Before Being
Beatriz Batarda

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Beatriz Batarda
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Before Being is a performance created by Beatriz Batarda based on works by William Shakespeare, in which the visiting public is invited to experience a unique closeness to the actor’s creative process, an opportunity to better understand the nature of the actor’s work and accompany the construction of the ficcional gesture from the beginning ‘til its finishing.

“Over a 6 days period I will occupy the exhibition gallery during its opening hours. I will be filling the empty space, reading, making choices of texts, working on its sound and body, working on the movement of each thought, while people walk by or stay. Together we shall look for a way of being in the moment.”
Beatriz Batarda

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based on texts by William Shakespeare
direction Beatriz Batarda
lighting designer Nuno Meira
music Bernardo Sassetti
photography BES Arte e Finança
director’s assistant Sara Carinhas
lighting designer’s assistant Cárin Geada
Arena Ensemble’s managing direction Marta Delgado Martins

project Arena Ensemble
production manager Rita Arnaut
production Sparks Management/BES Arte & Finança
duration 54 hours
first performed 18th October 2010 at BesArte e Finança Gallery, Lisbon
acknowledgments Bernardo Sassetti
sponsors BesArte e Finança Gallery / Banco Espírito Santo

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