Red Cloud Teatro de Marionetas (Portugal)
TEATRO DOM ROBERTO
6 May at 3.30pm (Sun)
Technique: Glove puppets Language: Portuguese For audiences over: For all ages Running time: 30 min.
The traditional Teatro Dom Roberto is back again to FIMFA! Come and meet the Portuguese glove puppet hero!
The Teatro Dom Roberto has been performed for about three centuries at fairs, pilgrimage spots, beaches and streets. The Portuguese glove 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 and played by a woman!
The Barber: At his wedding day, Dom Roberto decides to go to the barber to have his beard shaved. Dom Roberto refuses to pay the bill. 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.
The Bullfight: This play doesn’t actually have a dramatic plot, it describes the different stages in a Portuguese bullfight and its typical characters: the campino, the bullfighter, the horserider and, of course, the bull.
Red Cloud is a Portuguese puppet theatre company established in 2013. Red Cloud Puppet Theatre is dedicated to create and present puppet theatre plays, for young and adult audiences, sensitizing the audiences towards the multiple art forms involved in puppet theatre. The company cooperates with other artists from different areas of performing arts, visual arts, music and cinema, in order to consolidate and refine it’s artistic language that is based in the cinematic experience offered by puppet theatre; interconnecting acting, puppet and object manipulation, visual arts and music. The group also collaborates in other theatre and film productions.
Puppeteer: Sara Henriques Puppets: Rui Rodrigues Photography: Rui Rodrigues, Susana Neves