1. THE GIRAFFES, DISCOVERING OKINAWA: RICCA RICCA FESTA

    After the Children's Art Theatre of Shanghai , China (SHCAT), the GIRAFFES, by the Theatre Company Xirriquiteula, will arrive to Okinawa (Japan). At the end of July they will be walking around the cities of Naha and Ginoza.



    Festival Ricca Ricca Festa
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    26th July - Naha City Hall, Naha 12.15pm
    26th July - Palette Kumoji Square, Naha 1.30pm
    27th July - San-A Naha Main Place, Naha 2.00pm
    27th July - Shintoshin Park, Naha 5.00pm
    28th July - G5 Michi-No-Eki, Ginoza 1.00pm y 3.00pm
    29th July - G5 Michi-No-Eki, Ginoza 11.00am
    29th July - G5 Kanna Dam, Ginoza 1.00pm


THE TABLE CLOSES THE MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL DE TEATRO DE RIBADAVIA (OURENSE)

After two years without visiting Spain for agenda issues, THE TABLE, by the prestigious British company Blind Summit Theatre, closes the Mostra Internacional de Teatro de Ribadavia.

A new opportunity to meet again Blind Summit and enjoy a show which has been touring all over the world and winner of many awards, among others, the Drac D'Or Julieta Agustí for the best Show and the best Dramaturgy (Fira de Titelles de Lleida, España).

22nd July, Auditorio Rubén García do Castelo 11.00pm







TPO COMPANY:
PANDA'S HOME at GREC FESTIVAL 2018
ABSOLUTE PREMIERE in SPAIN!


A few days ago the program of GREC 2018 (Barcelona, Spain) was released, including the new of TPO Company's premier in Spain of PANDA'S HOUSE, a show awarded with the "GOING to the WORLD!" (SPAF-Shanghai Performance Arts Festival 2017).

It will be presented on 20th and 21st of July (6.00pm) at Mercat de Les Flors (PB Space).

Tickets now on sale!









HAKANAÏ at the MADCOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL

HAKANAÏ, multidisciplinar show by the French Company Adrien M & Claire B, that combines choreography and digital art, is presented in the context of one of the greatest musical events of the year, MadCool Festival.

A moment of visual poetry between concerts of legendary bands, as Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode or Massive Attack.

From 12th to 14th July, 8.45pm

IFEMA, MADCOOL FESTIVAL VENUE
Performing Arts Space Pedro Aunión



JAVIER ARANDA'S COMPANY KEEPS TOURING WITH THE SHOW VIDA

La Puntual (Barcelona) space hosts the performance VIDA by Javier Aranda. An intimate venue for a moving experience. A very appropriate place to "experience" it.
From 5th to 7th July - 7.00pm

8th July, 6.00pm

On 14th of July VIDA will be shown in Novallas, Zaragoza

On 21st July VIDA will be presented in MITJO, Mostra de titelles de Riudebitlles, Sant Pere de Riudebitlles (Barcelona - Spain).





  1. SCREEN MAN, BY TEATRE DE L'HOME DIBUIXAT, AGAIN IN ASIA

    L'Home Dibuixat once again to Asia, this time with the Screen Man show, that will be presented in the cities of Taipei and Xinying, giving Pomodoro an opportunity to meet once again small great spectators from distant lands.



    Taipei Children's Art Festival
    - Wellspring Theater
    4th and 5th July - Taipei, Taiwan 2.30pm and 7.30pm

    Xinying Cultural Centre
    7th and 8th July - Xinying, Taiwan 2.30pm and 4.30pm




PRESENTING "FAR AWAY"

BY E&G-LAMATRACATACA

We are glad to announce the incorporation to IKEBANAH of the show FAR AWAY, a production of the Norwegian company Eilertsen & Granados Teaterkompani in collaboration with the Spanish-Argentinian Company Lamatracataca.

Far Away is an objects, puppets and stop-motion video show, whose dramaturgy is built around the Japanese legend of the red thread of destiny.

The show was produced no less than at the E & G Teater, located in the Arctic Circle (Stamsund, Norway), and has been seen in Spain in TITIRIJAI, TITEREMURCIA and at festivals in Norway, Costa Rica… it has just premiered in Italy in the XIV International Pinerolo Puppet Festival.

In the words of Toni Rumbau: "a refined show for family audiences, a sophisticated and sensitive work" that will accompany us on tour next season.






  1. COMPAÑÍA JAVIER ARANDA / VIDA

    Javier Aranda continues his tour with a show that thrills the audience there where it goes.



