Mákina de Cena promotes a cycle of workshops to support theatrical creation

In September and October

Mákina de Cena will promote a cycle of workshops to support theatrical creation, within the scope of the colecTA 23 project, with the first training taking place between the 19th and 21st of September at the facilities of the Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude, in Faro.

With this initiative, Mákina de Cena «intends to add human resources to what will be an ambitious creation that promises to open new paths in the Algarve theater scene».

The first workshop of this cycle will have the theme “Stage Lighting – The Invisible Light” and will be guided by Mafalda Oliveira. The workshop will take place between the 19th and 21st, from 17pm to 00pm, at IPDJ.

«During these 3 days, the bases and general concepts of lighting work in theater will be covered and registrations are open to all interested parties», reveals the association.

«With more than 20 years of activity, Mafalda Oliveira has developed lighting design, sound design and technical direction in the areas of theater, music, contemporary dance and visual arts, having, throughout her career, collaborated with companies and festivals such as: Festival Temps d'image, Teatro das Beiras, Marionetas de Mandrágora, Companhia da Chanca, among many others», he describes.

In a second phase, in October, at Teatro Lethes, also in Faro, a second module of this training will take place, aimed at participants who wish to deepen their knowledge about drawing and lighting techniques, taking advantage of the creation process of colecTA'23, which began with the workshop “The Actor and Neutrality”, guided by Nuno Pino Custódio.

Also in October, two more workshops will be promoted in the same scope.

The first, “Scenography and Costumes”, will take place at Casa da Mákina, in Loulé, between the 11th and 13th of October. The workshop will take place after work hours, from 18:00 pm to 21:00 pm and will be guided by Patrícia Raposo, «a professional who adds to her CV as a costume designer in theater, extensive experience as a television costume assistant, prop designer and scenographer, having collaborated with companies such as O Bando Theater Group, Almada Theater Company or ESTE – Estação Teatral».

This workshop, with places limited to 8 participants, is aimed at people involved in the area of ​​scenography and costumes.

«Starting from a more theoretical and conceptual approach to these disciplines, this action will cover the entire process of plastic conception of a show, from creation to realization and presentation, addressing issues such as: the body and space, the relationship between Actor , space and spectator and how scenography influences this dialogue; as well as the Actor's relationship with the costumes and the creation of characters», explains Mákina de Cena.

The training cycle is completed with a “Cultural Production” workshop guided by Pedro Silva, Professor of Cultural Management, Cultural Policies and Programming and Cultural Production at the Escola Superior de Educação do Politécnico do Porto and with extensive experience in the cultural area – he was a producer executive at Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture and director of production at the Cultural Cooperative “A Oficina, Centro de Artes e Mesteres Tradicionais de Guimarães”.

Aimed at professionals from cultural institutions such as theaters, associations and companies, Municipal Councils, Parish Councils and similar entities, this workshop will take place on 3 different dates: 9th and 10th October at Teatro Lethes in Faro, between 17:30 pm and 22:30 pm; October 11th and 12th in Lagoa and October 30th and 31st in Lagos – both with location and time to be confirmed.

In these workshops «the aim is to present executive production tools and instruments, as well as analyze procedures used in pre-production, production and post-production of cultural actions».

colecTA is a regional creation and training project, which brings together several actors and artistic structures from the Algarve with the same desire: to build a joint path and create other possibilities for theatrical exercise in the Algarve.

With a first edition in 2023, «it is intended that the collective will grow and implement a cyclical creative activity, with a new edition scheduled for 2025/26».