Is it possible to speak the unspeakable and fulfil the unfulfillable? All these productions from the 31st Porto International Puppet Festival (FIMP) that now come to our stage share these challenges. Lições de Voo [Flying Lessons] takes us to a wholesome fictional place, the Abu desert, dwelling-place of people who look like aeroplanes and aeroplanes that could be mistaken for people. This Teatro de Marionetas do Porto creation, staged by Isabel Barros, was made for all those older than three who once dreamed that their body had cast aside weight and gravity, and that they could fly as freely as a fallen leaf or a bird.
conceived and directed by Isabel Barros
puppets Hernâni Costa Miranda from the illustrations by João Vaz de Carvalho music Carlos Guedes lighting design Filipe Azevedo costumes Cláudia Ribeiro set design Coletivo texts Isabel Barros, Micaela Soares, Vítor Gomes Portuguese Sign Language Joana Cottim voice Shirley Resende executive production Sofia Carvalho
cast Micaela Soares, Vítor Gomes
co-produced by Teatro de Marionetas do Porto, Teatro Municipal de Matosinhos Constantino Nery
opening 29Mar2019 Teatro Municipal de Matosinhos Constantino Nery playing time 45’ Ages 3 and up