For the first time, Marionet welcomes the little ones to embark on a five-day experience of discovering the brain through theatre.
The idea is to creatively explore this organ, through activities based on the connection of three elements – BODY/ACTION/BRAIN. Through scientific concepts, we develop competences, such as teamwork, imagination, dreams, self-confidence and we take everyday life and extrapolate it through dramatic experience.
In short, we combine knowledge with imagination to realise that all wonderful things are born from brain stimuli, from our brain. Our most complex (and incredible) organ.
“Everything great that ever happened in this world happened first in somebody’s imagination.”
— Astrid Lindgren
April 10th to 14th, 2023 | Open for registration
This Workshop emerges from the need to bring the disciplinary intersection Theatre/Science to the young audience. Marionet stands out for its 22 years of ongoing work on the intersection between Performing Arts and Science. Along the way, there were several times that the work crossed with younger audiences, realizing in these moments the importance of communicating science in a more practical, interactive and equally playful way.
In the last few years and in partnership with MARE — Centre for Marine and Environmental Sciences, we have embraced the CresceRio project. In this project, we work with primary school children to create a show about the preservation of Coimbra’s water streams. Firstly, the participants carry out field trips and laboratory experiments, together with the researchers from MARE. Secondly, Marionet joins the process by creating a play based on the children’s experiences and ideas. This project raised a lot of interest among the school community and has brought our team closer to the children’s audience.
This opportunity comes in 2023 with the Theatre and Science Workshops. In the first workshop we will approach the brain, working with children from 6 to 8 years old. The second one will be about nature, and we will work with children from 9 to 12 years old.
The workshops will take place twice a year, during the Easter holidays and the summer holidays, when the children don’t have school activities. They will last for five days, and will be given by Marionet’s team, directed by Mário Montenegro and coordinated by Carolina Andrade, graduated in Theatre and Education.
Direction Mário Montenegro
Coordination Carolina Andrade (graduated in Theatre and Education)
Image Ricardo Ladeira