Les Ateliers Denino

Le Grand Théâtre Mécanique des Ateliers Denino

Centro Cultural de Belém
29 May at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
30 May at 12am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
31 May at 12am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm

PUPPETEERS Alain Richet e Bettina Vielhaber
Several sessions - limited audience to 10 persons each time

The most precious jewel from Ateliers Denino was born in 1900. A miniature real theatre, with 700 seats, including the audience, show and a luster with 1200 pieces, all in crystal. The auditorium is full, but there are 10 seats still remaining, for each session - in the “gods”.

A theatre with its ushers, spectators that arrive late, working technicians, entertainments, the curtain opens and the actors are not bigger than flees, and there is also the applause.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the heir of Ateliers Denino has the immense pleasure to announce the Mechanical Theatre is back!
A beautiful miniature world full of poetry and unique, Le Grand Théâtre Mécanique Denino!

“Created in 1900 by Atelier Denino, the Mechanical Theatre was presented in the Paris 1900 Exhibition. Latter this fair attraction was forgotten, and ended in a storehouse, full of dust. The theatre belonged to my grandfather. I knew its existence and I decided to restore it, tells Alan Richet. Four years of work, through the night, building hundreds of figures, the miniature luster, in crystal… light and sound effects… In its interior everything can be animated… and, of course, the Lilliputians actors, that act in the little stage… In the beginning the audience is sceptic, but when the little doors open and they see the auditorium they are astonished…”- Emmanuel Coubert, Sud Ouest.