We propose the collective creation of a show, a chorus of voices: when cities become Monopoly boards, what do the inhabitants who resist have to say?
Following the art community project of 2013, which resulted in the show KANTATA DE ALGIBEIRA (“pocket kantata”), the same team of creators (with slight adjustments) is now looking to undertake the writing, composition and staging of a show about housing. The libretto of the play will feed on the concerns, reflections and proposals of the group of people who will perform it on stage.
Produced under the wing of Casa da Achada-Centro Mário Dionísio (CA-CMD), this new polyphonic work - KANTATA DO TECTO INCERTO (kantata of the uncertain roof) - will have the participation of performers who integrate the Achada Choir and the Community Theatre Group of CA-CMD, besides elements of all ages and trades living in the geographical area where Casa da Achada is located (Lisbon's historical centre) and other places equally affected by housing problems.
Housing is an indisputable right and the search for shelter is perhaps the most ancient attitude of humans on the face of the earth. However, the social upheavals that these days disfigure our cities - gentrification, real estate speculation, turistification, etc. - have led to the total disrespect for this right that emanates from a basic human need.
We have sought official support and funding for this project, but have been unable to obtain it. We have reformulated it and we are trying this other way of raising funds, crowdfunding, because we really want to do it.
With 13,000 euros and so many friends, known or unknown, who in many ways will join us, we will be able to guarantee the minimum conditions for the completion of our KANTATA DO TECTO INCERTO project. Giving voice to those who don't have it so that they can sing their right to a home – this project's goal - will only be possible with the participation and support of those who love CA-CMD, those who need words to breathe and those who share this will to shout out collectively. Any contribution is welcome. In cash and in helping to spread this crowdfunding initiative.
Kantata do Tecto Incerto
Research: Luiz Rosas
Text: Regina Guimarães
Music: Pedro Rodrigues and João Caldas
Staging: Margarida Guia
Staging assistant: F. Pedro Oliveira (staging assistant)
Production: Catarina Carvalho and Pedro Soares