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GYMNASIUM – Thought transformed Infinity into a Serpent

Artistic experimentation laboratories in school context

Gymnasium is a casaBranca’s project that proposes the implementation of a regular program of artistic training and experimentation aimed at children and youth, throughout several schools in the city of Lagos.
It includes the performing of a set of workshops from various artistic “disciplines” oriented by artists, throughout the school year, taking place in those same schools.

Acknowledging the central role school plays in the communities, itself representing a community with an identity of its own, it is fundamental for us the idea of working in the center of this microcosmos, directly intervening in the academic space itself, occupying it, transforming it and disquieting it.

For this project we call for people from the most different areas, closer and accomplices, or whose work we admire, to come think, invent, and (de)construct ideas and concepts, creating labs of action and thought, of training and free and deconditioned experimentation and, simultaneously, protected.
By operating in a transversal way and by proposing interdisciplinary practices of experimental character and also practices with more technical features, the goal is to extent the horizon of the children experiences, by placing them in contact with different expressions and lexicon, and to promote their capacity to choose and think accordingly to their true subjectivity.


Project Management: Mónica Samões
Coordination: Maria João Alcobia
Production: Joana Duarte
Design & Web: José Pelicano

Organization & Production: casaBranca
Partner: Agrupamento de Escolas Gil Eanes, Agrupamento de Escolas Júlio Dantas
Support: Câmara Municipal de Lagos, LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas, Messe Militar de Lagos e Tavira, TEL – Teatro Experimental de Lagos


THE DISCOVERY OF CINEMA - Film sessions, Talks & Workshops

THE DISCOVERY OF CINEMA - Film sessions, Talks & Workshops

E.B.1 Bairro Operário + E.B.1 d Chinicato
BEYOND OBLIVION - Audio Choreographical Workshop

BEYOND OBLIVION - Audio Choreographical Workshop

23 > 27 NOV - E.B.1 Chinicato / 30 NOV > 7 DEC - E.B.1 Bairro Operário
EXPERIMENTAL READING WORKSHOP

EXPERIMENTAL READING WORKSHOP

16 > 20 NOV / E.B. 1 Santa Maria
SCHOOL FILM CLUB

SCHOOL FILM CLUB

6 NOV > 7 MAY / E.B. 2.3 Tecnopólis
Dance Workshop - SPACE, BODY AND MOVEMENT

Dance Workshop - SPACE, BODY AND MOVEMENT

17 > 20 FEB / E.B. 1 Bairro Operário
ALL TOGETHER - Artistic Workshop #1

ALL TOGETHER - Artistic Workshop #1

2 > 6 DEC 2019 / E.B. 2.3 das Naus
FULL BODY Workshop

FULL BODY Workshop

25 > 29 NOV 2019 / E.B. 1 Bairro Operário
LISTENING - 'SOUND ORGANISMS' CREATION Workshop

LISTENING - 'SOUND ORGANISMS' CREATION Workshop

18 > 22 NOV 2019 / E.B. 1 Bensafrim
WHILE WE PLAY LIKE THIS, WE NO LONGER FEEL ALONE Workshop

WHILE WE PLAY LIKE THIS, WE NO LONGER FEEL ALONE Workshop

28 + 29 OCT 2019 / E.B. 1 Santa Maria
ROBERTOS Workshop

ROBERTOS Workshop

13 > 17 MAY 2019 / E.B. 1 Santa Maria
THE IMAGE, TRACE BY TRACE, GESTURE BY GESTURE, STEP BY STEP Workshop

THE IMAGE, TRACE BY TRACE, GESTURE BY GESTURE, STEP BY STEP Workshop

11 > 15 MAR 2019 / E.B. 1 Bensafrim + E.B. 1 de Chinicato, Lagos
INFLATABLE Workshop

INFLATABLE Workshop

14 > 18 JAN 2019 / E.B. 2.3 Tecnopólis
WHEN THE BUTTERFLY'S WINGS LOOK LIKE EYES Workshop

WHEN THE BUTTERFLY'S WINGS LOOK LIKE EYES Workshop

26 > 30 NOV 2018 / E.B. 1 de Bensafrim
I AM MYSELF AND THE OTHER Workshop

I AM MYSELF AND THE OTHER Workshop

12 > 16 NOV 2018 / E.B 2.3 das Naus
THE "POLITICAL" SOUND Workshop

THE "POLITICAL" SOUND Workshop

6 > 9 NOV 2018 / E.B. 1 Santa Maria
Teachers Workshop - AN ARTIST INSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Teachers Workshop - AN ARTIST INSIDE THE CLASSROOM

6 > 8 JUN 2018 / E.B. 1 Sta Maria
VISUAL ARTS Workshop

VISUAL ARTS Workshop

15 > 27 MAY 2018 / E.B. 1 Bairro Operário
STENCIL Workshop II

STENCIL Workshop II

19 > 22 MAR 2018 / Escola E.B. 2.3 das Naus
THEATER Workshop

THEATER Workshop

22 > 26 JAN 2018 - E.B. 2.3. Naus / 30 JAN > 8 FEB 2018 - E.B. 1 Chinicato
CERAMIC Workshop

CERAMIC Workshop

3 > 24 NOV 2017 / E.B. 2.3 Tecnopólis
FILM & ANIMATION Workshop

FILM & ANIMATION Workshop

9 > 13 MAY 2016 / E.B. 2.3 Tecnopolis
PHILOSOPHY with KIDS Workshop

PHILOSOPHY with KIDS Workshop

2 > 6 MAY 2016 / E.B. 1 Bairro Operário + E.B. 1 Ameijeira
WOODCUT Workshop

WOODCUT Workshop

4 > 8 APR 2016 / Júlio Dantas Highschool
CERAMIC SCULPTURE Workshop

CERAMIC SCULPTURE Workshop

14 > 18 MAR 2016 / Naus E.B. 2.3
PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY Workshop

PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY Workshop

30 NOV > 3 DEC 2015 / Júlio Dantas Highschool
BODY and MOVEMENT Workshop

BODY and MOVEMENT Workshop

16 > 20 NOV 2015 / E.B. 2.3 Tecnopólis School
MUSIC Workshop

MUSIC Workshop

19 > 21 OCT 2015 / Naus E.B. 2.3
STENCIL Workshop

STENCIL Workshop

5 > 9 OCT 2015 / Gil Eanes Highschool