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ASSITEJ Spain sets up an advisory committee for international festivals

ASSITEJ Spain creates an advisory committee for international festivals. This advisory committee will facilitate the search for international festivals interested in including Spanish shows in their programme.

The advisory committee is made up of external specialists, who will recommend Spanish shows according to the specific needs of those festivals that request it. They will objectively advise international festivals according to the nature of each festival or the proposal they are looking for. The members of this committee are Spanish programmers of recognized prestige, independents and not linked to companies or distributors.

From ASSITEJ Spain we encourage all interested festivals to send us their requests to schedule Spanish shows. The contact address is:

El més petit de tots, early childhood festival

🌍 Different cities, ESP
🗓 9 – 24 November 2019

El Més Petit de Tots (‘Smallest of all’) reaches its 15th edition. Fantasy, emotion and adventure are the fundamental ingredients of this new appointment with the performing arts for early childhood (0-5 years). It will take place from 9th-24th Novembre 2019.

In the new edition there will be shows from Norway, Belgium, Sweden, France, as well as a sample of the new productions of the Festival by Spanish creators. It will also feature the participation of internationally renowned professionals such as Carlos Laredo.

In addition, the activities includes conferences, professional meetings, training for professionals and teachers, workshops for families and schools, among others. From 14 to 17 November the professional meeting will take place, attended by artists, producers, programmers and researchers from inside and outside Spain.

From ASSITEJ Spain we encourage you to attend this important fair on performing arts for children and youth with special attention to the younger public. More information:

Celebration of the XVII Fira De Teatre Infantil i Juvenil de les Illes Balears (17th Children’s and Youth Theatre Fair of the Balearic Islands)

A new edition of the FIET, the Children’s and Youth Theatre Fair of the Balearic Island (17th Children’s and Youth Theatre Fair of the Balearic Islands) begins. The 17th edition of the FIET will takes place between the 17th and the 20th October in Vilafranca de Bonany (Mallorca). Over four days, the town will be filled with professional activities and shows.

The FIET will host professionals, companies and programmers of the performing arts from around Spain and from different European countries, highlighting a unique and differentiated offer of theater, circus and dance focused at the family audience. This year’s programme features up to 11 absolute premieres.

From ASSITEJ Spain we encourage you to attend this outstanding appointment with the performing arts for children and youth in Spain.

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ASSITEJ Spain participates in the ANILIJ International Congress

ASSITEJ Spain participated in the XII International Congress ANILIJ. ANILIJ is the National Association for Research on Children’s and Young People’s Literature. This year it has been dedicated to the minority genres of Children’s and Young People’s Literature: poetry and theatre, under the title “The Margins of the Periphery: Creating, Editing, Researching and Translating Poetry and Theatre for Children and Young People”.

ASSITEJ Spain took part in the table “Creating, researching and editing children’s and young people’s theatre today”, where we debated the current state of dramaturgy in Spain. The Congress also had three plenary presentations, a round table with authors of poetry and children’s theatre, a poetry recital and other cultural activities like the presentation of publications, workshops and a literary route.

ASSITEJ Spain publishes the Suzanne Lebeau’s essay: ‘Escribir para el público joven’ (Writing for young audiences)

‘Escribir para el público joven’ (‘Writing for young audiences’) is the most recent editorial newness published by ASSITEJ España. The prestigious Canadian playwright Suzanne Lebeau publishes this essay for the first time in Spanish. The book is included in the Essay Collection of ASSITEJ Spain.

In this book Suzanne Lebeau reflects in an exhaustive and profound way on the path she has travelled during the last forty years of creative and professional practice with her company Le Carrousel. Through her research-creation methodology, she immerses us in her constant concern to tell the world to children from a non-authoritarian and non-educational perspective, without at the same time renouncing her own existential questions and concerns as a creator.

The book is now available on the website of ASSITEJ Spain. You can find it at the following address:

The playwriter Itziar Pascual wins the National Performing Arts Award for Children and Youth

Playwright Itziar Pascual wins the National Performing Arts Prize for Children and Youth 2019, an award granted annually by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport. This is the first time that a playwright has won this award.

Pascual has been a member of ASSITEJ Spain for many years and has always shown a great connection and interest in the defence of the performing arts for children and young people, supporting the projects of ASSITEJ and defending from dramaturgy and knowledge the promotion of theatre for children and young people.

In 2005 she was awarded the ASSITEJ Spain Prize for Theatre for Children and Young People with her play ‘Mascando Ortigas’, which was published in our theatre collections. Later she would also publish ‘Aire de vanilla / Ainhara. Dramatic poem’ and, already in the field of research, she would also publish ‘Suzanne Lebeau’: Las huellas de la esperanza’, a study on the literary work of the Canadian author.

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