© Luís Martins

A Chair Up the Mountain

By: Mónica Samões and José Pelicano
Premiere: Galeria ZDB / Espaço Negócio (Lisbon, Portugal – 2012)
Duration: 45"

A story told by children in a journey in reverse to the universe of words and sound.
Uma Cadeira na Montanha is an experimental reading workshop based on the book “The World is Round” by Gertrude Stein, developed in schools with children from 8 to 12 years old.
At the end of the work the parents and the whole community are invited to come, to sit in the dark and to listen to a story that the children will read for them.


Concept and Direction Mónica Samões and José Pelicano
Stage Photography Helena Inverno and Luís Martins
Image Helena Inverno and Veronica Castro (Volante)
Video Editing José Pelicano
Production casaBranca
Co-Production Galeria ZDB / Espaço Negócio
Support JGM Companhia / Espaço do Urso e dos Anjos, LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas
Thanks to Ana Borralho e João Galante, João Samões, Andrew Poppy & Julia Bardsley
Special thanks to all the children that did this work and to the teachers Ariana Furtado and Luís Costa


(2012) Espaço Negócio / Galeria ZDB, Lisbon
School E.B.1 do Castelo and E.B.1 n.º199 da Graça (May-June)

(2012) LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas, Lagos
5th grade – School EB2.3. das Naus (November)

(2013) Fundão School Auditorium, Fundão
5th grade – School EB2.3. João Franco (April)

(2013) Teatro Extremo Auditorium / 18º Sementes Festival, Almada
4th grade – School EB.1 Feliciano Oleiro A1 (June)

(2013) School EB.1 Vila do Bispo
(3rd e 4th grade (September)

(2014) – Municipal Theatre João Mota, Sesimbra
School Navegador Rodrigues Soromenho (January)

(2014) Virgínia Theatre, Torres Novas
5th grade – School EB2.3. Manuel de Figueiredo (February)