Telmo Q Branco

The Tradition, 2020, dance / theatre performance

SCOPE BLN Artists-in-Residence program, Jan 2020

The Residency at SCOPE BLN offered us the right scenographic context for the first stage of our creation process. Its interior design resembled the outside of a "Casa Alentejana" - Alentejo's house architecture, which is the region of Portugal where my hometown, Elvas, is located. Elvas is the geographical background of the piece.

"The Tradition" approaches how transgenerational family traumas find context and support in the traditions and historical background of the city where they occur. This piece travels from the macro social realm to the intimate, family realm. Therefore, the intimate setting of SCOPE BLN was very appropriate for the initial stage of our creative process.

Text by Telmo Q Branco