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‘Se abre el Telón con FesTeLõn’: we speak to…

Beloved FesTeLoner@s, in this new series, Curtains Up with FesTeLõn, we want to give our followers the chance to get their questions answered by our ‘Advisors’ and professionals in the world of Theatre. Join in and ask our Advisors questions on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

…Juan Carlos Rubio.

We’re thrilled to have Juan Carlos Rubio as our fifth guest in our online series. He is a well-known Spanish director and writer for theatre, television and film. If you’d like to know more, click here.

 


…Ignacio García.

We’re excited to have Ignacio García as our next guest because, as many of you will remember, we had a masterclass programmed with Ignacio García titled ‘The Golden Age on stage: the actor straddling reality and dreams’, which we have had to postpone due to COVID-19. As soon as normal theatrical activity resumes, the masterclass will be programmed and in the mean time we can enjoy this opportunity to talk to him virtually.

Ignacio García is an award-winning Spanish theatre director at the forefront of the Almagro International Classic Theatre Festival since 2018. If you would like to learn more about his work, click here.


 


…Ascen Lopez.

We are delighted to have Ascen López as the third guest in our Curtains Up series. She is a graduate of Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Madrid and has had an extensive career in Spanish theatre and television. If you want to know more, please go click here

Our next guests include Ignacio García, Norah L. Holden, Mary Parker and Juan Carlos Rubio. Follow us on social media so you join in and ask them questions.


…Pepe Viyuela.

In this second instalment of our new online series where we give our followers the chance to ask our Advisors questions, we will be talking to actor Pepe Viyuela. An actor and a clown, he is a graduate in Philosophy and Drama and his career as an actor has developed primarily on the stage. Learn about his work here.

Over the coming weeks we will be talking to Ascen López, Ignacio García, Norah L. Holden, Mary Parker and Juan Carlos Rubio.

 


…Natalia Calderón.

In this first instalment, we have the pleasure of beginning with Natalia Calderón. If you want to know about her, please click here

We come together with all the love and respect for those who have passed away because of Covid19. Natalia, a big hug in these difficult times. Nobody Knows – Natalia Calderón video

Click here to see previous advisors...

 

Take care everyone. Long live the Theatre! #StaySafeStayHome 


We’re sure many of you miss going to the theatre so we’re sharing another way you can enjoy Spanish and English theatre from home.

More information here: www.teatroteca.teatro.es/opac

More information here: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home

The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018) : https://www.shakespearesglobe.com


FesTeLõn OFF 2020: a mini theatre festival for amateur and emerging UK companies.

FesTeLõn OFF is a chance for amateur and emerging UK theatre companies to perform a piece of Spanish theatre in central London. The chosen companies were due to perform in April 2020 and the winning performance would be chosen to perform at FesTelõn 2020. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we have had to postpone the event. We will let you know as soon as we have a new confirmed date.

We’d like to thank all the companies that submitted such interesting proposals and congratulate the following companies on being chosen to perform:

Verônica Santo ‘Adela y Martirio’

Santi Guillamon ‘The Divorce Court Judge- Ministry of Clown’

Monica Cox ‘La llamada de Lauren’

Santiago Peluffo Soneyra ‘Point of no return’

La Griot ‘La España negra. Jácara por un muerto’

We’re so excited to watch these performances as soon as we can. Stay tuned for updates Festeloner@s 


 

Thank you to those who attended the 7th edition of the Festival of Spanish Theatre in London! Without your support, this wouldn’t be possible. Especially thank you to those of you who come every year.

Thank you to our lovely and professional volunteers, the whole team have worked so hard and we are so grateful. Thank you to everyone one of the theatre companies for your enthusiasm and love for theatre, thank you for collaborating with us to consolidate these bridges between the UK and Spanish theatre.

Stay tuned as we will be posting information about up coming events and workshops in the next few days.

Long live the theatre beloved FesTeLõners! 🎭

¡Gracias a tod@s  los que asistieron la séptima edición del Festival of Spanish Theatre in London! Sin vuestro apoyo, nada de esto habría sido posible. Sobre todo, gracias a nuestro público fiel que asiste cada año.

Gracias a l@s queridísim@s y profesionales voluntari@s, todo el equipo ha trabajado mucho y estamos extremadamente agradecid@s. Gracias a cada una de las compañías de teatro por su entusiasmo y amor por teatro, gracias por colaborar en la creación de la consolidación de estos puentes teatrales entre Reino Unido y el teatro español.

Estad atent@s porque subiremos información sobre eventos y talleres en los próximos días.

¡Viva el teatro querid@s FesTeLõner@s! 🎭

 

 


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FeSTeLõn: The Festival of Spanish Theatre, London, is an independent initiative which creates a cultural exchange between Spanish theatre companies and London audiences. Since 2013 the festival has brought theatre companies from Spain to London each year giving them the opportunity to reach a new audience. If you would like to support us and be part of this project, you could see full info by clicking Here