May2021 Sunday


Museu da Marioneta . Lisbon Museu da Marioneta . Lisbon


It is a project that brings together two arts that have in common the domain of improvisation and the consonance for free movement in musicality and theatricality. In the year that the traditional Portuguese puppet itinerant theater is about to join the list of Intangible Heritage of Portugal, José Gil, puppeteer of the company S.A.Marionetas and the performer of this theater with origins in the eighteenth century, joins the pianist Daniel Bernardes for an adventure of sounds, movements and emotions, creating an sometimes abstract reality in a traditional theatrical parallel with sounds of modernity. Two performers of their knowledge in an unlikely game between a piano and the Dom Roberto Theater.

Best Original Music Award - Theaters Guide 2020

technical data sheet

Puppeteer | José Gil

Pianist | Daniel Bernardes

Construction of puppets and props | José Gil

Costumes | Maria Luísa Gil

Research | José Gil and Sofia Olivença Vinagre

Photography | Joaquim Pesqueira

Production | S.A.Marionetas - Teatro & Bonecos



Presentation includes the plays The Barber, The Bullfight, The Gosts Castle, Rosa and the three boyfriends and The Bumpkin from Alcobaça | Approximately 1 hour

Over 3 years