ESCOLA DA RESISTÊNCIA #2 | Seminar: The sweetness of violence: the representation of violence in the arts

ESCOLA DA RESISTÊNCIA #2 | A doçura da violência: a representação da violência nas artes

Escola da Resistência [School of Resistance] #2
Online seminar with Rui Pina Coelho
Residência/Resistência [Residence/Resistance] (#1)
involved the reading and discussion of Antigone by Sophocles and other playwrights, with a view to preparing the A.N.T.Í.G.O.N.A show, which opened on 16th September at Teatro Carlos Alberto. The 2nd session was the seminar/conversation: A doçura da violência: a representação da violência nas artes, with Rui Pina Coelho.

A doçura da violência: a representação da violência nas artes
Online seminar, via Zoom, with Rui Pina Coelho
Mon. 20th July | 10 am-12 pm and 2 pm-4 pm

Enrolments were open until 16th July
Free enrolment was available through filling in the following form at:

Violence in society and its artistic representation have always been subject to lively debates. In contemporary creation, violence remains one of the most insistent thematic refrains motivating works that blend reality and fiction, violence and its representation. This seminar aims to present and discuss some of the ways in which the representation of violence in the arts has been instrumental in world transformation projects and to explore some of its typologies (systemic, over-the-body, verbal and war violence).

Rui Pina Coelho (Évora, 1975) is an Assistant Professor at FLUL. He is the Director of CET, and is part of the research line group, Discursos Críticos nas Artes Performativas [Critical Discourse in the Performing Arts]. He also directs Sinais de Cena – a specialist magazine in Theatre Studies and the performing arts. Since 2010, he has regularly collaborated with TEP – Teatro Experimental do Porto, both as a dramaturge and playwright.

Escola da Resistência [School of Resistance]
Directed and Coordinated by Gonçalo Amorim and Rui Pina Coelho, in a partnership between TEP – Teatro Experimental do Porto and CET.
At the time,
TEP was preparing to premiere, in November 2021, Estética da Resistencia, a text by Rui Pina Coelho, based on his reading of the first volume of Peter Weiss’ 1975 novel, Die Ästhetik des Widerstands [The Aesthetics of Resistance]. An iconic work for the European left, it is one of the most important 20th century works of German literature. The action takes place in the late 1930s: three young workers, ages 16-17, look for ways to show their contempt for Nazi Germany. They meet in art galleries and museums and, discussing and conversing, look for links between political resistance and artistic practice. In this, Weiss highlights the incredible affinity between political resistance and art. What the novel exemplarily proposes as a form of resistance is the enjoyment of art, camaraderie, conversation and the stoppage of time. The proposal is for deceleration.
The preparation of the show attempted to respect these coordinates, proposing that the artistic team took a journey in which the contents and themes to be worked on would progressively mature.

This study and resistance session was the SCHOOL OF RESISTANCE

A set of artistic and/or academic sessions were to be carried out in the TEP rehearsal room*. Each moment was to be an informal meeting with the spectators, bringing the audience closer to the processes of artistic creation, blurring the boundaries between who makes and who sees, who speaks and who listens, who thinks and who learns. It thus continued TEP’s recent line of work, which has sought to encourage horizontal and collaborative processes of creation, writing and staging.

*Taking into account the constraints imposed by the Covid-19 outbreak and the recommendations of the Directorate-General for Health, the seminar with Rui Pina Coelho took place online. If conditions permit, the next School of Resistance sessions will take place in person.

Data de início: 20/07/2020 12:00 am



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