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DESCRIPTION
Medium-format show without words for nine string-puppets and others animated elements.
SYNOPSIS
This is an entertaining metaphor on the act of living. Like life itself, it is divided into three parts:
First: "BIRTH". Second: THE PATH MARKED OUT. Epilogue: OLD AGE AND THE FEAR OF "DEATH".
 

CONTENTS
With an ironic view of life and its bondage and servitude, each part of the production shows us what is inevitable in life.


CREDITS

author and director: .....
Carles Cañellas
assistant director: .....
Cristóbal Fernández
puppet design: .....
Carles Cañellas - David Ventura
puppet construction: .....
Carles Cañellas
puppet wardrobe: .....
Susanna Rodríguez
prop design and construction: .....
Carles Cañellas - Arturo Aldazábal - Susanna Rodríguez
puppet manipulation: .....
Carles Cañellas
stage manager: .....
Susanna Rodríguez


WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE WRITTEN:

Irony suspended on a string
Enrico Pau. NUOVA SARDEGNA. 20/07/1995
A life of a string puppet lasts the duration of the performance. Suspended by its intangible strings, and dependant on the skill of the animator, the puppet experiences all human emotions in just one hour. The audience are gifted with a fragment of this, its life, which is only meaningful in the lights of a small stage. Carles Canellas is one of the most important puppeteers in his country, Spain. He is currently at Quartu together with five other Spanish companies, invited by “Is Mascareddas” to its delightful “In the centre of the Mediterranean” season. The proposal of the season is to take a meaningful look at the great heritage of techniques and traditions of Spanish puppet theatre. Canellas presented his latest production “Aubuster”, on Tuesday evening at the Casa Sarritzu, where this curious string-animated character appeared on the stage. “Aubuster” is closely related to Buster Keaton, clown tradition and characters from eastern European animated cartoons, such as Gustav, which in the 1970s filled the evenings of people who are now over thirty. Like Buster Keaton he is silent and experiences events with the same attitude. But like a clown he has to put up with objects rebelling (arrows, stairs and pyramids) and becoming insurmountable. Like Gustav, he has to put up with the worrying presence of objects from his house: the bed, a clock and the refrigerator, which, in addition, swallows him. “Aubuster” is a metaphor for human beings who are faced with a reality they do not understand and one that is too absurd and perhaps abstract to be taken in fully. In a one-hour performance, Canellas uses small and highly efficient stage solutions and the sensitivity of his hands to gift the audience with a show suspended on the string of sublime irony.

AUBUSTER have participated in the following Festivals:

4a MOSTRA D'ESPECTACLES DE CARRER. VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÈS. SPAIN
13a FIRA DEL TEATRE AL CARRER. TÀRREGA. SPAIN
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LAS ARTES'94. SAN JOSÉ. COSTA RICA
4t FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE TITELLES-94. GAVÀ. SPAIN
3ème FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE MARIONNETTES ET FORMES ANIMÉES. CANNES. FRANCE
9ème FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE MARIONNETTES. FOURQUES. FRANCE
11è FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE TEATRE DE TITELLES. BARCELONA. SPAIN
II FEST. INTERNAZIONALE "AL CENTRO DEL MEDITERRANEO". QUARTU SANT'ELENA. SARDEGNA. ITALY
II RASSEGNA INTERNAZIONALE "ASSOLI". VIGUZZOLO. ALESSANDRIA. ITALY
2n FESTIVAL DE TEATRE DE TITELLES. SANT LLORENÇ SAVALL. SPAIN
FESTIVAL "LINEE DI CONFINE". ANCONA. ITALY
"FIGURIAMOCI III" FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DI BURATTINI E FIGURE. FIRENZE. ITALY
"IL GIOCO DEI FILI" FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL TEATRO DI FIGURA. TORINO. ITALY
IMMAGINI DELL’INTERNO. PINEROLO (TO). ITALY
7a. MOSTRA DE TITELLES. ARENYS DE MAR. SPAIN
XIII RASSEGNA FAVOLE D'AGOSTO 2003. SANTARCANGELO DI ROMAGNA (RN). ITALY
IX FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE GIOPPINO & CO 2003. CARAVAGGIO & TREVIGLIO (BG). ITALY
XXI FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL TEATRO DI FIGURA "LA LUNA È AZZURRA". SAN MINIATO (PI). ITALY
4t. FESTIVAL DE TITELLES. MONTCADA I REIXAC. SPAIN
PROJECTE ANIMACIONS "PRIMER TAST" 2007. BARCELONA. SPAIN

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