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Cultural and Recreational Association of Tondela

Formed in 1979, it soon became ACERT carries a sense of multidisciplinary performance in terms of artistic areas, basing its creative aspect in the nucleus that gave rise to: CLEAN WHEAT ACERT theater.

This singularity (a theater group in the genesis of an association), characterizes the dynamics of ACERT, decisively influencing its development: growth of a boundary project, in terms of promoting shows, artistic training and production, supported by a team that the professional theater, ensuring its operation in terms of a continuous project management program permanent.

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Cultural and Recreational Association of Tondela

Formed in 1979, it soon became ACERT carries a sense of multi-disciplinary action, in terms of artistic fields, basing its creative aspect in the nucleus that gave rise to: WHEAT CLEAN ACERT theater.

This singularity (a theater group in the genesis of an association), characterizes the dynamics of ACERT, decisively influencing its evolution: the growth of a transversal project, in terms of promoting shows, training and artistic production, supported by a team that to professional theater, ensures its operation in terms of a continuous project management program permanent.

So it has remained a cultural structure in an area of ​​the country by which states:
- Incorporate a refreshing artistic practice in a consistently effective community links in order to enhance the educational achievement of circuits different audiences and, above all, lacking in cultural offerings.

- Design art experiences in a wide network of roaming local, regional and national and international favoring the capitalization of experiences and contacts for the implementation and enhancement of the project in terms of artistic experimentation, innovation methodologies and geographical extent of audiences.

- Search handling practices that support the development of the project scope in other geographical areas and attracting urban public that added community interconnection, giving consistency to an insertion site plan, bold in the practices and goals.

- Innovate constantly the means of action (human resources - farmers, technicians, animators - space, equipment, service provision, artistic training and cultural management) to ensure an increase in quality programming, the conditions offered to farmers and therefore the public.

- Keep the level of professional artistic standards, guaranteed by updating training and exchange of experiences, factors necessary to continue a process of balanced growth.
This was the practice that allowed deploying geographically ACERT, projecting it into the cultural life of the country by an identity that drives cross performance art, teaching, bold and effective in the transformation of cultural habits. Please note that the district of Viseu, now an undeniable cultural and supply projection was considered a region with no practices, spaces, or cultural habits. Obviously not consider the unique ACERT protagonist of this change, but it would be nonsense alhearmo us of the important role which it has developed in this transformation.

Thus, it is clear that the line defining the action of ACERT is located in a plan of innovation of artistic practice that promotes the enjoyment and cultural participation. To achieve this goal, the action has been established in strengthening a team as much as possible in the handling of the multidisciplinary tools needed to a schedule:

- Sufficiently provocative in the sense of experimental changes that you want to incite the public that we serve;

- Highly sensible, community responsibility and the heterogeneity of the public who wants to conquer.
It is at the interconnection between the creative daring (as a driver of demand for a public that wants more demanding, critical and formed), and a cultural practice strongly influence and transform the realities surrounding the action of ACERT is guided. Create conditions to win the space of balance between these two practices is the point of identity for a project that takes fully available permanently to rediscover the proper way to match the specific reality of a space, a region and the multiplicity of the public to raise awareness .

So, become evident in practice some elements of ACERT identifying its action:

- A team of designers that theater in multidisciplinary artistic languages ​​and fields of action that address, represent an important added value in monitoring a dynamic programming and a space there to highlight the innovative nature foray into areas characterized by transverse arts: stage machine "Memoriar" identity of World Music Festivals, permanent opening to the creators emerging in several areas without proper space for artistic production and special productions in the exploration of multiple languages, multimedia, music and theater, architecture scene, issues, etc..

- A complementary synergies between teams (developers, managers, programmers, technical and cultural) in furtherance of a plan interventional community and cross, the interrelationships of art which comes from roaming action team resident theater.

- A capitalization, the resident artistic team, the experiments conducted in several broad areas of art, designed the expansion of the universe to explore the experimental creative level.

- The genuineness and quality of national and international premieres as they choose the NEW CYCLE ACERT, as a privileged pre-production and current viewers installed, as a driver to attract audiences from outside the region.


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'Clean Wheat Theatre Set
30 Years of Research, Production, Theatre and Animation

Since its formation in 1976, has been asserting itself as a repertory company committed to the discovery of correspondence between the different languages ​​of art and entertainment as a way to enhance a theatrical experimental intervention, consistent, creative and socially integrated in a cultural intervention Community.

