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ESAP students perform at the V José de Guimarães Theater Festival

24 November, 2023 | 9:30pm | Tuna de Santa Marinha (Vila Nova de Gaia)

Students from the Escola Superior Artística do Porto are presenting Memento Mori, directed by Roberto Merino, at the José Guimarães Festival.

Memento Mori, a Latin expression for “Remember that you are mortal”, is a collage of texts by various authors that refer to the medieval tradition of the Dance of Death. This was an allegory, inspired by Lucian’s Dialogues of the Dead, which depicts the dance between the living and the dead, to show how life and death are indelibly linked, and which also gave rise to an unmistakable genre of medieval theater.

This show is directed by Roberto Merino, one of Porto’s most renowned directors and theater educators, author of numerous productions for Seiva Trupe, TEP, Teatro Art’Imagem, among others, and former director of the theater course at the Escola Superior Artística do Porto, and will take place as part of the José de Guimarães Festival, which pays homage to the writer, musician and director from Gaia.


Direction: Roberto Merino

Text: Various authors

Cast: Anaisa Matias, Anita Carvalho, Bruna Pyres, Cauí Ferreira, Duarte da Mota, Joana Farchild, João Celeste, Leonor Leite, Marta Polt and Sara Dias

Scene notation: Anaisa Matias

Sound design: Inês Neves (CAV)

Production: Miguel Ângelo Ferraz (CAV)