THE MARCH OF THE ELEPHANTS
by Inês Barahona and Miguel Fragata / Formiga Atómica
This performance tells the story of a man and a herd of elephants. When this man dies, the elephants march mysteriously into his house to pay him one last homage: he wasn’t just any man, he was one of them.
“The March of the Elephants” is about existence, life and death, and the journey we all must take someday, to say goodbye to someone.
A piece reflecting upon the end, which is a mystery to us all, both children and adults.
“The March of the Elephants” was preceded by an extensive research work together with about 200 children aged 6 to 10 years old, during gatherings and workshops. The collected material was used as inspiration and content for this piece.