From 1976 to 1979 covers temporary premises, coming to settle, while promoting organization of ACERT, in a confined space. Only in 1984, the adaptation of an old hospital, gains his first presentation space and basic infrastructure of production, starting to act more stability and exert a strong proactive role in the region, by creating networks of circulation shows, production and artistic training, and is considered one of the poles of the most significant independent decentralization in the center of the country.

In 1987, a result of the implementation and progress of his theater project, creates a more effective, without official support regular, can establish an artistic foundation that bears the cost of mounting a multidisciplinary activity in the area of ​​production support and training. The shows "Silk," adapted from the story by Ilse Losa, and "The Knights" of Aristophanes (1989/90) mark a significant shift in the consolidation project CLEAN theater's artistic WHEAT ACERT, as a company with more than 70 presentations / year throughout the country and participate in theater festivals abroad. Only in 1992 the theater WHEAT CLEAN ACERT receives the first special support of the Secretary of State for Culture, allowing you to expand your universe creation and artistic response. However, the season is the March 1993 stabilization of the project by regular support now being given to the Company. Since that year, the theater WHEAT CLEAN ACERT is debuting an average of three theatrical productions per season, promoting the practice of permanently differentiated dynamic theater in the region, country and abroad.

WHEAT CLEAN theater ACERT, in addition to the presentation of dramatic texts of the author, debuted more than a dozen theatrical texts themselves, focusing mostly on theater adaptation of texts by contemporary authors (Herman Hesse, Ilse Losa, Isabel Allende, José GomesFerreira, Lobo Antunes, Mia Couto, Fernando Santos, among others), as well as documents created specifically for the Company. Roaming takes one of the axes that characterize the dynamics of the Company representing more than 70% of total activity, allowing you to create new audiences, a proximity to the different cultural realities and set up mechanisms to decentralization. In addition to its performances, the theater ACERT Wheat Clean expands its exercise of broadcasting networks to promote circulation of shows from other national and international groups in other parts of the country where it operates.

In addition to participation in festivals abroad, promoting exchange projects have achieved particular notoriety in the international action Wheat Clean theater hit, highlighting the actions undertaken in Mozambique, Brazil and Galicia, where the Company has coordinated extensive programs in partnership with groups and artists from all over the world.

The theater training plays a continuous component of the work, being streamlined plans for training in different areas of the show taking place, sometimes within the Company's own, sometimes with other organizations that request them.

The International Festival (Fint), sponsored annually by the Company, has been deployed by the attention that is given to the different approaches to theatrical performance, the multiplicity of national and international releases and, crucially, the identity that provides the public with experimental experiences participation and enjoyment. In addition to the Fint, the Company promotes FINTINHA - Festival of Theatre for Children, in addition to a diverse set of creative drama activities in conjunction with public and private organizations involved in education and regional development (street animation and no spaces conventional exhibitions, conferences, theatrical animated themes, issues ...). Street theater takes an experimental field that has been given decisive importance, assuming the productions made investments that characterize the creative activity of the Company (Faldum, AuGaciar Judas, stage machine "Memories," created for the Expo 2000 Hannover 98 and, Being Pro - Coimbra). This component of theater performance has also favored the formation of technical experts in the areas of production, sound, lighting, pyrotechnics, set design - assembly of machines and structures theatrical scene.

The unique attributes of space (New Cycle ACERT), where the wheat CLEAN develops its action, offers optimal conditions for further action by the Company as it has three auditoriums (116, 276 and 470 seats); gallery exhibitions, restaurant, technical workshops, cultural shop, recording studio audio and video training rooms and production rooms and service. By offering a regular cultural programming in the various areas of the show, represents a strong cultural center of fixing the public and an important network traffic performances of other groups and national and international designers. While Cultural Resources Center, the space gets companies and products that it can be installed on pre-production. The dynamics of this space regularly, resulting from a careful and reflective practice, require the establishment of a technical team and the permanent production and work that leverages the development of creative new steps to the Company. The whole dynamic is based on a generator artistic investment practices that allow one hand to safeguard the roaming performance of a project, and the other in a close conjunction of synergies that foster the development of new operating a motor response of the New Cycle ACERT and thus creating the public and exercise of citizenship appropriate link between artistic practice and the community.

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