May 2024 [PREMIERE]
“Os Lobos de Pedra” is a boy’s journey into his heart, the place where a pack of wolves lives. Sometimes all is smooth sailing, sometimes battles ensue. Using puppets and a mobile scenic device, we propose a demystifying and interrogative look at the wolf’s character, an intertwined mix of wild and terrible, with a fair and loyal side that is natural to him.
In Prokofiev’s original “Peter and the Wolf” story, the wolf is the excuse for the boy’s innocent wickedness. In the beautiful wordless stop-motion version by Suzie Templeton, one of the references of this show, the emphasis is placed on Pedro’s density and the way he transforms, overcomes, and discovers his courage in saving the wolf that ate his best friend.
This revealing of the non-linearity of things is the common thread of “Lobos de Pedra”. Using puppets and a mobile scenic device, we seek to give space and body to a journey into your heart, where wolves live.
The set is an island of sheets and wood suspended on stilts on an “aquatic” surface. A space made of many layers and hiding places that allow for the game and the entering and leaving of various emotional states of Pedro and his different wolves. Sometimes predators, sometimes prey. Sometimes black and stormy wolves, sometimes white and angelic. And sometimes they mix in gradations of grey.
Artistic direction and manipulation: Sandra Neves
Original music: Carlos Adolfo
Text: Ricardo Alves
Production Director: Ana Carvalhosa
Production: Susana Lage
Co-production and production: CRL – Central Elétrica