    VIDA

    Festival Imaginaria Binéfar
    6th June, Binéfar, Huesca 8.00pm

    Teatro del Mercado Zaragoza
    16th June - 7.00pm y 9.00pm
    17th June - 6.30pm

    Real Coliseo de Carlos III
    23rd June - El Escorial, Madrid 8.00pm


    PARIAS

    Teatro del Mercado Zaragoza
    14th and 15th June - 8.30pm




  1. ASIAN TOUR GOES ON:
  2. GIRAFFES, by XIRRIQUITEULA TEATRE,
    ONCE MORE in SHANGHAI!


    After Aracaladanza and TeatreAnimal tours in Asia, is Xirriquiteula Teatre's turn!



    The street theatre's show GIRAFFES will be presented for the second time at the CHILDREN'S ART THEATRE-SHANGHAI.

  3. 1st June, a las 4.30pm
    2nd June a las 10.00h, 11.15am y 1.00pm


  1. El PATIO TEATRO / A MANO

    El Patio's theatre company keeps going to every corner in the planet with their subtle and beautiful show A MANO.

    This time at the Kinder Kultur Festival of Duisburg (Germany), at the 58th International Children's Festival in Šibenik (Croatia), The Puppet Theatre of Zadar and the Festival of Theatre for Children in Kotor.



    KINDER KULTUR FESTIVAL

    6th June - Duisburg, Germany, Theaterzelt, 11.00am and 4.30pm

    INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL
    29th June - Šibenik, Croatia, 9.00pm

    THE PUPPET THEATRE of ZADAR
    2nd July - Zadar, Croatia 9.30pm

    KOTOR FESTIVAL of THEATRE for CHILDREN
    5th July - Kotor, Montenegro 6.00pm and 9.00pm




COMPAÑÍA JAVIER ARANDA / VIDA


The passage of Javier Aranda with his magnificent work "VIDA" at the 29th Fira de Titelles de Lleida 2018 leaves us with great memories and three important professional recognitions.





FIRA DE TEATRE DE TITELLES DE LLEIDA


5th may, 4.00pm, 8.00pm / Espai Orfeó

TRIPLE PRIZE to VIDA (by JAVIER ARANDA), at FIRA DE TITELLES DE LLEIDA (SPAIN)


Drac d'Or Julieta Agustí AWARD to the BEST SHOW by the Festival Jury


"The integration of the characters and their creator (the puppeteer) is perfect and it reaches the audience, surprising and moving them in the deepest."



BEST SHOW Award by International Festivals Jury

"Because of his capacity to give life to the objects and provoke emotions through the acting and the body poetics, the jury of the autonomies has decided unanimously to award the prize to this show."




BEST SHOW Award by Spanish Autonomous Region's Jury

"For the dramaturgy and emotional power of the show, the international jury has decided unanimously to award the prize to the show VIDA by Javier Aranda."



MANY THANKS!!!!






TEATRE ANIMAL touring for sixth time in CHINA with the performance LIKE CAT&DOG

After a great success with the performance Like Cat&Dog two years ago, Teatre Animal comes back to China for the sixth time. This time in the cities of Kunshan, Xi'an, Beijing and Tianjin.




5th and 6th may
- Kunshan Hubnovo, Kunshan

11th, 12th and 13th May - Shaanxi Grand Theatre, Xi'an

18th, 19th and 20th May - Super Theatre, Beijing

25th, 26th and 27th May - Liuli Theatre, Tianjin




ARACALADANZA is back to ASIA with two big premières: NUBES in CHINA and VUELOS in SOUTH KOREA

After presenting CONSTELACIONES last year in Taipei and Shanghai, Aracaladanza is back to Asia.

This time the Company will première NUBES, at the Children's Art Theatre de Shanghai and VUELOS, at the Uijeongbu Theatre and Music Festival with two performances at Uijeongbu Arts Center and an extended tour to Wonju's Chiak Art Center.

NUBES / CHILDREN'S ART THEATRE. SHANGHAI
11th May, 7.30pm. 12th and 13th May, 2.30pm, 7.30pm.

VUELOS / UIJEONGBU ARTS CENTER
19th y 20th May, 3.00pm
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VUELOS / WONJU CHIAK ART CENTER
22th may, 3.00pm. 23th May, 11.00am.




KAMCHÀTKA at FESTIVAL 10 SENTIDOS, VALENCIA

On 12th of May Kamchàtka will be walking around Valencia's streets as part of Festival 10 Sentidos.

