In the forest

“I fell asleep with my eyes open to make sure I wouldn’t miss anything.” This is a journey through the nights of a little girl who always returns to the same place. She wanders through the forest without fearing the night light. Along with her friends, she stumbles into secrets and stories that have not yet been told. Night after …

Lições de Voo

Lições de Voo (Flying Lessons) is the title of an illustration series by João Vaz de Carvalho, which were used to create this homonymous performance. The idea follows the collaborative experience of 2013 in Pelos Cabelos (Hair Hairs), which proved itself to be very challenging. This performance for two actors with marionettes and half marionettes has the desire to fly …

COMO UM CARROSSEL

What is life?… Life is walking around the Sun over and over, like a merry-go-round around the Sun. COMO UM CARROSSEL tells the story of a little girl growing up in a sort of journey during which many questions arise stimulating the little girl’s bond with the world. The audience travels through the eyes of this girl and her spontaneous …

NUNCA

More than a hundred years have passed since the well-known adventures in Neverland. Peter Pan went to live in London with Wendy. They got married, had children and the years went by… In this possible present time there is a teenage boy called Nunca (Never) by his parents and we will never know why… Nunca is a descendant of Peter …

BARBA AZUL

Unlike the tragic fairy tale, this approach explores an alternative that focuses on the complex personality of Barba Azul (Bluebeard). This version includes other characters from Charles Perrault’s universe. Here, Bluebeard gets involved in a plot full of funny and unexpected events, reflecting the vicissitudes of human behavior.

Pelos Cabelos

Inspired by the illustrations of João Vaz de Carvalho named Pelos Cabelos (Hair Hairs), Teatro de Marionetas do Porto has created a performance inhabited by unusual characters with an absent-minded and hallucinated gaze. Humor and the absurd merge in this performance, providing us with yet another experience where marionettes abound. In Pelos Cabelos (Hair Hairs), performers and marionettes are inhabitants …

Frágil

Sometimes a thing is not what it is. Sometimes things like being other things, for instance, they like being similar to people. They like moving, laughing, liking and not liking. People/things and things/people are good for telling stories. In the Fragile world, there are small and big stories. Things want to be taken to places they don’t know, and they …

CINDERELA

This is not a traditional Cinderella. There is a somewhat anachronic rewriting of the traditional story, from the versions of Perrault and Grimm. Characters from other fairy tales fall from the sky to make Cinderella’s life difficult. There is a Bad Witch who hates stories with a happy ending and a Big Bad Wolf disguised as a policeman, patrolling the …

ÓSCAR

Óscar is a little boy who owns a garden, his favourite playground. In the garden he creates imaginary worlds and he communicates with the animals, the plants and Joaquim, the Gardener. The show is structured in the four seasons, along which the garden takes on different clothing. The stories, the music, the colours, the words, the scents, appear as sensations …