THE THINKER

“If you accept your shadow… then you can reclaim your light”

“The thinker” is the story of how the wounded ego must hide everything we believe that is unacceptable about ourselves; to fulfill this task the ego builds a mask to prove the rest that we don’t have so many defects. Through masks, rod puppets, muppets, giant puppets, the blending of the body with life size puppets, physical theatre, music and visual arts, “The thinker” is a multi sensorial experience.

Created out of a collaboration between puppeteer Andres Anguita, painter Jaime Valtierra, mime artist Madalena and circus performer Virginia Gamboa, the show did its first appearance in the Boom Festival in Portugal for the full moon of August 2008.