Workshop Puppet Making

Sandra Neves and Catarina Falcão | Trupe Fandanga




28 May at 3.30 (Sat) | 29 May at 10.30am and 3.30 (Sun) 

From: +6 years old

Runs: 120 min.

Cost: €5
No. of participants: 20 (10 children, each one must be accompanied by an adult)

Registrations: bilheteira do LU.CA - 215 939 107 |


A workshop about making puppets out of objects: the challenge lies in the creation of characters using the agglomeration of a variety of more or less suggestive objects that allow the construction of a functional and expressive puppet.
Respecting the gathering of objects and memories as a foundation for the construction of characters, here the aim is also to use local identity-defining elements for the creation of puppets that embody, on one hand, fusion, and on the other, dialogue between the participating community and the memories of others, that we find in other places. As the universe of objects is so particular, it may be possible that those interested might be asked to bring some of their own objects and materials.



Sandra Neves founded the Trupe Fandanga and co-founded the Marionetas Vadias. Graduated in Arts - Sculpture from FBAUP, Porto Fine Arts University. Works in conception and construction of sets, props and puppets for theatre since 2001, and has had experience as an art director for film and animation film. Her own artistic work focuses on Drawing and Sculpture.
Catarina Falcão is graduated in Art from ESAP - Escola Superior Artística do Porto. Started working with theatre in set construction, prop and mask design. She also develops her own artistic work in Drawing and Painting. Since 2009, she has been researching and working as a performer and a manipulator of objects, body and puppets. She worked with different theatre and puppet companies, as Teatro Plástico, Teatro de Ferro, Teatro de Marionetas do Porto, among others. She co-organized Marionetas Vadias and works at the Museum of Teatro das Marionetas do Porto.