New temporary exhibition at TOPIC.

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This Friday, March 10, TOPIC is hosting a new temporary exhibition by La Tartana Teatro, a puppet theater company from Madrid founded by Juan Muñoz in 1977 that is characterized by its commitment to childhood, permanent evolution, and the variety of techniques and languages ​​used.

This exhibition ‘La Tartana. 45 years in the art of the puppet The exhibition of puppets and automata’ that TOPIC hosts seeks to bring the art of puppets closer through the universes created by the Madrid company during its more than four decades of experience. It intends, in essence, to be interactive and dynamic under the premise of movement as a basic element of puppet theater. They achieve this movement through different formulas, motors, light, sound, projections… The viewer will be able to discover and move the unique and original puppets created by the company.

These imaginaries are halfway between fantasy and reality and are the result of great work and research where the puppet is conceived from plastic arts and drama through movement.

The Tartana theater
La Tartana Teatro has covered all segments of the theatrical profession, with a permanent look at puppets, big dolls and visual theater by extension. From street theatre, through large format avant-garde shows, and a more focused focus on puppets for young and family audiences in their last stages.

In 1977 he premiered his first show, Polichinela. The company was born with certain objectives: to create a new theatrical language, to achieve the dramatization of the image and to use the puppet as a moving sculptural element.

Throughout this trajectory, the company has premiered more than 40 shows, traveled halfway around the world and visited major festivals. The result has been works that have already remained in the history of the theater, as well as in the memory of many. At the head of the company is Juan Muñoz, founder puppeteer and director of La Tartana, a student of Francisco Peralta.

The installation takes a tour of the most emblematic puppets of the company in an interactive way. The search for the essence of puppets and how to capture it has led the company to create an authentic theatrical universe of light, sound and movement, in each automaton or scene shown.

Museum’s opening hours

From Tuesday to Friday
From 10:00 to 13:00 // From 16:00 to 19:00

Weekends and holidays
From 10:30 to 14:00 // From 16:00 to 19:30

Mondays: Closed

The museum will be closed on January 1 and 6; january 5 afternoon, in Carnival, from 8 to 14 of February, on June 24, July 31 and on December 25. Also on December 24 and 31 in the afternoon.

Access to the theater will be closed 15 minutes after the start of the performance.

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