at the Bigues library

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Poetry and drawing

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Opening our Bogota workshop

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Puppets at Mollet del Vallès

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Try good wines and enjoy wine stories

Teatrino Bacus un delicioso regalo para expertos enólogos y conocedores de vinos

Un soir, l’âme du vin chantait dans les bouteilles:

«Homme, vers toi je pousse, ô cher déshérité,

Sous ma prison de verre et mes cires vermeilles,

Un chant plein de lumière et de fraternité!

One night the wine was singing in the bottles:

“Mankind, dear waif, I send to you, in spite

Of prisoning glass and rosy wax that throttles,

A song that’s full of brotherhood and light.

(Charles Baudelaire, The soul of wine in Flowers of evil).

Who could be better than Dionysus / Bachuss  god of wine, bloom and theatre, for tasting and discribing seriosly and joking the delights of a good wine with friends?

The Bacus Theatre is an excellent excuse for a wine conversation or a wine tasting party. It makes easy and fun to talk about different wines, the aroma, colour and bouquet. Other topics can be also nice to talk about,  vendimia the climate, or theatre, poetry or love.

Imágenes del proceso de diseño y creación del Teatrino Bacus.

The Teatrino Bacus is a three wine bottle wooden box and and a wonderful theatre at the same time. An unexpected present with wine in the inside, or as a very special box for keeping wine at home o for giving it as a present for friends.

This little, but complete theatre comes with a wineyard scene sheet, with a winery foot pressing recipient and also a wooden and paper-mache Dionysus or Bacchus puppet with it’s pedestal. When mooving the Bacchus character  in front or behind the scenery one can create or recite many stories and poems:

(From Rubaiyat, Omar Khayyam) 


Dreaming when Dawn’s Left Hand was in the Sky

I heard a Voice within the Tavern cry,

“Awake, my Little ones, and fill the Cup

“Before Life’s Liquor in its Cup be dry.”


And David’s Lips are lockt; but in divine

High-piping Pehlevi, with “Wine! Wine! Wine!

“Red Wine!”-the Nightingale cries to the Rose

That sallow cheek of hers to incarnadine.

When once you hear the roses are in bloom

The is the time, my love, to pour the wine;

Houris and palaces and Heaven and Hell-

These are but fairy-tales, forget them all.

See! I clasp the cup whose power

Yields more wisdom in an hour

Than whole years of study give,

Vainly seeking how to live.

Wine dispenses into air,

Selfish thoughts, and selfish care.

The Teatrino Bacus can be used to represent any story as a traditional Toy Theatre placing in it other scenery sheets and other characters. It has an ample scenery, a three guide fly system and a two side curtain (with the wine logo or the simple wooden colour on one side , and the traditional red on the other) in the front façade.

This winebox-theatre can be built up by demand using the special wooden wine box you have chosen for your present. In this case the theatre will have on the curtain and the sides, the name and the logo of the wine in the inside.

It can also be constructed on a wine wooden box without any writting on it, and you can place in the inside three different wine bottles that you wish to taste or give as a present.

“Vino, enséñame el arte de ver mi propia historia como si ésta ya fuera ceniza en la memoria.” (Jorge Luís Borges)

Varias imágenes del Teatrino Bacus con o sin botellas de vino en su interior.

El Teatrino Bacus es una bella decoración, una caja de vinos sin igual, y a la vez todo un teatro en el que pueden ser representadas entretenidas conversaciones respecto al vino, al arte, la poesía, el teatro o el amor, con Dionisio – Baco de interlocutor.


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Puppet show with Trémolo music school festivÀnima is a puppet and wooden Toy Theatre construction workshop.

The miniature theatres of festivÀnima, in addition to being an artistic project, provide enormous opportunities for play, improvisation and theatrical amusement.

The theatres, with stage, backstage side guides – which provide a fly system -, front curtain, backdrop, poster, written prompt and dressing room, offer – in miniature – the possibilities of the traditional theatre, as different perspectives can be created from sequences of changeable two dimensional illustrations.

festivÀnima originated in 1999 in Colombia, under the name Mireaver, and was started as an artistic endeavour by Jimena Uribe, both as a parallel activity to her professional career and as a game shared with her children. Jimena is an architect, and in the year 2000 one of her illustrations was included in a show representing Latin America in Utopia at the XXVII World Congress of the IBBY. Since then, she has combined illustration, architecture and design to create the miniature theatres, scenery and puppet characters, while sharing her experience and playful concept of life through workshops on fantastical drawing, recycled toys, and origami toys.

She took part annually until 2007, in Expoartesanías, in various book fairs, and in the Persian Market at the Iberoamerican Festival of Theatre, Bogota. In Catalonia she has participated in several craft fairs and puppet shows.

“The Teatrinos have been a window through which I can let myself fly every day; they have confirmed me as a designer and, increasingly, as a puppeteer, storyteller and dreamer by profession.” J. U.


A frog story

FestivÀnima est une entreprise dont son principal produit sont des théâtres de marionnettes en bois avec décor.

Ceux théâtres on miniature de FestivÀnima, son un projet artistique mais offrent aussi des opportunités pour jouer énormes, comme l’improvisation théâtral.

Les théâtres ne sont pas du tout incomplets, ils ont un rideau front au publique, des coulisses pour changer les décors, une toile de fond, affiche, souffleur et des loges. Voici l’opportunité de créer différentes perspectives avec les décors changeables en deux dimensions.

FestivÀnima a été créé in 1999 on Colombie, avec un autre nom : Mireaver. Aux commencements c’était un projet de Jimena Uribe, qui travaillait parallèlement à sa carrière professionnel. Ce projet était aussi vu comme une nouvelle manière de partager des moments de jeux avec ses enfants.

Jimena est une architecte, et au 2000 une de ses illustrations a été choisie pour représenter Amérique Latine on Utopia au XXVII World Congress of the IBBY. Depuis ce moment-là elle a mélangé l’illustration, l’architecture et le design pour la création de théâtres on miniature, personnages et décors qu’elle vend maintenant. Il faut aussi dire qu’elle fait des ateliers de dessin fantastique, personnages recyclés, and origami.

En Colombie elle a fait partie chaque année jusqu’au 2007 in Expoartesanías, en plusieurs foires du libre et aussi la foire du théâtre à Bogotá. Ceux dernières années elle a participé en différent foires artisanales.

« Les petits théâtres ont été une fenêtre à travers laquelle je peux me laisser emporter chaque jour ; ils m’ont confirmé comme dessinatrice and chaque fois plus, comme marionnettiste, conteuse et rêveuse de profession. » J.U.

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Ututui and Cucuyá tutus and caps

Fresa y Patilla jugando a teatro

Lorena Suárez Fierro y Alejandra Muñóz Guerrero, put together their lovely worlds: Ututui and Cucuyá, and a beautiful combination of playing clothes for girls comes to life.

With a colorful tutu from Ututui and a knitted cap from Cucuyá designed with care and handmade with love Lorena and Alejandra create ensembles that become a little colour feast in movement. Girls can wear these creations on their birthday or any day they wish.

Catálogo de Ututui y Cucuyá

Tomorrow Saturday December 1 they will have their debut at the Kermesse de Noel that will be taking place at Liceo Francés Louis Pasteur (Cl 87 No. 7 – 77, Bogotá. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm)
You will find also music, delicious desserts, activities for children,  and lots of goods for sale.

Ututui y Cucuyá show us how inspiring our children can be, all the world the bring for us to discover, and how often what they help us find is within ourselves.

Up with sweetness, and hope you enjoy the Kermesse!

If you wish to contact Lorena and Alejandra:

photos by L. Suárez Fierro
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