Producer, Stage Manager and Creative Colaborator
This show was my third colaboration with Cia dos Outros and opened at SESC Belenzinho (important venue in São Paulo) in September 2013.
I was part of the researching process and devising of the show. I edited some of the projections, assisted some rehearsals and I was the producer along with Carolina Bianchi. I had a very personal involvement with all aspects of this show. We did gigs in important venues in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Two solos presented in sequence: "Tamara Karsavina" and "The Optomistic".
Tamara Karsavina is a ballerina with no talent who dances performing small roles in a big dance company ensemble. Her dream is to be be an actress and perform Shakespeare. During her journey she falls in love with an astronaut and works in erotic films from the 80's. When she finally becomes an actress, she dies on the stage, delivering her first monologue.
The Optimist is a show in format of a National Geographic doc thats portraits the most important expedition in the life of a navigator. He tries to reach the top of the world. Storms, sea monsters, doubts, memories and the arrival in to a wild island happen during his journey. The parody of existence, the failure and its unfolding are themes present in this physical theatre piece.
Conception and dramaturgy: Carolina Bianchi
Directed by Amanda Lyra and Carolina Bianchi
Cast: Carolina Bianchi and Tomás Decina
Assistant director: Carla Zanini
Stage Manager: Fernanda Mandagará
Sound design: Miguel Caldas
Lighting design: Pedro Cameron
Videos Edition: Fernanda Mandagará
Choreographs: Morena Nascimento
Set design: Amanda Lyra, Carolina Bianchi and Tomás Decina
Photos: Carolina Mendonça
Videos: Leila Banana
Production: Carolina Bianchi and Fernanda Mandagará