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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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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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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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The Harry V. Tozer marionettes

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On July 19, 2012, the team of the Revolt of the Puppets moved to Institute del Teatre de Barcelona for a second “exhumation” of puppets who sleep in the MAE warehouses (Museum of the Performing Arts). If the first time was to get out of their boxes puppets from the Anglès Family (with their current representatives), the second was to return to the daylight some of the marionettes of the great English puppeteer Harry V.Tozer, … Read entire article »

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