Born in 2000, Marionet is a theatre company based in Coimbra, Portugal, with a continued work in the interlacement of the performing arts with science. It develops original artistic creations based on scientific themes, conducts research in the field of the performing arts-science intersection, promotes collaborative artistic works with scientists, participates in advanced training projects in scientific research centres and is involved in participatory science projects.
In 2010, Marionet was selected for a seven months residency at the Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology of the University of Coimbra, within the Residency Network Program of DGArtes and Agência Ciência Viva. Since then, the company has collaborated with this research centre in activities to promote science, in its advanced training program in experimental biology and biomedicine in the area of science communication, as well as in various artistic projects.
In 2012 we started a Documentation Centre for the Performing Arts and Science, a repository of plays and essays on the intersection between these two areas of knowledge. In 2015 the company’s activity was financed by the American scientist and writer Carl Djerassi. Also noteworthy, between 2009 and 2016, the participation in the European Night of Researchers, in partnership with the Science Museum of the University of Coimbra, with the collaborative creation of plays with scientists.
Rua Carlos Seixas, 277
3030-177 Coimbra, Portugal
Marionet has been financed annually, since its foundation, by the Municipality of Coimbra, and has been establishing collaborations with various entities in the arts and sciences. It is currently financed by the Directorate-General for the Arts under the Sustained Support Program for professional artistic activity.
Portuguese Republic – Culture / DGArtes | Regional Directorate of Culture Centre | Coimbra City Hall | Gil Vicente Academic Theatre | Rectory of the U. C. | Faculty of Letters U. C. | British Council | Inatel – delegation of Coimbra | Verde Mondego Complex | Infante D. Henrique Exploratory | Zoological Museum of the U. C. | Science Museum of the U. C. C. | British Council | Inatel – delegation of Coimbra | Mondego Green Complex | | Infante D. Henrique Exploratory | U. C. Zoological Museum | U. C. Science Museum | U. C. General Library | International Year of Astronomy 2009 | Bissaya Barreto Foundation | O Teatrão | A Escola da Noite | TEUC | UZI Films | XM Bookshop | SAC – AAC | Orquestra Clássica do Centro | Diário de Coimbra | Rosa Luxemburgo Republic | Carlo Viscontti – Aveiro | anca. | IPJ Coimbra | Residencial Marininha | GRETUA | Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation | Coimbra University Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology | UCV | CITAC | Bonifrates Cooperative | Theatre of Cerca de S. Bernardo | Rómulo Ciência Viva Centre of Coimbra University | Carl Djerassi | Ler+ Ciência | FCTUC | Portuguese Chemistry Society | Botanical Garden – University of Coimbra | Institute of Interdisciplinary Research – UC | Gasoxmed | CEARTE | Casa do Cinema de Coimbra | Blue House