Roots from the sky, The girl that got into a suitcase and appeared in “p”


13. October 2021




Espace lumen
Chau. de Boondael 32
1050 Ixelles

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Based on the real story of Isabel Silva from Guinea Bissau.

One day, in a hot country with red earth, the trees started to get sick and the girl, not knowing how to take care of theme, decided to leave her country in order to find a cure.

But when she arrived at that new land, something bigger started to blossom within her and her desires were swept by the river. 

Her boy, now a man, collects dreams and put them in a box to send them to his mother.

Performers: João Carlos Silva y Michelle Marie Rodríguez

Director: Carolina Pizarro

Assistant director: Gabriela Arancibia

Set design: Francesca Tesoniero

Text adviser: Benjamín Slavutzky

Co-production: Ikarus Stage Arts - Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium

Language: Spanish- Portuguese

DURATION: 40 minutes

“Dreams Traces Travelling Containers project was created with the intention of putting the concept of dreams at the center that pushes people to journey to improve one’s existence. Empathic narration is the “language” we have chosen to adopt: a non-evaluative way of listening that prefers understanding the feelings and basic needs of the other. The intent is to focus on the concept of dreams that pushes people to travel to improve their lives.


The project aims to create a 45-day Travelling Dreams Festival, which will take place in continuity in the different locations of the project and which will allow the stories to come to life through the kaleidoscope created by the theatrical show, in various parts of Europe. The Festival will have 5 stages: Semigallia (Italy), Heraklion (Greece), Seville (Spain), Holstebro (Denmark) and Brussel (Belgium). Partners will perform during festivals with a series of performances in different places.” Extract from the web site:

Creative Europe
Dreams Traces Travellings Containers

Read more here about the Festival in Holstebro