Teatro Dom Roberto
JARDIM SÃO PEDRO DE ALCÂNTARA
15 May at 11.30am
JARDIM DA ESTRELA
15 May at 4.30pm and 5.30pm
Puppeteer: Raul Constante Pereira Technique: Hand puppets For audiences over: For all ages Time: Aprox. 25 min. Language: Portuguese
The traditional Teatro Dom Roberto again on the streets of Lisbon!
The Teatro Dom Roberto has been performed for about three centuries at fairs, pilgrimage spots, beaches and streets. The Portuguese hand puppet Dom Roberto is the cousin of Punch, Polichinelle, Pulcinella, Petrouska... The puppeteer uses a swazzle in his mouth to amplify his voice and produce remarkable sound effects. An unique opportunity to see this Portuguese traditional puppet.
At his wedding day, Dom Roberto decides to go to the barber to have his beard shaved. After many incidents, the barber does his work and presents him the bill. Dom Roberto refuses to pay. They argue and fight and Dom Roberto ends up killing the barber. Death comes to take the victim away and wants to take Dom Roberto as well. A life and death fight takes place, and Dom Roberto obviously wins, and kills Death.
This play describes the different stages in a Portuguese bullfight and its typical characters: the campino, the bullfighter, the horse rider and, of course, the bull.
Raul Constante Pereira learned the art of Teatro Dom Roberto with João Paulo Seara Cardoso.
He studied Visual Artsas/Sculpture in FBAUP. Since 1984, as a puppeteer, director and visual artist, he participated in several projects for theatre, television and visual arts.
Since 2000 he works also with video and multimedia, he directed the following documentaries: “As Minas da Borralha”, “Azevinho”, “Farândulo”, “20 Fios de Ariana”, “Transformações” e o “O Prodígio do Nada”.
He was responsible for editing, photography and post-production of the animation movie A Meio da Noite”, directed by Fernando Saraiva, that won several awards in national and international festivals.
Since 2003 he is the artistic director of Limite Zero Associação Cultural. Since 2009 he belongs to the direction of UNIMA-P. Since 2010 he is the executive director of FIMP- Festival Internacional de Marionetas do Porto.