Crocodile Tears

  M/6 . '40 minutes

concept and artistic direction: Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo
set design and costumes: Pedro Azevedo
light design: Wilma Moutinho

interpretation:
Guilherme de Sousa
Mara Andrade
Pedro Quiroga Cardoso

executive production:

Sara Marques

coproduction:

BLUFF

Teatro Municipal do Porto

artistic residency support:

Circolando
Mala Voadora 
Teatro de Ferro

Teatro Municipal do Porto

thanks to:

Artworks

Cláudia Gomes

Cristina Planas Leitão

Jumpers Porto

Telma Pereira

The starting point for Lágrimas de Crocodilo [Crocodile Tears] is the analysis of the kind of crying that gives the performance its title — an expression used to refer to fake crying. This work is based on that notion of tantrum — an insincere display of emotion that is strategically used to attain certain purposes. Since that expression mostly applies to children, we start from tantrum in that age group, and we explore its development in “the older ones”. Which forms does a child’s fake crying take, and how does that strategic kind of emotional manipulation develop into similar behaviours in adulthood? In which situations are children and adults more likely to shed “crocodile tears”? And in order to attain exactly what? — Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo 

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