Creation, performance and soundesign: Telmo Branco
Production Assistant: Tânia Guerreiro
Assistance in the creation and Photography: Rachael Mauney
Videography: José Freitas
Photo editing and video promo: Telmo Branco
In collaboration with: Acker Stadt Palast, Berlin; Hosek Contemporary, Berlin; Marameo e.V, Berlin; Teatro Papa-Léguas, Lisbon; Mala Voadora, Porto; Polo das Gaivotas, Lisboa.
With the support of: Goethe-Institut Lisboa.
The Performance in Berlin was funded by: DISTANZEN Solo | Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and NEUSTARTKULTUR.
Note of Intent:
"The Unspeakable" emerges from the need to destigmatize narratives of sexual abuse from a victimizing context, to one of empowerment.
While encouraging legal justice, "The Unspeakable" explores another kind of justice, also fundamental, which is to recover the sense of worth, purpose, and autonomy, shattered by the act of sexual assault.
"The Unspeakable" aims to remove sexual violence from the universe of the private, individual and isolated, in order to contextualize it within the cultural, social and political structures that enable and perpetuate it.
The goal of this activist performance, is to cultivate hope, generate awareness and encourage survivors of this type of violence to break the silence and/or feel less alone.
"The Unspeakable" emerges from a long and still ongoing therapeutic process, developed together with the Berlin Institute for Psychoanalysis.
Promotional pictures - The Unspeakable (Portuguese title: "O Indizível")