A Resource for Performing Artists, Scholars and Audiences.
Time: August 21, 2012 at 6pm to August 23, 2012 at 7pm
Location: Korjaamon kulmasali
Street: Töölönkatu 51
Website or Map: http://www.korjaamo.fi/en/eve…
Phone: 0600 900900
Event Country: finland
Organized By: Stage - Helsinki Theatre Festival
Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2012
At the Torre do Tombo, Portugal’s national archive, theatre maker Tiago Rodrigues found an incredibly large compilation of material related to theatre during the fascist regime that ruled the country for 48 years. Among thousands of theatre texts, Rodrigues was particularly interested in the reports written by the inspectors that forced the cuts or prohibition of performances.
The irony behind Three fingers below the knee is that it transforms censors into playwrights, using the censors' reports as the text for a theatre performance that behaves like a poetic and absurd censoring-machine. Somehow, the legacy of those who oppressed artistic and political freedom might just become an instrument to point out what's still dangerous and meaningful in theatre.