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A OFICINA – Centro de Artes e Mesteres de Guimarães

Retábulos, Teatro Oficina, photograph Paulo Pacheco

A OFICINA – Centro de Artes e Mesteres Tradicionais de Guimarães

A Oficina is a Public Interest Cooperative whose majority shareholder is the Guimarães City Council; nevertheless, its team and management/programming services are fully independent. It manages and programs Centro Cultural Vila Flor (music, performing arts and new circus, art gallery), Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães (contemporary art and José de Guimarães collection), Casa da Memória de Guimarães (territorial interpretive centre, heritage and crafts), Centro de Criação de Candoso (artistic residencies), Espaço Oficina (theatre workshops, Theatre Degree laboratories of Universidade do Minho and creation), Teatro Oficina (theatre company) and a Cultural Education and Mediation servisse (which runs through the whole programme and includes two artistic education school projects).

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Circus, Dance, Music, Performance, Puppets, Theatre

A TARUMBA – Teatro de Marionetas

A Tarumba, design Alípio Padilha

 

A TARUMBA

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Puppets

Academia de Música de Espinho

Academia de Música de Espinho

 

The Auditório de Espinho | Academia (AdE), which opened in 2006, belongs to Academia de Música de Espinho (AME), a non-profit association that was founded in 1960 to teach music and divulge culture and art. Ever since its opening, the AdE has been pursuing a distinct and inclusive artistic project through its diverse, autonomous and independent programming, and also through the synergies that come from a close interaction between artistic teaching and cultural programming.    The AdE provides the main stage for the Espinho International Music Festival, as well as for the Espinho Classical Orchestra and the Espinho Jazz Orchestra.

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Contemporary circus, Dance, Music, Puppets, Theatre

EGEAC – Empresa de Gestão de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural

Room Luís Miguel Cintra, Detail, Teatro Municipal S. Luiz, photograph Estelle Valente

 

EGEAC

For over twenty years, EGEAC has been promoting, preserving and organising Lisbon’s cultural events, through its street activities and management of such facilities as the São Luiz and LU.CA theatres, a number of museums and art galleries, and landmarks like the Monument to the Discoveries and the São Jorge Castle. An entity with a wide-ranging involvement in the city, EGEAC organises a programming that is multidisciplinary, encompassing, inclusive and democratic, while aiming at being an active and receptive operator that works in both the contemporary sphere and the more popular fields.

Its goal and mission is to be the leading name in terms of cultural creation and divulgation in the city of Lisbon, a reference as concerns the management of cultural spaces and events, an agent of heritage valorisation, and the activator of an artistic and cultural network. EGEAC intends to create a unique, distinctive cultural personality for Lisbon, stimulating artistic creation and divulgation, supporting major cultural projects and facilitating the communication between the city and its local, national and international audiences.

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Circus, Dance, Music, Performance, Puppets, Theatre

FÉRTIL CULTURAL

fertil®Duarte Costa

 

FÉRTIL CULTURAL

 

Fértil Cultural emerges out of the crossing of theatre and anthropology, two forms of looking at humans as generators of culture while questioning their condition. The association was founded in 2010, with the aim of offering a platform for creations and researches that stem from those disciplines. Fértil Cultural’s productions are essentially based on the theatre and its relationship with the other artistic forms.

The stage is the laboratory in which our work is put to the test. Our work largely focuses on original creations, providing us, as creators, with a better approach to a wide range of subjects, allowing us to fit them to our purposes. It is on the stage that we express ourselves and share our thoughts with others.

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Interdisciplinary, Puppets, Theatre

FIMP – Festival Internacional de Marionetas do Porto

FIMP – Festival Internacional de Marionetas do Porto

FIMP (Porto International Puppet Festival) has been busy divulging and promoting contemporary puppetry, theatre and animated objects and forms since 1989.

The festival presents itself as a space for reflection and criticism on the possibilities of this theatrical form, which also takes into itself the various expressive forms it comes across.

A continual relationship with various art schools speaks of the festival’s commitment to enriching the professional and artistic fabric of both Porto and the country at large, namely by regularly providing the community with formative spaces.

FIMP is also the result of an equation that expresses itself in the diversity of its partnerships, which provide the context for the implementation of an artistic project directed at an audience that is specialised and all-inclusive at once.

