Don Quixote Nomad in The Voice of Tomelloso

Almagro encourages the quarry of spectators starting this Monday with its Children's Baroque section, made up of 4 productions

The Voice | Sunday, July 2, 2023

The 46th International Festival of Classical Theater of Almagro will premiere this Monday, the 3rd, its specific programming to promote the pool of spectators. Barroco Infantil will offer a total of four shows to familiarize the little ones with the classics.

'Ñaque de amor y espadas', by the company Légolas Colectivo Escénico; 'Life is Clarín', by Altruistic Ability; 'Don Quixote nomad', by bricAbrac, and the world premiere of 'Life is a dream', by Teatro La Plaza, make up this block of programming in which the best show for children and families will be chosen.

'Ñaque de amor y espadas', which will be performed this Monday at the Municipal Theater, recreates the adventures of those modest 17th-century companies made up of two comedians who traveled the roads from town to town to put their shows on their feet, the Festival has reported. de Almagro in a press release.

The Madrid-based Légolas Colectivo Escénico is inspired by those artists who unfolded themselves into multiple characters to tell 'La gitanilla', by Cervantes, 'El galán fantasma', by Calderón, and 'Fuente Ovejuna', by Lope de Vega. Carmen Fernández Calvet and Manuel Castaño, responsible for the direction and stage space, also act in this piece designed for audiences from the age of seven.

The Children's Baroque program will continue on successive days with daily performances at the Almagro Municipal Theater until Thursday, July 6, in all cases at 8:00 p.m. and with works aimed at children from the age of six.

On Tuesday the company Habilidad Altruista from Granada will take the stage with 'La vida es Clarín', written and directed by José Luis Guerrero Fernández. The production offers a look at Calderon's 'Life is a dream' from the point of view of the character from Clarín, always in the shadow of Segismundo. Higinio Rodríguez will be accompanied on stage by the actor-manipulator Nahuel Cardozo Basteiro.

On Wednesday the comedians of the league will be remembered with 'Don Quixote nomad', a puppet show about the adventures and misadventures of the Knight of the Sad Countenance signed by the Andalusian bricAbrac Teatro. Directed and adapted by Elena Bolaños, also an interpreter and manipulator along with Matthieu Berthelot, the show combines that look at the past with new languages ​​to compose an audiovisual collage around the great classic of Spanish literature.

Barroco Infantil will conclude on Thursday with a version for boys and girls of 'Life is a dream' by the Peruvian group Teatro La Plaza, adapted by Els Vandell and directed by Fito Valles. The proposal molds the characters to the children's imagination with acting work and the puppet of a life-size horse. The purpose of this montage is to speak to the intended audience on issues such as parenthood, fate, and responsibility.

Among the four productions, the best Children's Baroque show will be chosen by a jury made up of Juan Pablo Soler, director of the Performing Arts Area of ​​the Murcia City Council; Teresa Pérez-Prat, Programming Coordinator of the Almagro International Classical Theater Festival and three children Paula Maestro (from the Paseo Viejo de la Florida school), Abril Cazallas (from Diego de Almagro) and Sergio de Toro (from Miguel de Cervantes).