S.A.Marionetas – Teatro & Bonecos

Professional Creation Structure in Puppet Theater


S.A.Marionetas – Teatro & Bonecos, is a professional creation structure in puppet theater composed by authors, builders and puppeteers who produce originals and in Portuguese, with the aim of promoting and publicizing the Puppet Theater. In this perspective, his work involves research and the search for new aesthetic solutions, as well as the preservation of the Portuguese popular tradition through research and continuity in the realization of Teatro D. Roberto. In both cases, the itinerancy of the shows is privileged as the best way to disseminate the art of the puppet.

Still in compliance with these objectives, the company has been organizing, since 1998, the National Puppet Theater Festival "Marionetas na Cidade" in Alcobaça, where it is based. In 2015 the festival was distinguished with the "EFFE Label". He has participated in several Festivals in Portugal, having also represented the country in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, England, Wales, Scotland, Italy, Czech Republic, China, Slovakia, Macau, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey , Austria, Iran, Thailand. Since 1997, he has created 45 original productions. In 2005 he was awarded the prize for cultural merit in the arts and show “Troféu Afonso Lopes Vieira”.

In 2010 he received the special jury prize for the preservation and continuity of the traditional European puppet theater with the show “D. Roberto". Also with this show, she was nominated for better handling at the 14th Prague World Puppet Art Festival.

In 2012 she was selected to participate in the world puppet festival in Chengdu, China, where she received the "Award Puppetry Festival Participation". In the same year she was nominated for the Best Childhood Production Award at the International Award "Golden Gander" Kremnické Gagy in Slovakia.

In 2013 he received the Prize - "Alcoa d´Ouro" category Culture, attributed by the newspaper O Alcoa. She was nominated for the best street show award at Wayang World Puppet Carnival in Jakarta, Indonesia. And he received the award for best traditional street puppet show at Wayang World Puppet Carnival.

In 2014 he received the prize for best traditional show in the world with the Dom Roberto theater in Thailand. In 2016 he received the prize for best handling with the shows "etc ..." and "Teatro Dom Roberto" at the Animart festival in Lodz in Poland and the
 Artistic Innovation Award " at the 5th Golden Magnolia Shanghai International Puppet Festival in China.

In 2017 he received the "Puppet for Peace" Trophy at the Harmony World Puppet Festival in Kanchanaburi in Thailand. The nomination "Best Manipulation" and the "Best Director" award at the Word Puppet Festival EXPO 2017 in Astana in Kazakhstan and the "Preservation of traditions of ancient street theater" award at the 1st Kyiv international festival of puppet theater in Ukraine. In 2019, he received the "Gulliver Junior" Prize at the 27th Festivalul International de Animatie Gulliver in Galati, Romania.

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