Teatro da Vertigem: Bom Retiro 958 Metros

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Bom Retiro 958 Metros

Directed by Antonio Araújo, this play seeks to use urban space as a field of artistic experimentation. It takes the audience on a performative walk through the São Paulo neighborhood of Bom Retiro, participating in an urban route that includes a shopping mall, streets, sidewalks, crosswalks, and an abandoned theatre forgotten by the city’s inhabitants. A real stage, a backdrop for the ambiguous and wandering characters of the streets of Bom Retiro.


Antonio Araújo is artistic director of Teatro da Vertigem and Professor in the Department of Performing Arts of ECA-USP. With Teatro da Vertigem, he has directed O Paraíso Perdido; O Livro de Jó; Apocalipse 1,11; BR-3; Bom Retiro 958 metros, among other works. He has been invited to teach on site specific and urban performance internationally. He was awarded the Golden Medal in the category of Best Realization of a Production for BR-3, in the Prague Quadrennial 2011.

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (São Paulo): Bom Retiro neighborhood
  • Date: January 16, 2013, January 19, 2013
  • Country: Brazil
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