Hirsch, consultant.
Adriana Viegas, Adriano Salhab, André Santana Lagartixa, Anna Guilhermina, Aury Porto, performers ; Camila Mota, Daniel Camilo, Danilo Tomic, Elenildo de Moura Uga, Fabianna Serroni, Félix Oliveira, Fernando Coimbra, performers ; Fioravante Almeida, Francisco Rodrigues Rato, Fransérgio Araújo, Frederick Steffen, Freddy Allan, Gabriel Fernandes, performers ; Guilherme Calzavara, Ito Alves, Juliane Elting, Karina Buhr, Letícia Coura, Lucas Weglinski, Luciana Domschke, performers ; Marcelo Drummond, Mariana de Moraes, Mariano Mattos Martins, Naomy Schölling, Otávio Ortega, performers ; Patrícia Aguille, Pedro Epifânio, Ricardo Bittencourt, Rodolfo Dias Paes (Dipa), Sálvio do Prado, performers ; Samuel de Assis, Sylvia Prado, Vera Barreto Leite, Wilson Feitosa Jr., Zé Celso, Zé de Paiva, performers ; Adriano Salhab, André Santana Lagartixa, Daniel Camilo, Danilo Tomic, Guilherme Calzavara, musicians ; Ito Alves, Karina Buhr, Letícia Coura, Otávio Ortega, Wilson Feitosa Jr., musicians.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 06:13:32
Language: In Portuguese.
Synopsis: Dedicated to 'all the power of the Un-massacre of Art and to the effects of the Trans-Human power of the Crowd,' the staging of the last part of the book deals with the fourth and last expedition by the Brazilian National Army to the Northeastern 'sertão.' 12 thousand soldiers, cannons, and modern weapons where deployed, together with modern strategists such as Marshal Bittencourt who, for the first time in the history of the Brazilian Army, established an operational base away from the front, from where he commanded the maneuvers that General Arthur Oscar and his deputy, the blood-thirsty General Barbosa, executed. The play shows the end of the War of Canudos, which resulted in the massacre of the sertanejos, the death of Antônio Conselheiro himself (who went to meet God), and the destruction of the citadel. In Teatro Oficina, the massacre is performed not as a mass for the repetition of the martyrdom, but from the perspective of an un-massacre. By exposing this closed abscess of Brazilian History in the Public Square of Theater, it wishes to lance it once and for all, to purge it from the everyday practice of Brazilian life. Canudos did not surrender, and Euclides da Cunha ends his book by reminding us that it is not one of defense, but of attack.From 2000 to 2007, Teat(r)o Oficina Uzyna Uzona worked on the staging of Euclides da Cunha's epic book, Os Sertões, which describes the 19th Century War of Canudos in the Brazilian 'sertão,' lead by Antônio Conselheiro. The final result was a pentalogy, formed by the plays A Terra (2002), O Homem I (2003), O Homem II (2003), A Luta I (2005), and A Luta II (2006), totalizing 27 hours of theater. Os Sertões reads the episodes of the war in light of past and present Brazilian history, and in relation to the struggle of the group against media mogul Sílvio Santos, who wanted to tear down the historic theater.
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