“An intense, current and powerful street theatre, which dances above the borders and with our humanity.
Eight people lost in a city each one with a suitcase. Travelers or immigrants? Naive, curious, with emotions under the skin, they do not know the rules, our rules, our lifestyle.
Their game is so sutil that it is confused with the reality.”


FESTIVAL 10 SENTIDOS

12th May, 1.30pm / City Hall Square, Valencia







COMPAÑÍA PONTEN PIE / LOO

Ponten Pie's Theatre Company (winner of FETEN 2017's prize) presents the children's visual performance LOO in Valencia (Teatre Escalante) and at Edinburgh International Children's Festival (Assembly Roxy).

TEATRE ESCALANTE, VALENCIA
13th may, 5.00pm and 6.00pm / Sala Espacio Inestable

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL / ASSEMBLY ROXY
29th and 31st May, 9.30am, 11.30am, 2.30pm
30th May, 9.30am, 12.00am y 2.30pm



IKEBANAH'S APRIL is starting with two excelent European companies on tour!



BARNSTORM THEATRE premieres in TEATRALIA FESTIVAL


IKEBANAH presents THE BOCKETY WORLD OF HENRY AND BUCKET by this prestigious Irish company from Kilkenny, in Spain for the very first time.

They will do 11 performances in 7 different cities from 8th to 18th April from Teatralia Festival in Madrid city and region to LASALA Teatre in Sabadell (Barcelona).

FESTIVAL TEATRALIA

8th April - Móstoles, Teatro del Bosque, 6.00pm
10th and 11th April -
Alcobendas, CC Pablo Iglesias, 11.00am
12th April -
Madrid, Teatros del Canal, 10.30am y 6.00pm
13 April -
Leganés, CC Julián Besteiro, 6.30pm
14 April -
Alcalá de Henares, Corral de Comedias, 6.00pm

LASALA TEATRE MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ

17th and 18th Abril - Sabadell, 9.30am y 11.00am



The show, that will be performed in English, is addressed to all audiences from 4 years old and is written and directed by the renown British author, Sarah Argent

The Bockety world of Henry and Bucket has been described by the press as a Becket piece for children. It shows the relationship between 2 very opposite characters and is a very tender reflection about friendship, with its ups and downs, little battles and reconciliations. 






TEATRO DELLE BRICIOLE is back touring CATALONIA

After a very successful Spanish tour on last February and their Catalan premiere at GREC Festival in Barcelona last July, the Italian company TEATRO DELLE BRICIOLE, is back in Catalonia with their delicious show for 3 to 6 years old: POP UP, a cartoon fossil. 



We will be able to enjoy it at:


MOSTRA DE TEATRE D'IGUALADA,

14th Abril, at 10.00am y 11.30am / Espai Civic Centre

TEATRE PRINCIPAL D'OLOT,

15th Abril, at 5.00pm


The company will be back in Spain for coming tours on October and November 2018 and from January to May 2019.






International November news

 

November started out strong for IKEBANAH, with three of our companies touring internationally (Jordan, Japan, Belgium and The Netherlands) while we will host the Spanish premiere of MISSING by the British company Gecko at Festival de Otoño in Madrid.



GECKO premieres MISSING in Spain


The British company, specialized in physical theatre and mouvement, premieres his most cheered play, MISSING, at Festival de Otoño a Primavera 2017 in Spain.

We will see them from 16th to 18th of November at Sala Roja of Teatros del Canal at 8:30pm everyday.

More information and tickets sale



The première is supported by the British Council in Spain.

According to the press, Whats on Stage: "With this impeccable production, Gecko has created a wonderful and beautiful journey on roller coaster through the dark world of memory."


El Patio Teatro in Belgium with A Mano

After a few months of break and rehearsals of their new show, EL PATIO TEATRO is back to play A MANO with an intense tour in Belgium and The Netherlands, which wil take them to 7 different cities from 3rd to 19th November.

Heist-op-den-Berg (3rd Nov)
Brugge (5th and 6th Nov)
Roeselare (8th and 9th Nov)
Koksijde (12th Nov)
Dilbeek (14th, 15th and 16th Nov)
Maastricht (18th Nov)
Hasselt (19th Nov)






The company will stop their touring in December to be focused on the creation of the new piece. A MANO will be back in European stages at the end of January with performances in France.




Teatre Animal and Xirriquiteula, between Jordan and Japan

Both companies have just returned from their tours to Jordan and Japan where they premiered their shows with great success.





