As artes performativas na construção da memória cultural
: o caso do espectáculo Vale

  • Marta Couto Martins (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In this work we intend to reflect on the relationship between the performing arts and the construction and transmission of the so-called cultural memory. On the one hand we will discuss some of the main concepts of memory, especially the concept of collective memory and its role in shaping cultural identities. On the other hand we intend to prove the representative power of the body and its movement, including its ability to create meaning. To illustrate the theory presented we will analyze a particular artistic object in the field of the performing arts – the performance VALE, by Madalena Victorino and an Artemrede‟s production, a project which recollects the memories, traditions and customs of the Tagus Valley to represent them on stage through the language of contemporary dance and music.
Date of AwardSept 2011
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPeter Hanenberg (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Estudos de Cultura

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