Best of BE – Spain. 20 OCT-09 NOV Be Festival

My Country Is What The Sea Doesn’t Want by Casa Da Esquina (Portugal, 30 min)

A story of Portuguese immigrants in the UK, we see a generation divided by the harsh reality of their homeland. Based on interviews with individuals who’ve settled in the UK, this is also the personal story of writer-director Ricardo Correia. With the austerity measures implemented in Portugal following 2008’s financial crisis, he is one of many young people who’ve moved abroad to try and find opportunities. Torn between staying or leaving, it explores an inner turmoil born of this particular set of circumstances. Casa Da Esquina is a Portugal-based company exploring connections between performance, photography, writing and beyond.

A 30 minute version of the show will be presented.

Choreographer / Director:
RICARDO CORREIA

Playwright:
RICARDO CORREIA

Cast:
RICARDO CORREIA
SARA JOBARD
RITA GRADE

Set Design:
FILIPA MALVA

Costume Design:
FIIPA MALVA

Music:
LA LA LA RESSONANCE
ANDRÉ SIMÃO

Sound Design:
JOÃO GASPAR
RICARDO CORREIA

Lighting Design:
JONATHAN DE AZEVEDO

Photography Credits:
CARLOS GOMES

Awards:
International participation at FIT Belo Horizonte |Brazil

Supported by:
MINISTÉRIO DA CULTURA
DGARTES, CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE COIMBRA e TAGV