The work ‘Don Quixote nomad’ wins the Children’s Baroque competition of the Almagro Theater Festival CLASSIC THEATER The jury has decided by majority to reward the work directed by Elena Bolaños “for the magnificent use” of new technologies applied to a universal workThe 46th edition of the Almagro Classic Theater Festival will have more than 40 shows from June 29. ABC – Ciudad Real – 07/07/2023 The work ‘Don Quixote nomad’, by the Seville company bricAbrac, has been the winner of the twelfth Children’s Baroque competition of the Festival International Classical Theater of Almagro and can be seen at the end of the year at the Fernán Gómez theater. Cultural Center of the Villa de Madrid. The jury has decided by majority to reward the work directed by Elena Bolaños “for the magnificent use” of new technologies applied to a universal work, in perfect combination with the rigorous and careful work of the manipulators , without losing the essence of craftsmanship in the making of puppets and scenographic elements that, together with a sense of humor, manages to bring the Cervantine universe closer to a wide range of audiences. The ruling also includes a special mention for the version of ‘La Life is a dream’ by the Peruvian company Teatro La Plaza. The jury was made up of Sergio de Toro, a student at the Miguel de Cervantes public school; Paula Maestro, a student at the Paseo Viejo de la Florida public school, and Abril Cazalla, a student at the Diego de Almagro public school, all of them located in Ciudad Real, as well as Teresa Pérez-Prat, the festival’s programming coordinator, and Juan Pablo Soler, director of the Performing Arts Area of the Murcia City Council. Don Quixote nomad is inspired by the great work of Spanish literature, which adapts the novel by Cervantes in a piece in which the classic formula of a tour of language comedians converges with a contemporary aesthetic and technical proposal. This will takes the form of a collage that fuses the puppet show and live cinema, in such a way that traditional poetics is integrated into technology. The characters built on paper are recorded by five cameras that collect the different points of view that are ordered live to narrate, in a comic key, the story of the gentleman with the sad figure. «The theater made without borders» The announcement of the winner of Barroco Infantil took place this Friday during the press conference in which Ricardo Iniesta, from the company Atalaya; Eduardo Vasco, from November Theatre; Rodrigo Arribas, from Fundación Siglo de Oro, and Guzmán Calzada, from Miscelánea Ensemble, who are presenting their works this afternoon in the different spaces of the festival. “Theater is made without borders, it is universal heritage,” said Iniesta, whose company landed this afternoon at the Casa Palacio de los Villarreal with ‘El avaro de Molière’, a review in a musical key and with current affairs of the best-known work by the French playwright in what is his second visit to the festival after La Celestina, which he presented in the year 2013. Eduardo Vasco, who, at 8:00 p.m., presents Abre el ojo in AUREA, has referred to Rojas Zorrilla, author of the work, as “the most scoundrel of the Golden Age.” The director of the CNTC between 2004 and 2011 participates twice this year in the festival. In addition to Abre el ojo, Vasco will present on Sunday, at 1:00 p.m., at the Municipal Theater, the show-document The recitation of the classic verse on blackboard records (1898-1936), where he reviews the sound memory of the Spanish actors of the first third of the 20th century. With ‘La dama boba’ arrives tonight at the Corral de Comedias Rodrigo Arribas, from Fundación Siglo de Oro, presenting his version of the mythical sitcom by Lope de Vega, a «beautiful and funny text that speaks of the true possibility of transformation through love”. While Guzmán Calzada, director of the Belgian company Miscelánea Ensemble, made up of members from different latitudes, has reeled from Eso rigor e repente, a musical proposal centered on the repertoire of Spanish Golden Age that reveals the exchanges in Hispanic music between the great centers of the empire on both shores of the Atlantic Ocean and that will have its world premiere tonight at the Casa Palacio de Juan Jedler. «It is an unbeatable opportunity to present our show here”, has recognized Calzada, who has shown as one of the distinctive signs of the concert the fact that accents from different sources are intermingled, which enriches the musicality and orchestration of the voice. #DonQuijoteNómada #bricAbracTeatro #AlmagroBarrocoInfantil #FestivaldeTeatroClásico # TeatroEnVivo #ExperienciaÚnica #Humor #Poesía #Emoción #Almagro46 #BarrocoInfantil #prensa
