Teatro “Snow White”, “Off With Their Heads” and “Hotel Hotel” HOTEL HOTEL 2.º-3.º ciclos e secundário No passado dia 12 de janeiro, no auditório da escola, foram representadas pela Avalon Theatre Company, três peças de teatro, para os alunos dos 2.º, 3.º ciclo e secundário: “Snow White”, “Off With Their Heads” e “Hotel Hotel”, respetivamente. Estas peças de teatro interativas, sempre tão ansiosamente esperadas pelos nossos alunos, mais uma vez encantaram e deliciaram todo o auditório, ávido por participar e mostrar que conseguia perceber o que os atores di- ziam. Tal como em anos anteriores, os alunos foram convidados a “entrar” no enredo da história, quer assumindo personagens importantes no desenrolar dos acontecimentos, quer como público interventivo em relevantes decisões a tomar para o rumo final da história. Sendo este um dos principais objetivos e um dos aspetos mais positivos e interessantes destas peças de teatro interativas, estas conseguem captar a atenção da plateia, permitindo-lhes desenvolver a capacidade de compreensão oral da língua inglesa e entrar num mundo de fantasia e diversão, tornando-as mais cómicas e engraçadas e muito mais interessantes de visualizar. We are really looking forward to seeing them acting again next year! I think the school play was very good and interesting. This year I understood most of the story. In my opinion it was a good experience because I have learnt many things: new vocabulary and something about English history. My favourite part was when one of the characters said her name:”Toilet”. She was one of the Queen’s servants. I had a great time. Sara Ribeiro, 8º D In my opinion the play was nice and interesting. I’ve learnt a lot. The actors were very funny and good professionals. It was very well organised, the scenery was very well painted. I liked it very much. Alexandra Sousa, 8º D In my opinion the theatre was good because it was great fun and I learnt much vocabulary. I understood almost everything because the actors used simple vocabulary so that students could understand the whole story. “Off with their Heads” I loved the play; it was fantastic and very funny too! The part I enjoyed the most was when the actress said her name was “Toilet”, that was great. The characters were very realistic. It was great to see that only two men and two women could handle the whole play. I think they have made a very good job!!! boring and that we can have a great time watching and learning. My favourite character was “Toilet”, in my opinion she was great fun. Ana Rodrigues, 8º D Alexandra Costa, 7º D I think the play was very funny. The characters were very good and the actors were very good professionals. I’ve learnt a lot of English and I could also practise it. My favourite character was “Toilet”, she was so funny that I couldn’t stop laughing. It was a very good play. Marina Silva, 7º D I went to the theatre with my class, we saw a play and it was great because it was interesting. The characters were “Queen Elisabeth II” and “Toilet”. My favourite character was the Queen; she was lovely and also an important person in England. I really enjoyed going. Maria Catarino, 7º D The play was very nice, I liked it very much. The character “Toilet” had an unusual name and “Queen Elisabeth” was very demanding. She had two explorers who were looking for gold and diamonds. In the tropical forest, the Indians were very ugly. The women were very short but their husbands were giants. I didn’t like some parts but in the end everything ended well. Marta Estanqueiro, 7º D I went to see a play; it was interesting and funny with very original characters and story. I enjoyed it a lot. Bernardo Gameiro, 7º D I liked the school play, I think it was funny because it was interactive and also because I understood almost everything. It was very creative and the characters were great! They’ve shown that the theatre doesn’t have to be My favorite actors were the lady whose character was the “Bunnybear” and the guy who acted as the Hotel owner. In general, the actors seem to feel very comfortable on stage and have a great capability of improvising, which is needed in order to interact with the public. In my opinion, the company sure has what it takes to make nice plays just by using a small set with simple lightening as well as wardrobe. Inês Marto, 11º A In my opinion the play was good and interesting. I didn’t understand some words but I’ve learnt many things about Queen Elisabeth and also new vocabulary. I liked the characters because they were very well dressed and they spoke in such a way that I could understand. I liked the play, especially because the students had to “imitate” the actors, that part was really amusing. The play also helped us to develop our English skills. Sofia Vieira, 8º D In my opinion the play was very funny and interesting. My favourite character was Sir Francis Drake because he was very funny and he danced quite well. My favourite part of the play was when my school friend Gonçalo went on stage to be part of the play. Tomás Bento, 8º D Salomé Mamede, 8ºD Telma Moreira, 8º D This year, they improved some aspects, like the movements on stage. The volunteers from the public who went on stage this time also had a better English than last year. The play was more interactive too, as they had to speak more. Tommy, 8ºD I really liked the play. It was very interesting and fun. I had a great time and I enjoyed the experience. In my opinion, the actors were amazing and real professional. The play was fantastic and I couldn’t take my eyes out of it because they acted so well and the characters were great. I didn’t have a favourite part because I think the whole play was nice. My favourite character was “Toilet” because she was funny and she made me laugh a lot. This was one of the best plays that I’ve ever seen and I couldn’t be happier or more pleased with it. I liked the play because I had the chance to learn new words but I understood almost everything. In my opinion the persons were very nice and good professionals. “Hotel Hotel” is the name of a great play by Avalon Theatre Company we got to see when they came to act here at C.E.F. It was my second time watching one of their performances. Edgar Catarino, 10º C The play was fine because the story was original although it took place in only one place which is a rare thing. Most plays are boring but not this one. André Rodrigues, 10º C The play was good, I really liked it. I understood the vocabulary, the actors