“A VIAGEM”, by Cine Teatro Itinerante Mãozorra
October 28th and 29th | 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm
Location: Praça do Infante
Org.: CM Lagos
Class Age: M8
Free participation, but subject to a limit of 9 mandatory prior registrations (per session) by calling 282 767 816, Library Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event integrated in the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the Municipal Library of Lagos
In one of the moments of Raúl’s life, intoxicated by drowsiness, his hand transports us to his own birth and to the discovery of the world around him. Several obstacles face him, until the moment when he gives shape to another similar being and his life turns rosy. However, the unconscious is vulnerable and too sensitive to pursue the romanticism of some of our innermost desires, and Raúl is brought back into his everyday reality, just like his own hand.
João Costa (Oeiras, 1980) has a degree in Design and a Masters in Visual Arts from UA. His path has alternated between training / teaching the visual arts and artistic production. In 2004 he assumes the position of Creative Director of SCS McCann in Angola where in 2006 he begins his contact with puppets through Toni Rumbau in the workshop of “Titeres de Cachiporra” held at Museu da Marioneta. From there, he produces and develops puppet theater projects. In 2009 he formed the puppet company Mãozorra Teatro de Puppets, with the aim of preserving, creating and innovating the popular puppet theater in Portugal, namely the Teatro D. Roberto. He has participated in several festivals and national meetings, and also in festivals abroad, namely in Spain, Brazil, Romania and Mexico. He reproduces two shows from the repertoire: “O Barbeiro” and “A Tourada”, having created and premiered in 2015 the original play “O Caçador”.
In 2012 he toured all of Central America with the objective of performing street theater: having presented Teatro D. Roberto at Festival Títerias 2011 in Mexico City; in Guatemala he lived and exchanged experiences with the puppet company La Charada Teatro de Antiqua; in Honduras he volunteered, offering his puppet shows at schools in poor neighborhoods in Managua. In 2013 he co-produced together with Vasco Viana and David Santos the video clip “Faz-te um Homem Menino” for TV RURAL.
In 2017 he took over the management of the project ID: Itinerant Memory with support from EDP Tradições, where he also played the role of puppeteer of the shows presented. Since 2014 he has been director of the company Mãozorra, artistic director of the ESTAR festival – Meetings of Theater and Street Animations in Aljezur, as well as (since 2016) of the MÓ festival – Festival of Puppets of Oeiras and also of the Carrinha Itinerante de Puppets in co-production with the Puppet Museum.