‘Don Quixote Nomad’ is the winner of the Children’s Baroque contest at the Almagro International Classical Theater Festival
‘Don Quixote Nomad’ is the winner of the Children’s Baroque competition at the Almagro International Classical Theater Festival.The Sevillian company bricAbrac has won the twelfth Children’s Baroque competition at the Almagro International Classical Theater Festival with its work ‘Don Quixote nomad’. The work directed by Elena Bolaños has been awarded for its magnificent use of new technologies in combination with the craftsmanship of puppets and set elements, thus bringing the universe of Cervantes closer to a wide audience. A special mention has also been given to the version of ‘Life is a dream’ performed by the Peruvian company Teatro La Plaza. The jury was made up of different students from schools in the city of Ciudad Real and by coordinators of the festival and the Performing Arts Area of the Murcia City Council. The play ‘Don Nomad Quixote’ is inspired by Cervantes’ novel and fuses the puppet show and live cinema, integrating traditional poetics with technology. The characters on paper are recorded by cameras and the adventures of the gentleman of the sad figure are narrated in a comic key. During the press conference in which the winner was announced, various directors and theater companies presented their works at the festival. Ricardo Iniesta from Atalaya, Eduardo Vasco from Noviembre Teatro, Rodrigo Arribas from Fundación Siglo de Oro and Guzmán Calzada from Miscelánea Ensemble highlighted the importance of theater as universal heritage and presented their respective works at the event. Iniesta presented ‘El avaro de Molière’, an updated musical version of the French playwright’s work. Vasco presented ‘Open your eye’ and ‘The recitation of the classic verse on slate records’, where he reviews the sound memory of Spanish actors. Arribas presented his version of ‘La dama boba’ by Lope de Vega, and Calzada presented ‘Eso rigor e repente’, a concert that shows the musical exchanges in the Golden Age. In general, the participants highlighted the opportunity to present their shows at the festival and highlighted the importance of diversity and cultural fusion in their productions.#DonQuijoteNómada #bricAbracTeatro #AlmagroBarrocoInfantil #FestivaldeTeatroClásico #TeatroEnVivo #ExperienciaÚnica #Humor #Poesía #Emoción #Almagro46 #BarrocoInfantil #prensa
Children’s Baroque by #Almagro46. “Children’s Baroque is an opportunity for children who go to the theater to begin to breathe a little bit of classical theatre.” ‘Ñaque de amor y espadas’, ‘La vida es Clarín’, ‘Don Quixote nomada’ and ‘La vida es sueño’ have captivated the little ones, being worthy of also enjoying great texts and stories. FIRST PRIZE of the 12th edition of the International Children’s Baroque Contest at the 46th edition of the Almagro International Classical Theater Festival for Don Quixote Nómada by bricAbrac Teatro. First, to grant, by majority, the first prize of the 12th edition of the International Children’s Baroque Contest to the work: Don Quixote nomad, adaptation and direction by Elena Bolaños from the novel The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes , produced by the Andalusian company bricAbrac Teatro, for the magnificent use of new technologies applied to a universal work, in perfect combination with the rigorous and careful work of the manipulators, without losing the essence of craftsmanship in the making of puppets and scenic elements that, together with the sense of humor, manage to bring the universe of Cervantes closer to a wide range of audiences. Children’s Baroque of #Almagro46 #DonQuijoteNómada #bricAbracTeatro #AlmagroBarrocoInfantil #FestivaldeTeatroClásico #TeatroEnVivo #ExperienciaÚnica #Humor #Poesía #Emoción #Almagro46 #BarrocoInfantil #prensa
LanzaDigital’s review of Don Quijote Nómada de bricAbrac Teatro in the 12th International Children’s Baroque Contest of the Almagro International Classical Theater Festival.https://www.lanzadigital.com/cultura/la-magia-de-los-titeres-y- the-new-technologies-align-in-don-quijote-nomada/ The magic of puppets and new technologies join forces in ‘Don Quixote nomad’06 July 2023 – Luis Carlos Muñoz ALMAGROConquered young and old at the Theater Municipal de AlmagroThe bricAbrac company delighted the little ones on Wednesday with the play ‘Don Quixote de la Mancha’ in its most modern version, merging the magic provided by a literary classic, brought to the theater stage in the most attractive way , scenically speaking, for the infant age with the puppet, and the tools that the new technological era facilitates. The mastery of the puppeteers, as occurs with the rapid change of scenery, the use of deployables, the mobility of some puppets and the effects Special manuals are mixed in this quixotic version with the interactive possibilities of using a chromatic screen, the zoom of the cameras, the use of AI, computer designs, recorded voices of the characters and the voice-over of the narrator, all seasoned with touches of humor and adapted to the age at which it is directed. The proposal manages to get the little ones and the older ones to take their eyes off the overwhelming mobile screen and immerse themselves in the multiple attractions of the screen installed in the theater. The piece, which is part of the program of the Children’s Baroque Contest of the International Festival of Teatro Clásico de Almagro, is totally recommended to liven up a family afternoon enjoying the magic of theater without having to refrain from the, so unexplored, dependence on technology. Poetry #Emotion #Almagro46 #lanzadigital #press
Criticism in El Diario de Sevilla by Javier Paisano https://www.diariodesevilla.es/ocio/pelicula-directo-Quijote_0_1784222379.html The live film of Don Quixote The Seville newspaper – JAVIER PAISANO – April 15, 2023 Elena Bolaños and Matthieu […]
Don Quixote Nomad in El Diario de Sevilla by Braulio Ortiz. PERFORMING ARTS – BricAbrac on the path of adventure. The company premieres ‘Don Quijote Nómada’ at La Fundición, a version of the classic told with puppets and a live audiovisual projectionBRAULIO ORTIZApril 14, 2023 – 8:55 p.m.The BricAbrac company has come of age – its first show, C’est la vie, dates back to 2005–, but Elena Bolaños and Matthieu Berthelot, its members, have avoided the dangers of pigeonholing in these 18 years, they have avoided embracing a formula and repeating themselves. “We are very playful,” says Bolaños, “we are always trying new things.” Don Quixote Nómada, the production that premieres this weekend at the Casa de la Moneda Theater Festival, has allowed them to delve into the world of puppets and play at making live films, two pending subjects to date. “As spectators we had seen many puppet shows, both in Laval [in France], where Matthieu is from, and in Seville,” says Bolaños, “and in those works we were always amazed by that beautiful poetics they have, the care for the detail, attention to the small. We had never dared, and at last we do”. The puppets made in 3D origami by Carmen Itamad, and the landscapes and scenery created by Yanira Muñoz will contribute to the prodigy. Until now, BricAbrac had staged several French classics –El miser, Les miserables, Cyrano de Bergerac or The Little Prince–, but in the company they always fantasized about giving life to the gentleman of the sad figure. “It was one of those challenges before which you say to yourself: Someday I will get. And in the pandemic, suddenly, I found Don Quixote,” says Bolaños, who directs and adapts Cervantes’ masterpiece. A character whose spirit connects with those responsible for BricAbrac: “We like that he goes out on an adventure, that he is on the road, something that is almost a symbol of what we like. Matthieu and I are van drivers, we take the road and go on here to there, and in that we feel recognized”. The title for which they have opted, Don Quixote Nómada, also has another nuance: its creators want this creation to be seen throughout the world. “The text and the dialogues are interpreted by Néstor Barea in a voice-over, and it is so for a reason: so that if we represent it in Germany or Finland, the show will be in German or Finnish. We have set ourselves a goal: that In a place in La Mancha it sounds in all possible languages. has been programmed as a family theater, but something we want to highlight is that a spectator can go without children, without family, and they will enjoy this piece as much as the others”, comments Bolaños, who takes into account a quote from Chapter III of the second part, who says that the work moves children, young men, men and old people alike, that it is “so read and so well known by all kinds of people, that they have barely seen a skinny nag, when they say: There goes Rocinante”. Now, with the trade of BricAbrac, and the meticulousness of the puppets projected on a screen, Quixote and Sancho once again set out on the roads to provoke the enjoyment of all.
II Baroque Theater Festival «Casa de la Moneda» La Fundición Theater in Seville presents the 2nd edition of the ‘Casa de la Moneda’ Baroque Theater Festival, in which we can […]