FIBA - Buenos Aires International Theater Festival 2009

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Organized by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, the International Buenos Aires Festival (Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires -FIBA), will take place between October 5th and 18th, 2009. This year the festival features a program that combines theatrical plays and shows from Argentina and other from cities around the world, such as: Ajaccio (France), Asunción del Paraguay (Paraguay), Barcelona (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Cochabamba/La Paz (Bolivia), Córdoba (Argentina), Gante (Belgium) Helsinki (Finland), Hong Kong (China), Maputo (Mozambique), México DF (México), Montevideo (Uruguay), Palermo (Italy), París (France), Poznan (Poland), Prague (Czech Republic), Rosario (Argentina), San Miguel de Tucumán (Argentina), Santiago de Chile (Chile), Seoul (Korea) and Wroclaw (Poland).

FIBA takes place every two years, featuring diverse artistic expressions through theater, dance and musical theater. This year the international program will be composed of 22 shows, and the national program will include 28 plays. The festival is complemented with a series of cultural activities:

Cámara Hamlet. A movie series, between thursday 8 and Sunday 18 at Harrods. Films that will be projected: Hamlet (1920), Germany; Hamlet (1948), Great Britain; Gamlet (1964), USSR; Hamlet (1964), USA; Quella sporca storia nell west (1968), Italy; Hamlet (1969), Great Britain; A herança (1970), Brazi; Intikam Melegi - Kadin Hamlet (1977), Turkey; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980), Great Britain; Hamlet (1990), USA; Hamlet, ciganki princ (2007), Serbia; Hamlet (2007), Great Britain.

Babel, la biblioteca (Babel, the libray). This series presents the spectator with a direct experience with different languages, and an opportunity of integration and exchange with the different communities that live in the city. The following works will be read in their original language: Anoite vai coma un río, by Álvaro Cunqueiro (Galician); Az ember tregédiája, by Imre Madách (Hungarian); Badago ala ez dago?, by Yolanda Arrieta Malaxetxebarria (Vasque); Den Starkare, by August Strindberg (Swedish); Dvaja, by Július Barč-Ivan (Slovakian), Enrico IV, by Luigi Pirandello (Italian); Frumoasa călătorie a urşilor panda povestită de un saxofonist care avea o iubită la Frankfurt, by Matei Visniec (Romanian); Gengangere, by Henrik Ibsen (Norwegain); Güzel Gören Güzel DüŞünür, by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (Turquish); Jasidiana, (Hebrew), Keiler Schtub, by Itzjoc Leibush Peretz (Yidisch); Land ohne Worte, by Dea Loher (German); Martin Krpan, by Joža Vombergar (Slovakian); Masref al Taslif, by Mohamad Yamel (Arabic); Pierwszy raz, by Michal Walczak (Polish); Vampiros, by Darko Lukic (Croatian); Vestido de Noiva, by Nelson Rodrigues (Portuguese); Volem ana al Tibidabo, by Cristina Clemente (Catalonian); Zahradní slavnost, by Václav Havel (Czech); ΝΟΣΤΑΛΓΟΣ, by Alexandros Papadiamantis (Greek).

Coloquios. Talks and round tables focused on "The public theaters".

Meeting points at Harrods. Every afternoon between 5 pm and 7 pm, free entrance meetings , or Happy Hours, with artists. Translators will be available for the exchange with the public. It will also feature a permanent exhibit about the history of Argentine theater in the XXth century.

Pequeña Música Nocturna, a space to close every journey with music related to theater, dance and movies, with artists like Samy Abadi, Ulises Conti, Diego Vainer, Bárbara Togander, Federico Marrale, Pablo Bronzini, Cheny Wa Gune, Sebastián Schachtel, Sergio Vainicoff, Pablo Agri, Jorge Haro, Gustavo García Mendy and Alejandro González Novoa.

Workshops. 19 workshops hosted by artists from the companies participating in FIBA.

Tickets for the shows will be on sale from September 14, 2009 at Casa de la Cultura, Av. de Mayo 575, Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm.
The price of tickets for the national plays is $ 3 Argentine Pesos and for the International shows $ 40 Pesos. The rest of the activities are free of charge.

For more information on locations, and day by day program, visit FIBA 2009 official website (in Spanish only)

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