Teatre Animal performed LIKE CAT AND DOG in Amman at Haya Cultural Centre captivating Jordan children and adults from 2nd to 4th November.





Xirriquiteula fascinated Japanese audiences at Matsué Forest Festival in Yakumo with their universal GIRAFFES from 1st to 5th November.


¡Good theatre appealing to the heart has no boundaries!





Papirus y Giraffes on tour in China


Xirriquiteula returns to China to present PAPIRUS and GIRAFFES in ZhongShan, Shanghai and Beijing in August.

The performances will take place in three of the most important public theatres in the country, including a total premiere of Papirus in Beijing at the National Theatre for Performing Arts NCPA.



PAPIRUS

12th and 13th August. ZHONGSHAN CULTURE ART CENTRE
16th, 17th and 19th August. SHANGHAI CHILDREN'S ART THEATRE
From 23rd to 27th of August. PEKIN. NCPA - NATIONAL THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.


GIRAFFES

18th and 20th August. SHANGHAI CHILDREN'S ART THEATRE




"POP UP" by Teatro delle Briciole at GREC 2017

Ikebanah begins its collaboration with this prestigious Italian theatre company, focused on creations for family audiences, with the show POP UP and the GREC Festival in Barcelona as starting point.

The performance which combines object theatre and 'pop up' animation, has been created by the Italian company in collaboration with the authors of I Sacchi di Sabbia.



The play is an eye-catching mise-en-scene where pop up books, and the characters which emerge from them, come to life throught the performers manipulation and and with a perfect synchronisation between images and sounds, stimulating the audience's imagination.

The performances will be at FUNDACIÓN MIRÓ on the 7th and 8th of July at 7 p.m.



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EL PATIO TEATRO on tour / MAY

A MANO in Capetown / 19th Assitej World Congress

El Patio Teatro has been selected as the only Spanish company to perform at the festival CRADLE OF CREATIVITY.


A MANO in 28th Macau Arts Festival

Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the Festival (MAF).








ARACALADANZA on tour / AUGUST

VUELOS in 70th Edinburgh International Festival

Aracaladanza's beautiful and elegant show inspired by the figure of Leonardo Da Vinci is part of the 70th anniversary programme of Edinburgh International Festival.
Being programmed at the best theatre festival of the world is an honour for the company and for us in IKEBANAH. Sharing Leonardo's magical universe displayed by Enrique Cabrera's wide imagination with the international and local community in Edinburgh will be a reason of joy.

The show will be staged at Church Hill Theatre & Studio from 11th to 13th August.

+ info and timetable



As it is remarked on the festival's website:
Edinburgh International Festival's success is built on an uncompromising commitment to virtuosity and originality, inviting some of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of theatre, music, opera and dance to offer a unique experience for audiences.

CONSTELLATIONS in Asia: Taipei and Shanghai

After the big success of the Chinese tour of Constellations on August 2016, the company returns to Asia again this Summer to perform in Taipei Children's Art Festival and in SHCAT in Shanghai.

TAIWAN
2nd of July, Xinying Culture Centre, Xinying.
7th and 8th July, Family Theater, Taipei. Taipei Children's Art Festival.

CHINA
From 24th to 27th August, Shanghai Children's Art Theatre (SHCAT)



Shanghai Children's Art Theatre (SHCAT) is dedicated to presenting the best performances and shows to children, together with supreme artistic experience. The theatre is dubbed "Big Whale" for its unique building shape and was renovated from the SAIC-GM Pavilion used during the Shanghai 2010 World Expo. It was founded by Madam Soong Ching-Ling who inspired the local community with her words: "children are the future rulers of the world. Exposing them to plays, improving their manners, bringing them enjoyment and sparking their imagination is highly educational and valuable."


HAKANAÏ premieres in Canary Islands!

After passing through Festival Tercera Setmana in Valencia on 16 June, this time we present HAKANAÏ, by the French company Adrien M & Claire B, at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 'TEMUDAS Festival'.

It will be total premiere in the Canary Islands and it will be performed outdoors at the Plaza del Pilar Nuevo (Vegueta), on 20 July at 10 p.m.






The dance choreography is performed in the immersive environment of a moving cube, to explore the fleeting nature of dreams and the fugacity of life achieving a poetic and hypnotic digital language.

Live animations are based on physical movement modelling, and on an original music score played live.

The show premiered in Spain on July 2015 at Grec Festival and Espai Lliure del Teatre Lliure in Barcelona.

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