Organized by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, the BUENOS AIRES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL features diverse artistic expressions through theater, dance and musical theater, as well as special activities, Q&As with artists, workshops and masterclasses, films, and books presentations.
About 10 FIBA
In its 2015 edition, FIBA welcomed two great European artists performing in the City for the first time: Belgian Ivo van Hove, director of leading Dutch theatre company Toneelgroep Amsterdam, and fellow countryman Jan Lauwers with the Needcompany. The former brought Opening Night, a production combining theatre and cinema, based on the film of the same name by John Cassavetes.
Another company debuting in Buenos Aires was Australia’s Back to Back Theatre, including actors with and without a disability, who perform Ganesh versus the Third Reich. From Spain, Catalan company Agrupación Señor Serrano, winner of a Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale 2015, presented Brickman Brando Bubble Boom: a dynamic format mixing performance, text, video, sound and installations. Choreographer Sol Picó returned to the Festival with We Women, a piece co-produced by FIBA and Festival Grec Barcelona, while the French contemporary scene was represented with three shows: among them, the Groupe F opened the Festival with À Fleur de Peau, a stunning open-air performance combining projected images, sound and fireworks.
Argentine Rodrigo García, director of the CDN Centre Dramatique National de Montpellier, presented Gólgota Picnic. Director and actor Arthur Nauzyciel offered a reading of Allen Ginsberg’s KADDISH, while the South African director Brett Bailey premiered a version of Verdi’s opera Macbeth. Argentine-born, Berlin-based Constanza Macras brought one of her most recent works, The Past, in which dancers explore the relationship between space and memory. Cuba was also present at FIBA with Antigonón. Un contingente épico, by Rogelio Orizondo, while Chile and Peru brought their shows Castigo and La cautiva, respectively.
DIRECTOR FESTIVALES DE BUENOS AIRES Vivi Cantoni
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Darío Lopérfido
PRODUCTION MANAGER Cecilia Kuska
ARTISTIC ASSISTANCE Carolina Prieto, Cecilia Kuska
PRODUCTION OFFICE MANAGER Silvia Tissembaum
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION Luciana Saffores
PRODUCTION TEAM Natalia Colás, Pía Ruiz Luque
PRODUCTION INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME Carolina Arandia, Rodrigo de la Fuente, Macarena Herrera Bravo, Mónica Pérez
PRODUCTION NATIONAL PROGRAMME Nicolás González
ASSISTANCE Sol Montaldo
TEAM Pía Bertoldi, María Belén Chaud, Diego Silva Garrido
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS Alejandro Ullúa, Mónica Pérez
THE MARKET María João Machado, Lionel Braverman
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION Jose Luis Fiorruccio, Pablo Calderón, Noelia González, Mariana Castelucci
TEAM Pablo Alfieri, Martín Arcidiácono, Verónica Cámara , Magalí Acha, Esteban Lahuerta, Pablo Rodino, Aldana Illán
SOUND Alejandro Zambrano
PROPS María José Crivella
COSTUME Pía Drugueri
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Camila Peralta
LOCATION OFFICERS José Andrukowicz, Miranda Barron, Nicolas Carnavale, Soledad Carmona, Dema Paloma, Florencia Falconi, Martín Frosio, Julia Marcovich, Laura Mazzei, Xavier Mercado, Victoria Oleaga, Lucila Piffer, Martín Rea, Vanina Reimondi
LOGISTICS OFFICE MANAGER Romina Marson
TEAM Ariel Cáceres Correa, Florencia Blanca, Pablo Dadone, Ayelén Decuzzi, Damián García, Luis Madril, Jimena Takuhi Berberian
TRANSLATIONS Alejo Magariños
AUDIOVISUAL PROGRAMME COORDINATION Victoria Oleaga
INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS Mercedes Saloña
COORDINATION COMPANY ASSISTANTS Ximena Belgrano Rawson, Juan Pedro Fernández Argento
MEETING POINT Agustina Morales
CATALOGUE EDITORIAL COORDINATION Carolina Prieto
EDITORIAL DESIGN Verónica Roca, Cecilia Loidi
PRESS Pablo Medina, Luciana Zylberberg, Ignacio Navarro, Malena Schnitzer
FIBA is organized by Festivales de Buenos Aires, under the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires.