The show has ended. The Magician exits the stage, leaving behind the remains of his tricks, the so-called “Baixás Matter”. Oswald and Febre, two young mixed-race adults, who have just seen the performance, now approach the low, white, circular structure while the rest of the audience scatters in a disorderly manner. Oswald goes in one direction, Febre in another, until both stop at a specific place: Oswald on A, Febre on B. Then the two start the usual verbal jousting.

Performance in three parts and an epilogue.

Part of RE : pública group show — Museu da República in Rio de Janeiro/Brasil, (cur: Estelle Nabeyrat).

Full english or portuguese Matérias Baixás script (pdf)

Photos: Margot Montigny