O Som do Algodão, Kolibrí 2024 Guest Theatre Company!

O Som do Algodão, Kolibrí 2024 Guest Theatre Company

We are delighted to present the Guest Theatre Company of Kolibrí 2024! 👏🏾

Its name is O Som do Algodão, and it’s a theatre company for the early childhood founded in Portugal, in 2012, by the Portuguese artists Dulce Moreira and Mariana Santos. Two women, a musician and a storyteller, who find new ways to share art, the plasticity of words and soundscapes with babies, children and families.

After more than a decade of work, the collective has developed nearly 30 theater pieces, promoting the discovery of literature, words, sound and sensory exploration. Each play is a creative space for families to share.

Who is behind O Som do Algodão? 

Dulce Moreira (PT) combines musical activities in preschool and hospital contexts with music therapy and psycho pedagogy. She also develops artistic workshops for children and adults, as well as training for adults. She uses her studies in Special Education and her artistic experience to create educational artistic projects designed to include everyone in the creative process. 

On the other hand, actress Mariana Santos (PT) has been participating in numerous plays and collective projects for almost 20 years with companies such as Dentro Teatro and Serviços Educativo do Teatro do Bolhão. She studied Journalism and, within the artistic project O Som do Algodão, she is responsible for dramaturgy and theatrical performance. She also works with adults and children in developing skills in written and dramatic expression. 

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Don’t miss What Stories Does the Moon Tell? in Kolibrí Festivaali 

What Stories Does the Moon Tell? will be the play that O Som do Algodão will perform at Kolibrí Festival 2024. A theatre piece of short stories about people and animals, filled with music and poems. It is designed for children from 2 months to 5 years old. A sensorial, musical performative experience to be shared amongst families. 

The event will be held at Vuotalo on September 28th, 2024. Remember the full Kolibrí program will be published on August 14th, 2024. 

You can follow them on Instagram – @osomdoalgodao | Facebook – @osomdoalgodao | YouTube 

The participation of O Som do Algodão in Kolibrí is possible thanks to the collaboration of the Embassy of Portugal in Finland and Estonia and Camões I.P.