The oldest national portuguese register of the "Giants of the Animated Forms" (Gigantones), appears linked to a religious manifestation in the year of 1265, with the procession of the Body for God in Évora. Later have been introduced at parties and Portuguese popular festivals, directly or indirectly, through the Spanish region of Galicia, with import custom in 1893 for the Festival d'Agony in Viana do Castelo.
Addressing the traditional form and crossing over contemporary construction and manipulation techniques, it is intended with this workshop, become available to the public, the vast imaginary world around the creation of these giants Puppets.
This workshop is directed by Pedro Domingues Leal, Plastic Artist and Performer, which has in his training several national and international formations, linked to the universe of the Animated Forms, including Special and Prosthetics Characterization in Cazcarra Image Group with Ismael Reinón (Barcelona), Kathakali (Gesture Theatre) with Master Jon Kalamandalam (Kerala, India), School of Mask Technique (Commedia dell'Arte) with Philip Crawford at the Theatre House of Comedy (Lisbon) as well as the different construction techniques of Nepal masks with Master Dhan Bahadur Lama (Changu Narayan, Nepal) and Bali Masks with Master Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan (But Village, Bali, Indonesia).
Audience Target: Actors, Entertainers, Educators, Teachers and others interested in this construction technique ( > 12 years old)
Formation Hours: 40 hours
Number of Participants: Minimum 5 participants / Maximum 10 participants