THE PIECE OF ART
title : Madalenas de Lisboa – Casa meia assombrada (Haunted house) | artist : GTO LX | date : – | Place : Lisbon
GTO LX (feminist branch of the theatre of the oppressed collective based in Lisbon)
EXPLANATION OF THE PIECE
Madalenas is an international phenomena, that exists in various countries in the world, indicates a group of women dealing with their own questions with the tool of Theatre of the Oppressed. The first encounter, a theatre festival took place in 2009.
The Madalenas de Lisboa initiative was born inside the collective of the Theatre of the Oppressed Group in Lisbon, by three women, who desired to approach more in depth the issues of gender inequality. One of the focuses is domestic violence, in Portugal the number of victims has been increasing over the last years.
Since the group came together, they made some performances, one of them, with most visibility, their participation in the March against violence against women, on the 25th of November 2016, in Lisbon Portugal.
The performance on the 25th of November March was about ending domestic violence, raising awareness on the topic.