These simple wooden sticks, aluminum or iron we call Stilts, has its first records in very old traditions, with the stilt walkers fighters of Namur in Belgium (1411), were later introduced as work tools, allowing to walk through swampy areas and pass streams, and by shepherds who used to better control the herds, it were only later incorporated into games and folklore of some people, particularly in France, in the Landes region. Since then, Stilts have become part of the culture of many countries, brought by foreign mountebanks, being nowadays used in almost all over the world.
WITH(Out)BALANCE intends to give the participants a contact with this technique of balance, giving rise to the development of notions of coordination, rhythm, concentration and confidence, through group and individual exercises. A Workshop directed by Helena Oliveira, multidisciplinary Performer, standing out on her training, in the field of Dance, 12 years of Classic Ballet with graduations at the Royal Academy of Dancing and International Lisbon Dance Stages (Gelu Barbu, Liliana Pavlosky, Pablo Ventura, Julian Thomas), Bharatanatyam (Classical Indian Dance, Mary Jon - Kalatharangini Troupe), Legong Kraton (Classical Dance Balinese, Cokin - Gung Kak Mandera Troupe); in Physical Theatre, Eduardo Fao (Chapitô), Buthô (Yumiko Yoshioka), Kathakali (Kalamandalam Jon); in Circus Techniques, Stilts with Pedro Leal (PIA); in the Mask Technique, Philip Crawford (House of Comedy).
She joins in 2002 the company PIA as Performer and Production Director, on the several projects that have marked presence in national and international festivals throughout Europe, Asia and South America in the field of Visual and Performing Street Arts.
Audience Target: All individuals with an interest and passion for working in Stilts ( > 12 years old)
Formation Hours: 15 hours (5 sessions of 3 hours each)
Number of Participants: minimum 5 / maximum 10