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Puppets

Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém

Centro Cultural de Belém, photograph Hugo Santos Silva

 

FUNDAÇÃO CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM

The Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), an architectural project by Vittorio Gregotti (Italy) and Manuel Salgado (Portugal), is run by a Foundation dedicated to the promotion of culture, particularly Portuguese culture, in its many artistic manifestations.

Located in the western part of Lisbon, by the river Tagus, the CCB was inaugurated in 1993, after hosting the European Union Presidency.

The CCB consists of various buildings, separated by streets, squares and bridges; the whole is a living space in which people work, stroll around and enjoy the creative capabilities of the greatest artists of all time.

In this space, where contemporary forms of expression are highlighted, visitors are offered shows of music and singing, dance and theatre, art exhibitions and a multiplicity of activities dedicated to various audiences and ages.

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Circus, Dance, Music, Performance, Puppets, Theatre

Pé de Cabra

PÉ DE CABRA

Pé de Cabra was established in February 2009.

This firm’s main objective is to participate in the creation and production of artistic projects in such areas as the performing arts, visual arts, literature or multimedia. It also intends to enrich the artistic scene by implementing and/or supporting various projects, creating and educating new audiences, and developing new approaches to the creation of artistic objects.

Puppets, Theatre

Teatro do Bairro

Teatro do Bairro

 

TEATRO DO BAIRRO

In the very heart of Bairro Alto, at 63, Luz Soriano Street, Teatro do Bairro occupies the space that for decades housed the rotary press of newspaper Diário Popular, right next door to the National Conservatory’s Music School. Located in a historically privileged hotspot of artistic experiences, it acts as a platform for various contemporary performing arts, with a diversified programming that invites the circulation of different artists and audiences. Besides its own productions, it also hosts outside shows, in the areas of theatre, music, film and dance. This interdisciplinary programming, which includes several in-house creations, allows for a number of welcome exchanges and cross-pollinations, whereby all participants are enriched. Teatro do Bairro is a place where citizens come into contact with the various arts and their creators.

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Dance, Music, Puppets, Theatre

Teatro e Marionetas de Mandrágora

Aurora, Teatro e Marionetas de Mandrágora, photograph Rita Rocha

TEATRO E MARIONETAS DE MANDRÁGORA

This company, founded in 2002, largely focuses on puppet theatre. While exploring a not always stable symbiosis of symbolic language, traditional legacy and contemporary thought, we use puppets as tools in our search for artistic identity. Our aim is to develop the visual, scenic and dramatic potential of the puppet, but in itself and in its connection with the human performer. In this process, we try to discover and explore a dramaturgy that represents us. Creative partnerships, inclusive and socially important community work and decentralisation are all major concerns in our everyday activity.

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Puppets

Teatro Nacional de São João

Teatro Nacional de São João, photograph João Tuna

TEATRO NACIONAL SÃO JOÃO, E.P.E.

Founded in the 1990s, the Teatro Nacional São João (TNSJ) has sought, under the direction of Ricardo Pais, to pursue an organic approach to its mission, focused on developing a unique artistic project, assembling optimal conditions for theatrical creation, an engaged partnership with the Portuguese and European theatrical universes and a particular emphasis on the communicability of its shows. A member of the Union des Théâtres de l’Europe since 2003, the TNSJ also comprises Teatro Carlos Alberto, an important platform for collaborations with Porto theatrical companies and for many Portuguese contemporary stage creations, and the São Bento da Vitória Monastery, a 17th-century monument that hosts theatrical performances and other events in the TNSJ’s programming.

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Circus, Dance, Music, Performance, Puppets, Theatre

Teatro Viriato – CAEV

Teatro Viriato

TEATRO VIRIATO – CAEV

Teatro Viriato is a cultural structure for the programming and production of performing arts, run by Centro de Artes do Espetáculo de Viseu, Associação Cultural e Pedagógica and directed by Paula Garcia. Since 1999, it also hosts Companhia Paulo Ribeiro. An object lesson in cultural decentralisation, its programming features many Portuguese and foreign shows of music, theatre, dance and new circus, as well as various educational activities, operating within various local, national and international networks. Teatro Viriato supports Portuguese artists via co-productions and residency support, while also helping professional artists who wish to reside in Viseu. Since 1998, it enjoys the financial support of the Viseu Municipality and the Portuguese Government.

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Circus, Dance, Music, Puppets, Theatre