Historical Summary - Remote Past

Carles Cañellas, professional puppeteer since 1976, Dean of the Catalan string-puppeteers, considered by the international critics among the most skilled in Europe, founded Els Rocamora in 1982 -35 years ago-, while he lived and worked in Italy, after having been a member of the groups of Barcelona: T.I.Z. (1974-76), Grupo-Taller de Marionetas (1976-78), Col·lectiu d'Animació de Barcelona (1978-80) and the circus Circ-Cric (1980-81). Lecturer at the Theatre Institute of Barcelona, Academic Year 2005-06. He directs shows of other companies and works in cinema and TV as an actor and also constructor and animator of marionettes and objects. With Rocamora Teatre has created 15 shows, alternating commercials with others of pure research and risk.
Since 1987, he works with Susanna Rodriguez, puppeteer, ex dancer of the contemporary dance Companies: Taba (1982-86), Saez-Taba (1986-87) and Trànsit (1988-89).

Shows off repertoire

(1982) LA MALETA Following the style that we started in the Col • lectiu d'Animació, actors and puppets act together, creating humorous and unbelievable situations. More than 500 performances at festivals and theater circuits of 9 countries.

(1985) AIR MAIL Audacious production staging as complex as attractive, inspired by the movies, novels and comics of American B-series comics. Acknowledged by audiences and critics, domestic and foreign, as a capital piece of Puppet Theater.
- Public Mention by the Jury at the "XVIIè Festival Internacional de Teatre", Sitges.
- Award to the best Theatre Show in the "Biennal d'Art Jove 1985", Barcelona.
- Award to the best Spectacle of the "2a Mostra de Teatre de Titelles de l'Estat espanyol", Terrassa.

(1986) NEGRE SOBRE NEGRE Marionettes and black humor for adults.
- Award "Fem Teatre" from the Council of Barcelona.

(1988) FENÒMENS Collection of sketches and gags made with string-puppets for the TV Show "filiprim" by Josep Maria Bachs on TV3 (Catalonian public channel), with whom we have participated also in the programs “Dicciopinta” and "La Parada".

(1989) RULETA RUSSA Product of studio work with the playwright José Sanchis Sinisterra are the six monologues that make up this experimental piece for actors, which proposes a risky exercise over the different modalities of the monologue. A reflection about the expression forms of the theatrical language.

(1990) EL PERSEGUIDOR Coproduction with Festival de Tardor of Barcelona, Fira de Teatre of Tàrrega and Teatre Obert. Dramatization for actors, objects and puppets of the story by Julio Cortázar.

(1993) AUBUSTER Exciting work with string-puppets, without words. Comic metaphor about the journey through life, from "birth" till the encounter with "death".

(1997) FABLES OF LA FONTAINE Funny adaptation in verse of seven fables of Jean de La Fontaine, with actors, hand puppets, rod puppets and marionettes.

(2005) EL RETABLO DE MAESE PEDRO Coproduction with Merce Framis and L'Auditori of Barcelona. Staging for shadow theater of the work of Manuel de Falla, on the occasion by the opening concert of the Year of the Book and the Reading, performed by the Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya (National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia), under the baton of Maestro Manel Valdivieso and the participation of two opera singers and one actor.

History - Members, Collaborators, etc.

- Former members: Yolanda Fontanillas, Rosa Cañellas, Jaume Vilalta, Anna Pedreira and Carme Grau.
- They worked for Rocamora: Toni Serra, Pau Freixas, Ivan Hernàndez, Jordi Soler, Toni Rueda, Manel Torrent, Julia Cano, Marco Antonio Zafra, Ramon Coromina, Emili Palma, Evaristo Granado, Remei Barrio, Montse Esteve, Carme Alor, Carmen Alvarez, Núria Sais, Conrad Sagués, Ferran Madico, Oscar Barberan, Manuel Veiga, Darryl J. Clark and Blanca Pàmpols.
- Friends and Collaborators: Giacomo Verde, Pere Cañellas, Jesús R. Atienza, Maurizio Bercini, Giulio Molnár, Claudio Guain, Paola Crecchi, Quico Gutiérrez, Raúl Ruiz, Miki Espuma, Carles Padrissa, Roger Blavia, Ricard Casals, Pere Molina, Joan Ramon Anguera, Pep Ros Ribas, Berty Tovías, Antoni Belart, Rosa Victòria Gras, José Luis Alvarez, Cristóbal Fernández, Agnès Soteras, Biel Porcel, David Laín, Carme Calvet, Ferran Albiol and Mercè Framis.

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