were very expressive, the play was dynamic, funny and the story was amazing. In my opinion we should have more activities like this one because we really learn English and we practise it too! Ana Catarina, 10º C I think the play was very dynamic, we could understand the vocabulary and the lines. It was funny and the interactive part was interesting and amusing. I would like to repeat the experience, I believe we’ve all learnt a lot and at the same time we felt “happy”. The “Avalon Company” came to our school to perform the “Hotel Hotel” play and I think I speak for everybody when I say that we wish them to come back. Marta Reis, 10º C Continua na página seguinte Inforcef – n. 65 “Avalon Theatre Company” 34 Artes Alunos de Artes com EXPOSIÇÃO em Ourém N o passado dia 9 de fevereiro, as turmas de Artes Visuais do CEF deslocaram-se à Galeria Municipal de Ourém para ver a exposição dos alunos de Oficina de Artes do 12º ano e ouvir o que estava “por detrás” dos seus quadros e das suas escolhas. Os quadros estiveram expostos de 28 de janeiro a 26 de fevereiro. Esta foi a primeira exposição deste ano e, para muitos, o resultado da primeira experiência na pintu- ra a óleo. O tema – “Autorretratos” – tinha a particularidade de os alunos estarem “encaixotados”, com expressões contorcidas e posições desconfortáveis. Em prática, um estudo do corpo e da sua flexibilidade nas várias formas que pode tomar, com características e elementos próprios da vida, personalidade e quotidiano dos alunos representados. Ana Catarina Alves, 12.º H ESTUFA Cada olhar... um desafio A exposição mostra alguns trabalhos realizados na disciplina de Educação Visual pelos alunos do 9° ano ao longo do primeiro período, em que foram propostos os seguintes trabalhos: • reprodução de uma árvore cedida pela professora; • representação de uma imagem escolhida pelos alunos e o seu autorretrato. Autorretrato de Sueli Moreira: representa o mundo e os gostos da artista. The play was very funny. There were a lot of comic situations and the language was very simple and easy to understand. It was very smart to involve students to make it funnier and it was nice to watch our colleagues’ performance. The actors and actresses were amusing and their accent was perfect. I laughed to tears and the audience applauded most scenes because they were really funny, just brilliant! The performance by the students was great too. I liked it very much. Joana Fartaria, 10º C “Hotel Hotel” was a great play with great actors. It was an interesting story about a hotel, its guests and a presumed murder. It was funny because the actors could communicate with us, it was dynamic and they were lucky to call funny people from the audience to perform with them. In the end there’s no murder, just a big mistake and a happy ending with romance too. Everybody will tell that it was good and funny. abril de 2012 Beatriz Rodrigues, 10º C 35 Once again we had the opportunity to watch a play performed by the amazing actors of the Avalon Theatre Company. This year the story was placed in an English hotel where, at the same time as an editor of a hotel guide was there, one of the guests was thought to be killed by the manager and his employee. During all the play we felt we were in a different place, outside school, where we tried to help the manager hide the dead body, in order to help him have a good review of the hotel to attract more guests. As usual the actors interact with all students but mainly with some students chosen randomly. This year we have to highlight these students’ great performance. They played their parts brilliantly and helped the play to become funnier and even more enjoyable. Congratulation to all of them! The “true” actors also made an exceptional performance, as we are used to. 9.º ANO Exposição de trabalhos No primeiro caso, utilizando os vários grafismos, cada aluno procurou obter um trabalho original, criativo e diversificado, progredindo tanto na utilização dos lápis de grafite como na técnica utilizada para o desenho de objetos e realidades. Na representação de uma imagem, desenhando partes dela, foram percetíveis as variadas tonalidades e grafismos, demonstrando também a perspetiva e a personalidade de cada indivíduo. Finalmente, no autorretrato, utilizando os diferentes lápis de grafite, os alunos representavam-se para o papel e puseram em evidência o que mais se destaca em si. Ana Luzia Brás e Carolina Mendes, 9.º B Um desafio? Cada olhar! Cada olhar, diferente de outro olhar, Cada olhar, uma viagem, Cada olhar, um despertar, Cada olhar, um todo, Cada olhar, um pormenor, Cada olhar, um sentimento, Cada olhar, uma memória, Cada olhar, uma saudade, Cada olhar, um sentir, Cada olhar, um artista, Porque a Arte é, Cada olhar! Prof.ª Lígia Carvalho I Educação Visual nício do ano: pensamos nos desafios que vamos enfrentar e entramos de “cachimónia”, mesmo de frente, para a “cena”. É altura de comprarmos aqueles livros e todos os lápis e canetas... de todas as cores, para começarmos a escrever todas aquelas lições e sumários, lições para a vida... Um dos melhores desafios é a arte: aquela pintura que se faz de papel e de gosto pelo trabalho, que por vezes nos leva a ver o mundo de outra perspetiva, de outro prisma, com outras cores e tons... Para os alunos do 9.º ano o gosto intensifica-se porque, para muitos, é o último ano. A Educação Visual é uma disciplina para a vida: aprender a observar, a interpretar... é, entre outras, a capacidade que nos deve acompanhar ao longo da nossa vivência. A exposição na “Estufa” é um dos exemplos de trabalhos esplêndidos, criados por alunos que, além dos outros objetivos, gostam também de ali ver reconhecido o seu empenho. Em todas as paredes encontramos autênticas obras de arte que, avaliando bem, parecem de artistas já muito experientes – desde o banco de papel até ao sorriso das fotografias. É uma exposição que vale bem a pena visitar, e podemos garantir que vai gostar. Quem sabe se não há um artista escondido dentro de si? Ana Lemos e Carla Mendes, 9.º B In a general way it was a great play, with lots of funny moments, well written and performed and with an accessible language. I would like to thank the actors for coming to CEF but mainly I would like to thank the English teachers once again for giving us this fantastic opportunity of enjoying ourselves and improving our English as well. Beatriz Lucas, 11º B Um dos trabalhos (de Ruben Gomes, 9.º A) da Exposição patente no espaço “Estufa” e, acima, um dos autoretratos.