2020 is almost upon us. At this year’s Christmas workshops, we invite children to look at the world and explore alternative versions. It is time to experiment and be creative. What would the world be like if it were taught to us by kids? What cannot be left out? And what will be forgotten? Inspired by these questions, we have prepared a series of workshops with different disciplines: animation films; visual arts; corporal expression and theatre; and even a multidisciplinary one for curious kids.
ILLUSTRATION, PHOTOGRAPHY AND SHADOW DRAWING
The multifaceted artist Nuno Bernardo proposes writing a story: how would we like the world to be? Based on each participant’s imagination, we build a giant book in which they themselves become the life-size illustrations.
MOVEMENT AND PAITING
Patrícia Freire brings an engraving press for each participant to make their own stencil. They can use metal plates, linoleum, cardboard, rollers, and, above all, lots of imagination. After printing, their stencils will be gathered together in a collection.
DANCE AND THEATER
For several years, choreographer and dancer Sílvia Real has devoted her time to making co-creations with children and young people. Between dance exercises, we will reflect upon how much more closely art could be linked to human rights.
During several workshops, Susana Alves gathered together testimonies about what separates childhood from adulthood. She now proposes the creation of different spaces (scenarios, exhibitions or visual contexts) designed to showcase these recordings.
Nuno Bernardo, Patrícia Freire, Sílvia Real, Susana Alves