Writen by:
  • Gustavo Bicalho
  • Mauro Siqueira
Directed by:
  • Gustavo Bicalho
  • Henrique Gonçalves
  • Márcio Nascimento
  • Suzana Castelo
Adagio is a dramatic poem for two actors, a puppet and a cello, inspired by the neorealism period in Italian movies. The expressive force within the piece comes from the research led by the manipulation of a real size scaled puppet. Text, music and blocking were created together along the staging process, resulting in a unique show. The play was inspired by a short tale from Mauro Siqueira and explores with strength the tragic story between a son and his mother, when the son’s girlfriend reappears with a notice that shatters everybody’s life.

Rated R
Creative Staff:
Musician: Márcio Malard
Music director: Daniel Belquer
Songs selection: Daniel Belquer e Márcio Malard
Vocal coach: Elena Constantinovna Gaissionok
Movement director: Paulo Mazzoni
Puppet: Alexandre Guimarães
Head sculpture: Bruno Dante
Light designer: Jorginho de Carvalho
Costume design and props: Fernanda Sabino e Henrique Gonçalves
Set design and set props: Carlos Alberto Nunes
Art: Nilton Katayama
Assistant light designer: Poliana Pinheiro
Light operator: Rodrigo Belay e Valdemir Almeida
Shoe maker: Gomes Sapatos
Set builder: Derô Martins e Marcos Souza
Marketing Team:
Graphic designer: Mauricio Grecco
Photography: Carlos Cabéra, Gustavo Bicalho e Jackeline Nigri
PR: Evandro Rius
Media agency: Mônica Riani
Vídeo recording by: Chamon Audiovisual
Production Staff:
Production Manager: Henrique Gonçalves
Producer: Marta Paiva
Project: Artesanal Cia. de Teatro e Márcio Nascimento
Year of production: Artesanal Cia. de Teatro/2013

The image that is left by the show is the one of an aged, blurred and unfinished painting. You just contemplate it. The actors barely move, they give us peaceful feeling that is also sad. The real harmony is not only in regard to the music but also to the colours and the energy that the actors exchange with the puppet; that is Adagio.

Amanda Leal / Blah Cultural - Critique/Review