The BUENOS AIRES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL – FIBA brings together the best of theater, music, visual arts and dance. It is, since 1997, one of the most important cultural events in the region, both for its international and national programme and its many visitors from all around the globe. The event also includes the Germán Rozenmacher Prize for Playwriting, workshops and round tables, masterclasses, film screenings and outdoor activities.
11 FIBA: an edition that privileged site-specific projects
The 11th edition of FIBA focussed in unconventional formats that transformed the city into a stage. Different national and international projects invited the audience to leave the theatre building behind and re-discover the urban landscape through site specific projects, urban tours, installations and performances.
For the first time, the Festival included among its venues the popular neighborhood Barrio 31 with Marco Canale’s work La velocidad de la luz, a social theater project created together with elderly, migrant women where the spectators got to know their lives, homes, spaces of encounter. FIBA also presented Remote Buenos Aires, an urban tour specially adapted for the city by the German collective Rimini Protokoll, under the direction of Stefan Kaegi and the dramaturg Aljoscha Begrich, which consisted of an itinerary of approximately 3 km through the city. By foot, entering different locations and using public transport, the audience moved around Buenos Aires following instructions through headphones, with binaural recordings and incidental music that transformed the urban landscape into a personal film.
The British Ant Hampton intervened in the hall of Teatro San Martín with his intimate piece Etiquette, and also presented The quiet volume at the Congress Library and Biblioteca de los Maestros: an experience for two participants camouflaged among the readers. Britt Hattzius developed Blind cinema, both a workshop and a piece that united cinema and performance with children from vulnerable neighborhoods, while the Catalan Vero Cendoya presented La partida, a contemporary dance work that investigates the world of football and was rehearsed with a local choral band.
As an installation project, the Swiss Mats Staub developed an archive of biographical moments with testimonies from anonymous participants, and presented an exhibition with a selection of fragments, besides intervening the festival’s borchures with some of this stories.
DIRECTOR FESTIVALES DE BUENOS AIRES Silvia Tissembaum
ARTISTIC DIRECTION Federico Irazábal
ARTISTIC COORDINATION Cecilia Kuska
PRODUCTION OFFICE MANAGER Paula Niklison
PRODUCTION COORDINATION Jimena del Pozo Peñalva
PRODUCTION INTERNATIONAL SITE SPECIFIC PROJECTS Lucila Piffer
PRODUCTION TEAM Marcia Rivas, Mariana Barceló, Juan Zuluaga, Bianca Cassarotti, Julieta Zeta
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION Luciana Saffores
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION TEAM Jessica Romo Allende, Exequiel Caracciolo
PRODUCTION NATIONAL PROGRAMME Macarena Herrera Bravo, Amanda Costa
PARALLEL ACTIVIRIES Mónica Berman, Daniela Ruiz
THE MARKET María João Machado, Denise Menache
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION Jose Luis Fiorruccio, Pablo Calderón, Mariana Castellucci
LOGISTIC OFFICE MANAGER Romina Marson
LOGISTIC TEAM Andrés Martínez Abadía, Florencia Blanca, Claudia Felicetti, Marcela Saladino
INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS Paz Canessa
GUESTS OFFICE Laila Sapollnik, Marina Moreira
FIBA is organized by Festivales de Buenos Aires, under the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires.
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