Comuna de Pedra always employs different elements in experimental creations, for investigating various possibilities of performing arts, such as interactive improvisation, group creation, linking up installations, video arts and other medias in a performance, in-cooperated with words, music, live band, orchestra and danced with masks and big puppets.
Around 40 original dance theatre productions have been performed at the most visited and not-visited corners of Macau, from indoor theatre to daily living spaces, such as public square, park, pool, empty commercial centre, pub, closed-down factory, old Macau-Taipa bridge; historical sites such as Ruins of St. Paul Church, Old Ladies’ House. Moreover, works had been invited to perform in HK, Taiwan, the USA and Germany, etc.
For experience sharing and enhancement of new ideas, Comuna de Pedra always takes the opportunities to collaborate with different media artists. Like the most recent theatre production
Educational workshops are organized and conducted by professional tutors coming the USA, Philippines, Thailand, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, China and Macau, on different media of arts (e.g drawing, body training, dancing, somatic education, mask and big puppet making, video, percussion and voice). In addition, exhibitions, seminars are held to raise public concern for the development of local arts and culture.
Since 1999, the company has been organizing
To foster young people in art creations and provide the opportunity to implement their ideas, the company in-cooperated with Old Ladies’ House Art Space, produced two children theatre works,
In summer 2005, in co-operation with Macau Cultural Centre, the company has curated a series of arts workshop for children and teenagers. In the future, Comuna de Pedra will put more emphasises in art-education for the younger generation. By means of popularising and carrying out more in-depth educational works, it opens up the space and adds colour to the future art field.
Overseas training and exchange
To broaden the vision and knowledge of the members, the company organizes different study programmes and activities, such as visiting art-space of adjacent districts, participating International Dance Festival in foreign countries, etc. One of most recent activity is a Study Program in Beijing Dance Institute and the visiting of art-space in Beijing.
At present, Comuna de Pedra has rented the first floor of International Vision-Art Centre, the atelier of the local artists, Kwok Wun and Fu Yu, as the company’s studio. It is more spacious, and suitable for holding miniature performances, and the company will continuous to hold various art workshops.
For more details, please visit the website at : http://comunadepedra.blogspot.com/
address: Rua de Coelho do Amaral, no.2G, 2nd floor