The Moor Legend, in Chaves
Legend says a female moor lives and resists at the old Roman bridge of Chaves because she got stuck in this place after the Moorish invasions.
With the main purpose of re-enacting this old tale, we gathered a multifaceted team of scenographers, photographers, choreographers and designers, in a total of 30 people.
During the two weeks at Chaves working everything out, we organized paper-mask production and representation workshops, which facilitated a closer interaction with the local society, to the point of managing to include youngsters, children and adults in the final show, in what may be considered a common, admirable effort.
The audience featured about 10 000 people, at the margins of the river, where, besides theatre, music and circus, there was space for a video mapping project at the Roman bridge.
It is important to stress that this would be impossible without the support of the Grandpa’s Lab, aka the “old fellas”.