Boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, visitors and residents… Are you ready for what is going to happen in Gijón between 24th February and 1st March? The curtain rises on FETEN, the European Scenic Arts Fair for Children. You can’t wait? The organisers felt exactly the same, so several events have already been organised for the 23rd of the month. Check out the detailed programme so as to not miss a thing.
Each year FETEN becomes an international benchmark, providing spectators with the opportunity to enjoy productions from Austria, France, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal, such as the puppet stories The Mermaid’s Song and Portrait Painter (New Zealand), the touching story where Monsters cry (Scotland/Catalonia), the visual and musical spectacle –including ancient magic lanterns and live music– offered by Pouff (Holland), and much, much more. These plays are for all kinds of audiences as they speak the international language of children.
There will also be productions from 15 other Spanish regions, while a taste of local flavour can be enjoyed in the illusion and magic shows of José Armas “The Illusionist” and the theatre of Higiénico Papel in their humorous production “Diestro y Siniestro”( Willy’n’Nilly).
FETEN takes the city by storm and paints Begoña Promenade and Tomás y Valiente Street as well as the Antiguo Instituto Cultural Centre and Jovellanos Theatre the colour of thrills and illusion. And it does so through dance, opera, plays featuring actors, puppets and objects, magic, musicals, circus acts, clowns and adaptations of fairy stories, among other activities. What’s more, there will be play and entertainment areas such as The Tasty Little Kitchen of Les Festijeux (France) and TadeTAKO. Acto (Asturias).
FETEN Programme, in detail