Author: Toni Rumbau

“CORPUS” by XAVIER BOBÉS. A CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN L’AUDITORI DE BARCELONA and TEATROS DEL CANAL DE MADRID

Corpus by Xavier Bobés was premiered at L’Auditori de Barcelona earlier this year, with performances from 20 to 23 February, followed by five days at the Teatros de Canal in Madrid from 1 to 5 July, 2020. As the audience programme says, Corpus is an encounter ‘between a sculpture, a manipulator of objects and a musician.’ Performed by Xavier Bobés and the cellist Frances Bartlett, who also composed the music, others involved are the sculptor Gerard Mas, Pep Aymerich, who constructed the set, and CUBE in the lighting design. Corpus is a co-production of l’Auditori de Barcelona and the...

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‘The Little Hunchback’, Bauhaus Puppets with Christian Fucs at the Mies Van der Rohe pavilion, Barcelona

(The Litlle Hanchback at the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion. Photo by Christian Fuchs) Last autumn during Barcelona’s Mercè Festival 2019, three performances were given (21, 22 September) of a unique and most unusual puppet show featuring Bauhaus marionettes. The original marionettes were created in 1923 by the students of a workshop directed by Oskar Schlemmer. The faithful reproductions are worked by Christian Fuchs, a puppeteer from Weimar, who is also the dramaturg and director of the show. The marionettes about to perform. Photo by Rebecca Simpson. These marionettes are true gems, perfect examples of the aesthetic ideals of...

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PUPPETRING, 7 YEARS: SUPPORTING THE EXPANSION OF PUPPET THEATRE AND THE MULTIPLICITY OF ITS FORMS

(Devil by Cesário Cruz Nunes. Museu da Marioneta, Lisbon.) The month of March 2019 marked the seventh anniversary of Puppetring and its sister portals Titeresante and Putxinel·li. The project originated with the aim of creating a media outlet that would be sufficiently open and broad to provide a platform for content related to current practices of puppet theatre. This is a practice which has to be considered as plural, for rarely have we seen a genre –one so clearly defined, until just a few decades ago– that has broken all bounds in an extraordinary push to extend its possible...

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‘FIELDWORK NOTEBOOK (CUADERNO DE CAMPO)’, BY THE EL SOLAR OBJECTS DETECTIVE AGENCY, GREC 2018, BARCELONA

BOTANIC GARDEN – NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUMS OF BARCELONA The El Solar Objects Detective Agency (Agencia de Detectives de Objetos El Solar), comprising Shaday Larios, Jomi Oligor and Xavier Bobés, took part in Barcelona’s summer arts festival Barcelona Grec Festival 2018 with a research project entitled ‘Fieldwork Notebook’ (‘Cuaderno de Campo’). This is the team’s second research-based piece, following ‘Debut Album’ (‘Primer Album’) on a carpenter’s shop in the centre of Girona for the Temporada Alta festival (see here). This latter project originated in a previous, first experience: ‘El Solar del Estraperlo’ set in Barcelona’s Raval neighbourhood, a project linked...

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‘THE GAME OF TIME’ by DAVID ZUAZOLA at LA SALA FÈNIX

Is it really possible to make a show comprising seven stories, each lasting seven minutes, directed by seven directors from seven different countries? David Zuazola, a Chilean puppeteer who lives in Madrid, has taken the number 7 as the organising principle of his new project. Magical and spellbinding, a sacred numeral that many believe to be at the heart of the organisation of the Universe! The universe that Zuazola explores is personal, plumbing depths that are always murky and painful, in which memories, betrayals, deception and bullying are heard; babbling, through fragments of frozen time that orbit like meteorites...

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