Silent Carnival

Silent Carnival was first performed by Andaime Theater Company in 2009 as a political/artistic response to a silence law apllied to Brasilia's artists, bars, and citizens. This law prohibited bars to stay opened and citizens and artists to be in the streets making ""noise"" after 10PM. The law was taken by the population as a censorship where musicians were prohibited to play in bars or streets, carnival had to finish at 10PM, and people were oblied to go party at home or indoors. Silent Carnival is a performed carnival block. Generally, carnival blocks follows predefined urban paths (main streets and avenues in the cities), are popular and very traditional. They are usually accompanied by a band with percussion instruments or by electronic sound cars and people wear carnival costumes. Silent Carnival is a block with all its elements but the sound out loud. A precomposed music set, made by Dj Ops, is transmited by a radio frequency. The participants connect to this fequency through their mobile devices (cellphones, tablets and portable media players) and listen, all together, to the same music with headphones. We invite people not to watch to the performance, but to participate on it bringing a head phone and a mobile or radio device. For those who look from the outside, a visual landscape of partying. Incomprehension arises when the dancing bodies move without music. Silent Carnival is art and politics. It is a block of Carnival that questions the silences and invisibilizations of laws, ethics and social politics.

11 06 2019 15:00

12 06 2019 16:15
The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts/DAMU

Please note this app requires your own smartphone device, earphones, and is a long walking piece.


Bring your phone (or radio) and headphones to enter the party!
Android? Use it's radio app when you get there.
Apple? Listen here
Can't use your internet on the streets? - download the set before leaving home (not the best option) at

Performer: Ana Luiza Belacosta
Performer: Kamala Ramers
Performer: Lucas Ferrari
Performer: Larissa Mauro
Performer: Leonardo Shamah
Performer: Patricia Del Rey
Performer: Roustang Carrilho
Performer: Tatiana Bittar
Audio Technician: Euler Oliveira
Marilia Carvalho, Julia Ferrari and DJ Ops.

Country/Region Brazil

Artists Andaime Companhia de Teatro

11 06 2019 15:00
Where PEG 1

12 06 2019 16:15
Where DAMU