Transit Festival: Tapete Manifesto


17. June 2019


22:15 - 22:45


Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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Kr. 120 / 60

Performance - Installation conceived and directed by Thais Medeiros brings up a reflection on the theme of violence against women as well as the massification and vulgarization of death in current days. A symbolic procession, a poetic performing manifesto inspired by the devotion carpets (which are made during the religious festivities of Corpus Christi in Brazil) against the tragic tradition of women’s murders in Brazil. It is a poetic ritual, an attempt to, from the performance space, make the lives of women who were violated and murdered sacred, creating in the moment of the piece creation, a new reality.
A rite of transformation of violence into poetry and the woman empowerment. Its dramaturgy was developed based on statistics, pieces of news and the participants’ personal testimonials.

WHY TAPETE MANIFESTO? The performance - installation Tapete Manifesto is born of the necessity and the urgency of talking about the violence against women due to the fact that every 1,5 hour there is a femicide and 5 women are raped every hour in Brazil. In Brazil, there is the religious festivities traditions and unfortunately also the tragic tradition of women murder. The name Tapete Manifesto was inspired by the devotion carpets or Corpus Christi carpet which are created and made for religious festivities from cities in the countryside of Brazil during the Holy Week, a cultural and faith manifestation that brings within it one of the oldest religious traditions. The devotion carpets are made from different materials (sawdust, rose petals, leaves, coffee ground, white sand, etc.) so that Jesus can walk over their intentions and bless the people’s requests.

The Tapete Manifesto is made of images of women underwear and skeletons that represent the number of rapes and murders of women in Brazil so that women can walk over it in order to reveal the tragic reality and all the dust that remains hidden under the carpet and from this moment of revelation they can build/create a new reality of empowerment.


Concept and Direction: Thaís Medeiros

Performance: Thaís Medeiros, Paola Luna, Ivani Andrade, Ulysses Sanchez e Valdir Ferreira

Musician: Ivan Medeiros
Executive Production: Ivan Medeiros e Thaís Medeiros
Production Coordinator: Ulysses Sanchez Music: Voix Polyphoniques (Brigitte Cirla, Isabelle Cirla e Marianne Suner), Tom Zé, Chico César, Lila Downs and Ivan Medeiros
Realization: Coletivo Galeria Gruta

Duration: 40 min.



DKK 120 / 60 for students; Pensioners; groups of 10+

Reservation of tickets: tel. +45 9742 4777
Mon - Fri between 9.00 -15.00 hrs.

Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 15 min. before the performance begins.

This work demonstration is presented as part of the 9th TRANSIT FESTIVAL hosted at Odin Teatret. 

TRANSIT FESTIVAL 12 - 23 June 2019

An international theatre festival for women in contemporary theatre. This year’s festival theme is Hope in Action, during which 56 performances, 6 workshops and two art exhibitions will be presented by more than 75 artists from 5 continents.

The Transit Festival has existed since 1995 and it is part of The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in theatre created to enable women to produce work that more profoundly reflects their own experience. The festival is directed by Julia Varley, actress of Odin Teatret.


TRAILER - Tapete Manifesto