Teatro de Marionetas do Porto

Capuchinho Vermelho XXX
17, 18 May at 9.30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday

Direction: João Paulo Seara Cardoso Performer: Sérgio Rolo Technique: Object theatre For audiences over: M/12 Time: 40 min. Language: Without words

An experience of objects manipulation in a baffling adaptation to the scene of “Little Red Riding Hood”. For adults only with solid moral formation. Did you already notice that The Little Red Riding Hood it’s a story that only talks about eating? An appetizing show of objects manipulation (perishables)… Everything starts over the plastic towel of a kitchen, when the vegetables over the table become a forest. Hilarious show, ephemeral like a good meal, but we will remember it after a long time… An hard-core Red Riding Hood…

Teatro de Marionetas do Porto, one of the most well-known puppet companies in Portugal, presents in Lisbon one of its remarkable creations. Since their formation, in 1998, the company produced and presented more than 30 shows. All these productions represent extremely diverse experiences on the level of the contemporary puppet theatre, looking to find new forms of conception and manipulation of puppets and new ways of regarding the interpretation and the relationship with other areas of creation. The company has also been dedicated to the study and revival of old forms of traditional theatre, like Teatro Dom Roberto, which has been presented more than a thousand times.
Their founder and artistic director, João Paulo Seara Cardoso (1956-2010) who recently died, studied theatre and puppet theatre, attended courses in the Institut National d`Éducation Populaire and Institut International de la Marionnette, in France. He worked with João Coimbra, Marcel Violette, Jim Henson and Lopez Barrantes. In 1982 he initiated the study and spreading of the Teatro Dom Roberto, Portuguese traditional puppets that had more than 1500 representations. He published children’s books and was the author of television series for the youngest. Presently, the group splits its activity between the programming of the Teatro do Belomonte, in Oporto, and an intense activity of touring in Portugal and abroad.

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