all you can eat
A performance by Plataforma 285
“Calm. Silence. Comfort. Pampering.
And my time. Mine, only mine. For whatever I want. Because I deserve it!
Existence is a guilty pleasure, so be obsessed. By you. For you.
Life's greatest luxuries are possible!
This is not a mirage. It is possible, it is likely, it is doable. It is done, it is taken care of, period. This is what luxury is all about!
Because we believe. Believe it yourself!
This is your moment, your silent retreat, your own pinnacle of creation, your own tasting menu, the pleasure you so desire and deserve - and how terribly you deserve it...
So get ready, it is time to “Marie Kondo” the excesses and enjoy, without spare and without heartbreak. Venture into this great adventure park that is life.”
all you can eat is a transdisciplinary show that intersects theatre, performance, installation, dance, and live concert, seeking to claim the right to idleness, while finding oneself increasingly trapped, increasingly productive, increasingly monetised.
While on the one hand we demand the right to rest and to be bored, on the other hand there are more and more stimuli that distort this carefree idleness, giving us the feeling that this time must be filled, otherwise we won't be enjoying it. Travel, yoga, meditation, physical exercise, workshops, tasting activities: how has that time already been commoditised by a capitalism of affections and time?
At all you can eat we spend our time, together and profitably. Dinner is served and is à la carte. So enjoy it, it will cost you the same.
Platform285 is a multidisciplinary creative collective that was founded in 2011 with the aim of creating theatre performances. Working in creative collaboration, the company has developed seventeen productions. Our work is distinguished by the development of an original playwright, based on the search for non-theatricality and new creative languages. We aim at authorial works, the search for intertextuality, the construction of “realities” inhabited by actors (not by characters). We work with a wide network of collaborators and associated artists.
Artistic direction and text: Raimundo Cosme and Cecília Henriques
Performed by: Cecilia Henriques, Paula Sá Nogueira and André Loubet
Co-creation and set design: Bruno José Silva
Co-creation and costumes: Nuno Braz de Oliveira
Co-creation and sound design: George Silver
Co-creation and production direction: Raquel Bravo
Co-creation and communication direction: Beatriz Vasconcelos
Light Design: Sara Garrinhas