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XI Puppet Festival

 

MAY 23rd – JUN 3rd 2018

MONTEMOR-O-NOVO – PORTUGAL

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Is it an elephant? Is it a  bird? No!… it’s a spectacular set and puppets abound!

Alma d’Arame presents the XI International Puppet Festival, from 23 May to 3 June in Montemor-o- Novo, a quiet but lively little town in Alentejo, Portugal.

19 shows, two concerts, an exhibition and a workshop for all ages!

The Festival is in its 11th edition. Eleven years of resistance, fighting for the puppet’s place in the cultural dynamic of Montemor-o- Novo.

Combine a relaxed getaway to Portugal’s beautiful region of Alentejo with a cultural flair and take part in an internationally renowned event!

 

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TICKETS

3€ for shows held at the Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo. All other activities are free of charge.

Free for children under the age of 16.

Limited seating.

Information and bookings: (+351) 927 595 232 | almadarame@gmail.com

ARTIST DIRECTOR AND PROGRAMME |Amândio Anastácio

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER |Isabel Pinto Coelho

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR |João Sofio

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT |António Costa

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS |Alexandra Anastácio e Sofia Pereira

VIDEO RECORDING AND EDITING |Cooperativa CAL

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PROMOTIONAL VIDEO |Inês Samina

GRAPHIC DESIGN |Vasco Costa

PROOFREADING |Adelina Cristóvão

TRANSLATION |Wordaholics, Lda and Cristina Teixeira

DIGITAL MARKETING |João Simões – Agência Web e Marketing Digital

PRESS OFFICER |Susana Otão

ALMA D’ARAME

Co-founded in 2006 by Amândio Anastácio, Alma d’Arame is a visual and puppet theatre company which carries out its activity in the Alentejo Region, in the municipality of Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal. Created with the aim of contributing to the promotion of the performing arts, particularly puppet theatre, in Portugal, the company’s name is inspired by the words António José da Silva dedicated to his “actors” in “Dedicatória à Mui Nobre Senhora Pecúnia Argentina” (“Dedication to The Very Noble Mrs. Pecúnia Argentina”) published in 1744: «everything is happening in a whirlwind, the doorman is flustered, the attendant stumbles…the lights look like stars, the Doric architecture, harmonious voices, and instruments become more apparent…and even the cork body’s wired soul seems to instil a sense of spirit and renewed inspiration…»

The association focuses on creation, programming, training and creative collaborations with local and national entities.

Its search for expression which lies somewhere between tradition and modernity has been the driving force behind Alma d’Arame’s artistic journey since its inception. This approach allows a connection to be established between that which seems irremediably separate, showing that creativity has no limit.

It is in the multiplicity of expression that new paths to enjoying the arts and new forms of artistic creation and debate are found.

AMÂNDIO ANASTÁCIO

Artistic Director

Co-founder and Artistic Director of Alma d’Arame, Amândio Anastácio attended the Scenography Course at Escola Profissional de Teatro de Cascais (Drama School of Cascais) in1996 and has a Master’s in Theatre studies – specialisation in Acting/Manipulation from the University of Évora.

He has participated in several workshops, seminars and courses, in particular, the Workshop on the Kuruma Ningyo manipulation technique, lighting course at the Escola Superior deTeatro e Cinema (Lisbon School of Theatre and Film), and “The Actor and his Understudy”course taught by Neville Tranter, founder of the Stuffed Puppet Theatre, in Charleville- Mezieres, at Escola Superior da Arte da Marioneta (School of Puppetry) of the Instituto Internacional da Marioneta (International Puppetry Institute). Professionaly, Amândio Anastácio has worked with Companhia de Teatro de Marionetas de Lisboa as puppet designer and maker, set designer, prop master, lighting and sound designer and technician (between 1998 and 2005) and collaborated with Teatro Nacional D. Maria II and with Companhia de Teatro de Almada as set designer, prop master and puppet and mask designer. He has worked with directors such as Carlos Avilez, João Mota, Joaquim Benite, Bernard Sobel and José Manuel Castanheira, among others.

During his time with Alma d’Arame, he was in charge of the production and co-production ofall of the company’s shows, puppet and set design, as well as lighting and sound. Mostnoteworthy are ‘King Kong’, ‘Solitária’, ‘O Canto’, ‘O Funâmbulo’ and ‘Troll Times’.

His creative works are developed by incorporating new forms of expression into puppet theatre, objects and shapes. It is in the multiplicity of expression that new paths to enjoying the arts and new forms of artistic creation and debate are found.

 

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19 shows

15 companies

10 days

10 different locations

11 years background

Program


Program

Take a look at the full program of the XI International Puppet Festival

 

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Wed

02h00 – 05h00 pm: Era uma Vez // Workshop ‘Making a puppet is fun. Bringing it to life is an amazing thing // Escola S. João de Deus

09h00 pm: COL.A – Colectivo de Animação // Exhibition: ‘Animating popular Portuguese music’ // Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo

09h30 pm: Merlin Puppet Theater // Clown’s Houses // Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo

Thu

10h30 am: Limite Zero // O Abutre do Egipto – Em Busca do Planalto Perdido // Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo

02h00 – 05h00 pm: Era uma Vez // Workshop ‘Making a puppet is fun. Bringing it to life is an amazing thing // Escola S. João de Deus

09h30 pm: Turak Thêátre // Parades Nuptiales in Turakie // Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo

Fri

10h30 am: Limite Zero // O Abutre do Egipto – Em Busca do Planalto Perdido // Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedoo

02h45 – 05h30 pm: Era uma Vez // Workshop ‘Making a puppet is fun. Bringing it to life is an amazing thing’ // Escola S. João de Deus

02h30 pm: Limite Zero // O Abutre do Egipto – Em Busca do Planalto Perdido // Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo

10h00 am: Turak Thêátre // Parades Nuptiales in Turakie // Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo

Sat

10h30 am: Boca de Cão // Alforria – A vida numa carroça // Municipal Market

09h30 pm: TRETAS // O Gaiteiro e os Lobos // Centro Cultural de São Geraldo

09h30 pm: Limite Zero // O Abutre do Egipto – Em Busca do Planalto Perdido // Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo

Sun

09h30 pm: TRETAS // O Gaiteiro e os Lobos // GUSS de São Cristovão

Wed

09h30 pm: Alma d’Arame // Solitária // Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo

Thu

10h30 am: D’Orfeu / Marionetas Mandrágora // Conchas // Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo

02h30 pm: D’Orfeu / Marionetas Mandrágora // Conchas // Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo

09h30 pm: Auéééu Teatro // 9 Anos depois// Oficinas do Convento – OFF

Fri

09h30 pm: Radar 360º // Baile dos Candeeiros // Urban Park Amphitheatre

Sat

06h30 pm: Spacebop Jazz Quintet // Concert // Oficinas do Convento – OFF

09h30 pm: Era uma vez // Retábulo de D. Cristóbal // Largo Dr. Pascoal Coelho, Cabrela

09h30 pm: Olivier de Sagazan // Transfiguration // Cine- Teatro Curvo Semedo

12h00 pm: Pierre Bastien // Quiet Motors // Espaço do Tempo

Sun

04h00 pm: Era uma vez // Retábulo de D. Cristóbal // Centro Cultural dos Foros de Vale Figueira

05h00 pm: Partículas Elementares // O Voo // Cine- Teatro Curvo Semedo

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