"The kettle is always on the fire, because the tea is drink at all hours"
São Miguel in the Azores, best known for "The Island of Tea" appears on the route of this plant in 1750, where several industries have developed an unparalleled quality of cultivation, being considered today as a biological tea, tby keeping the same form processing from 250 years ago.
By invitation of the Associação Tradições of Ponta Delgada, the PIA company directed another performative project creating a piece, alluding to the tea and its importance in the precious islands of the Azores, São Miguel.
Involving the integral elements of the Tradições Association / BeFreak Group, and creating specifically a show for future tour of the group Tradições, the implementation of the Performance 茶 The Island of Tea", took place from February to May 2016, and it incorporated a Formation Cycle, with several Workshops with visual and performative approaches, concluding with the creation of a performance that premiered on last 2016 May 7th in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel.
Artistic and Plastic Direction: Pedro Leal
Costumes: Conceição Ferreira
Workshop Composition/Movement (Stilts): Helena Oliveira
Workshop Propos/Sce. Machines and Characters Creation: Pedro Leal
Sound Designer and Technical Direction: Álvaro Presumido Scenography and Props: Pedro Leal, Rogério Parreira e Álvaro Presumido
Production Direction and Audiovisuals: Helena Oliveira
Interpretation: Group BeFreak - Andreia Botelho, Beatriz Lavouras, Carlos Machado, Hugo Leite, João Paquete, Leonardo Gonçalves, Mafalda Botelho, Rita Pacheco, Vasco Salgueiro, Jorge Lavouras
Thanks to/Collaborations: Neusa Esteves, Leonardo Sousa
Production: Associação Tradições / Group BeFreak
SPONSORED BY: GORREANA Teas
A ILHA DO CHÁ The Island of Tea | PHOTOGALLERY