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09/02/2018
Nineteen Catalan companies at Gijón's FETEN, the European Performing Arts Fair for Boys and Girls
Nineteen Catalan companies at Gijón's FETEN, the European Performing Arts Fair for Boys and Girls

Catalan family theatre will once again be well represented at FETEN, the European Performing Arts Fair for Boys and Girls. A total of 19 Catalan companies will be at this 27th edition of the fair, which will take place in Gijón, Asturias, from 18 to 23 February.

FETEN will open with Catalan music. The Orquestra de Cambra de l’Empordà will open the programme with Concert a Tempo d’Umore on Sunday, 18 February.

The shows by Catalan companies and artists at the show are as follows: Múbac Dans (Bowling), Centre de Titelles de Lleida (Hathi), Cia. de Teatre Anna Roca (El secret de la Nanna), Estenedor Teatre (El Col·leccionista de Pors), Farrés Brothers I Cía (El silenci d’Hamelin), Iron Skulls (Sinestèsia), Javier Ariza (Antes es major), La Bleda (Superbleda), La Companya del Príncep Totilau (Monsieur Croche), Marcel Gros (Encuentracuentos), Orquestra de Cambra de l’Empordà (Concerto a Tempo d’Umore), Produccions Essencials (Cinc contes diferents), Cia. Jordi Tonietti (El Ruedacuentos), Teatro Sobre Ruedas (Teatro Sobre Ruedas), Trukitrek (Mr.Train), Cia. Circ XIC (Bicirco), El Burro dels Jocs (Juegos de Encuentro), Red Button (Automàtics) and Cia. Impàs-Estampades (El buit).

There will be five companies more than last year at this edition of FETEN. Along with the 19 Catalan companies, 63 companies from Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Italy, the UK, Hungary, Norway, Uruguay and Argentina, amongst other countries, will be taking part. This means over 200 performances by artists from 28 different countries. Furthermore, this edition incorporates new technologies as a support for scenography and as a connector between dancers and actors.

FETEN is a benchmark event that provides a business networking opportunity for industry professionals, programmers and creators. For the third year running, it will bring together over 700 professionals to discuss the present and future of the performing arts at an international symposium on Wednesday, 21 February.

The Mostra d’Igualada presents its 2018 edition at FETEN

Once again, Pep Farrés, artistic director of La Mostra d’Igualada Youth Theatre Festival, will be presenting the festival programme and the professional activities organised for the upcoming edition of La Mostra, which is a strategic children's and youth theatre market in Catalonia that is opening up to the Spanish and international markets. The presentation will take place at the Hotel Begoña, Gijón, at 2.00 pm on Thursday, 22 February.

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