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Oliveira & Ferreira Factory is the stage for the new production of Momento Artistas Independentes (Momento - Independent Artists)

"Seventh Heaven" is the name of the most recent production of the famalicense theatre company Momento - Independent Artists. The play will be presented on October 8, 9 and 10, at the old Oliveira & Ferreira Factory, in Riba de Ave.

The play is based on a 1978 text by Caryl Churchill, with the same name, which addresses issues of female identity, sexuality, social behaviour, colonialism, racism, paedophilia, homosexuality and machismo. The show intends to meet the so-called "third wave of feminism", starting from the sexual, mundane, feminine and direct universe exposed in the author's work, simultaneously, emerging the audience in the scenography, as shadows of ancestors, or of future generations, who share some of the dilemmas and frustrations, surrounding the action in a 360º angle. The characters are thus surrounded by a kind of abyss that invokes an imminent fall.

"Seventh Heaven" is directed by Diogo Freitas and is a co-production with the City Council of Vila Nova de Famalicão. It also has the Ministry of Culture as institutional partner, and has the support of Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalicão and Narciso Ferreira Theatre, Crisplantas and Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo (ESMAE) from Instituto Politécnico do Porto.

Momento - Independent Artists was founded by the actors Daniel Silva and Diogo Freitas, two young creators graduated in ACE Escola de Artes - Pólo de Famalicão, with the purpose of reflecting and rethinking the classics, producing contemporary and original texts. Assuming itself as a house of performers, Momento - Independent Artists intends to be an agglomeration of studies of text, body and voice with the intention of creating good cultural products that can only be obtained through cooperation and insistence in perfecting each artistic object.

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