These simple wooden sticks, iron or aluminum we call Stilts, Zancos (in Spanish) or Echásses (in French), were historically used as working tools, allowing walk through creeks and wetlands. Used since then by pastors, allowing them to better control the herds, only later incorporated into games and folklore from some people, especially in France, in the Landes region. Since then, the stilts have become part of the culture of many countries. Brought by foreign mountebanks, the stilts are used in almost all over the world.
This workshop is 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