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Puppets and cities of Catalonia – Part 1 – Barcelona

Puppets and cities of Catalonia – Part 1 – Barcelona

It is worth looking closely at how puppets are organised in a specific geographical ecosystem, as in Catalonia. A territory with about seven and a half million inhabitants and an area of 32,106.5 km², it is composed of four provinces with their corresponding capitals: Barcelona, ​​Tarragona, Lleida and Girona. A region, a country or a territory, it is one of the Autonomous Communities of the Kingdom of Spain; it has a language of its own,Catalan, … Read entire article »

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Barcelona, a string-puppetry capital

Barcelona, a string-puppetry capital

In recent years Barcelona has become a veritable String Capital, not the most important in Europe, of course, but of growing significance in terms of the number of highly prestigious string puppeteers who live in the city, as well as of young professionals who are starting out in this branch of puppetry. This is apparent in international festivals of the genre, which increasingly feature artists from Barcelona [1]. Harry V. Tozer and his skeleton marionette. We have … Read entire article »

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Catalonia – puppets, a national heritage

Catalonia – puppets, a national heritage

This article – written in collaboration with UNIMA Catalonia – aims to create an initial, general outline of what could be considered as the Puppetry Heritage of Catalonia. This first approach to a rich and complex subject will be expanded as new material on the subject reaches us. If our point of departure is the concept of heritage, and if we take the word in the sense of an inheritance from our predecessors, then our … Read entire article »

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Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto of Madame Tussaud’s wax replicas bring historical figures to life, by Rebecca Simpson

Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto of Madame Tussaud’s wax replicas bring historical figures to life, by Rebecca Simpson

Black Box, an exhibition of photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto, can be seen at the Fundació Mapfre, in Barcelona, until 8th May. Would you be interested in seeing a photograph of someone from the early sixteenth century? That’s right, a photograph, albeit the size of an oil painting. Anne Boleyn. Madame Tussaud’s wax sculptures of Henry VIII and his six wives, inspired by Renaissance paintings and drawings which, in effect, lead back to real historical individuals, were lit … Read entire article »

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Video, Objects and Animation – LOOP Fair 2014, and LOOP Exhibition at the Maritime Museum in Barcelona – Part 2

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Video is an art form with a special relationship to time.  Works are often short in comparison to feature films, documentaries or television series, but comparable in length to music videos or advertisements.  However, they are not driven by the same imperatives of narrative or commercial messages and different dynamics are possible. Video art gives room to observation or contemplation; and Time itself may become part of the subject matter.  For me, this is an … Read entire article »

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Movement and forms between puppetry and circus

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Puppetry and circus have more in common than we think. It’s about movement and signification —the way both scenic disciplines find their true expression. Of course, there are many differences: while the puppeteer animates objects, the acrobat, the juggler and the balance artist perform acts that go beyond the usual limits of the human body and take a risk for it. But in some modern circus productions, artists use their props as living creatures. They … Read entire article »

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Punch and Judy, with Martin Bridle, at the Born, Barcelona

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Bornet, the puppet of the Born, has decided to begin the year with an old friend of his, Mr. Punch from London. Punch and Judy will be at Sala Moragas in the Born Cultural Centre on 4th and 5th January 2014, presented by the Professor of Punch and Judy Martin Bridle, one of the most highly considered English practitioners of the art. Martin Bridle’s Punch, rather than insisting on the character’s violent side (though it … Read entire article »

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The noise after the simposium ‘Putxinel·li, myth, tradition and modernity’

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By now it is no longer news that the Putxinel·li Symposium between the mite, the tradició the contemporaneïtat i included in the centenary of the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona, ​​it was a success. The attendees, who filled the auditorium of IT, actively participated in the review, anthropological means, artistic medium and somewhat futuristic character Pulcinella . Desede its origin to some of its most important branches, it became clear that the presence of latent … Read entire article »

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Ronan Tully’s Punch and Judy in Barcelona

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We said on previous occasions that the world of Punch is booming. Every day there are more and more Professors practicing the Punch and Judy show, as the celebration of the last Big Grin demonstrated, and the health of British hero is stronger than ever. But the most curious is that also resideing in Barcelona a Profressor, from Dublin. Ronan Tully recently acted in the Casa-Taller de Marionetas de Pepe Otal. His show dazzled the … Read entire article »

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Barcelona, a Capital of puppets?

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Can we consider Barcelona as an important puppetry capital? I believe the answer can be “yes”, even if of course some explainations are needed. In the last years we are living a clear expansion of this type of theatre, which seems very clear from the increase of the number of premieres and new puppeteers —an unseen situation since a long time ago. This movement is essential to make statements like the answer I just wrote … Read entire article »

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