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to Sept 28 | PERFORMANCE | Hotel Europa: The Children of Colonialism | Campo Pequeno | 12€
September 26, 2019 @ 21:00 - 22:30
One event on September 27, 2019 at 21:00
One event on September 28, 2019 at 21:00
Nowadays it’s getting harder and harder to tell whether you are the colonized or the colonizer (especially with Lisbon’s increasing rent issues, right?).
But, in a way, we are all children of colonialism.
Then again, some of us more than others…
OS FILHOS DO COLONIALISMO (“The Children of Colonialism”) is a performance piece directed by local theater group Hotel Europa, and here’s how they describe it:
“In her book, The Generation of Postmemory, Marianne Hirsch defines the concept of ‘postmemory’ as the relationship that one generation has with the experiences of the previous generation, transmitted through the stories, images, and behavior of those she grew up with. A kind of second-hand memory.
In The Children of Colonialism, Hotel Europa investigates the relationship that the generations born after the April 25th revolution have with Portuguese colonialism. The show will be performed by the interviewed people (non-actors) that will discuss their own biographies and the memories that were transmitted to them from these times. This performance offers a profound reflection on how the colonial past is manifested in Portugal and Europe nowadays, and in the movements that still require the decolonization of the history and thought of the old imperial countries.”
*You’ll likely (and ironically) need some Portuguese for this one.
Thu, Sept 26- 21h-22h30.
Fri, Sept 27- 21h-22h30.
Sat, Sept 28- 19h-20h30.