Oxímoro, entre Solstícios e Equinócios

Date & Time

March 20, 21:30-16:00h


Convento São Francisco, Coimbra




Marionet, in collaboration with CNC-UC, is launching this Wednesday the play "Oxímoro, entre Solstícios e Equinócios" (Oxymoron, between Solstices and Equinoxes), focusing on bipolar disorder, a neuropsychiatric illness characterized by alternating episodes of euphoria and depression.


Bipolar disorder can be very disabling, resulting in sleep disturbances, a greater propensity to develop other pathologies (namely cardiovascular and neurological) and a major social impact on the lives of the sufferer and their family. However, this illness does not have to be seen as absolutely limiting, and it is above all important to reduce the social stigma that still surrounds this and many other mental disorders, and which often inhibits sufferers from seeking help.


It was in this context that the video “Doença Bipolar: Um Outro Lado” (Bipolar Disorder: Another Side), was launched in September 2022, in a collaboration between Marionet, doctors from the Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra and researchers from CNC-UC.


With the creation of a stage play on this theme, we intend to deepen our reflection and broaden the public impact of our artistic intervention, contributing to a generalized increase in knowledge about bipolar disorder and reducing the stigma associated with it.


Find out more about this event here.

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