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O Xigante

YEAR : 2016 AUDIENCE : 3-8


Based on the Oscar Wilde short story

The Elefante Elegante Theatre Company presents a small format show meant for libraries intended for children from 3 to 8 years old.

The story is told and accompanied with gestures and the constant presence of music.

“The Giant” is a story that brings together comedy and poetry; the strength of the spoken word and the eloquence of the body movement; the plasticity of object manipulation and the setting evolution.

A long, long time ago, in a distant kingdom, a man decided to go on a journey. He walked, walked and walked… until he found a wonderful garden and he decided to stay. But one day a Giant appeared and he wanted the garden only for him. The man who one day decided to go on a journey, escaping from the Giant, found a very special tree. From its branches sprouted leaves, flowers, fruits… and books, lots of books.

O Xigante

artistic team

Authorship, Playwriting and Direction: Gonçalo Guerreiro and María Torres

Performance: Gonçalo Guerreiro

Set design, props and costume design: Elefante Elegante