What Pessoa Taught Me
Victoriano Moreno


What Pessoa Taught Me

How many different voices can you be at once? And what do they sound like?
The Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa fragmented his existence and his poetry over several people Each person is a different poetic escape strategy.

In What Pessoa taught Me, Marthe Koning searches for all these different identities. She does Pessoa’s poetry: sometimes growling, sometimes singing, sometimes whispering. She looks for the different versions of Pessoa but mostly encounters her own. Through Pessoa’s words, Marthe finds a boundlessness: when are you yourself and when are you a place, only, where felt or thought?

Marthe Koning

1997 NL,BE
Marthe Koning makes musical, physical performances: with her voice she cuts rashly along a carefully constructed visual spectacle.


Concept and performance: Marthe KoningDramaturgy: Hildegard De VuystSound Design: Boris De KerkLight Design: Erik van de WijdevenMovement Coach: Mooni van TichelProduction: DetheatermakerPartners: Workspace Brussels, stichting King Sisters en Via ZuidSpecial thanks to: MAP, P.A.R.T.S, intro in situ Maastricht, Par Hasard, Pictura Dordrecht, Het Bos