Workshop Object Theatre



Directed by: AGNÈS LIMBOS - Cie Gare Centrale (Belgium)


São Luiz Teatro Municipal - Sala de Ensaios
11, 12 and 13 May from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm (Fri, Sat and Sun)

Agnès Limbos, an inescapable reference in object theatre, will direct a workshop to develop this particular universe, which may arise from bringing together actors and objects (which made or are part of our everyday life).


“Through your imagination, your curiosity, your know-how… by exercises, individual or collective improvisations, we will suggest to explore this particular and singular theatre where the object is manipulated in front of the audience and the actor in the centre.”
- Agnès Limbos


BIO Agnès Limbos

Agnès Limbos is regarded as “the poppess of object theatre” for her singular work. She was born in Huy, Belgium, in 1952, and spent part of her childhood in Africa. She discovered the miniature objects given away with Bonux washing powder. She studied Political Sciences and Philosophy, but she preferred the streets of the world to the University. Agnès began a personal journey that led her to the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris from 1977 to 1979, to Mexico, from 1980 to 1982, and founded the company Gare Centrale in Brussels in 1984. Through the company's performances and collaborations, Agnés Limbos attempts to make quality People's Theatre, full of feelings, beginning with an understanding of the universe's contradictions, fantasy/reality, tragedy/comedy, the power of instinct, and the search for an ever-evolving visual and corporeal language. In short, to create living, entertaining, touching and convivial performances. From 2002 to 2008, in partnership with the Théâtre de la Balsamine, she organised an international festival around the object theatre in Brussels, in the form of a biennial event. Her shows have been seen in numerous theatre festivals and have been presented in over 25 countries. She works as a writer, actor, director, teacher and mentors young creators throughout their artistic process. 
Her shows have been presented several times at FIMFA and she directed two workshops in the frame of Funicular Project, an international training programme organized by A Tarumba.


For: Puppeteers, actors, dancers, directors, scenographers, musicians, visual artists and performing arts students.


Number of participants: 10

Workshop schedule: Friday to Sunday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm
Language: English
Fee: 50 euros
Deadline for applications: 8 May 2018 (Tue)
Attendance confirmation: 9 May 2018 (Wed)


Info and registrations:

The registration in the workshop (subject to selection) is made by the dully filled application form and by enclosing a short bio and a motivation letter. You can send all the documentation by e-mail to: ou




Required equipment from the trainees

For warm up and manipulation exercises: 
      -dark and neutral clothing

For improvisations:
      -black suit for boys, formal town shoes
      -black dress or women's suit for girls, formal town shoes

For the “object store”, of which all the equipment will be shared and will be used by everyone for exercises and individual or collective work:
      -A set of objects or materials you are moved by, you would like to work with: 
      -daily objects, ancient or modern
      -toys: cuddle toys, dolls, trucks...
      -decoration objects, accessories
      -natural materials: bark, sand, stones, earth, branches, etc.
      -sound objects
      -illustrated magazines, images, pictures
      -texts , newspapers
      -Do not bring: puppets, objects or parts of an on-going or finished show

Bring a pen and a notebook