FIBA - International Buenos Aires Theater Festival

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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 September 24th and October 8th, 2011.
FIBA takes place every two years, featuring diverse artistic expressions through theater, dance and musical theater. FIBA offers special activities such us open talks with artists, workshops and masterclasses, books presentations, the second Laboratory Workshop for young students, and the Graphic Exhibition for Theater Productions by Gonzalo Martínez.
This year the international program features the acclaimed work by Peter Brook, "Une flûte enchantée", version of Mozart's opera; two great German companies: Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz with a "Hamlet" direccted by Thomas Ostermeier, and Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg-Platz with "Ich schau dir in die Augen, gesellschaftlicher Verblendungszusammenhang!", by René Pollesch. 
Other outstanding presentations include French actor, director and régisseur Patrice Chéreau, with the debut in Buenos Aires of "Patrice Chéreau lit Le Gran Inquisiteur", based on Karamazov Brothers, by Fédor Dostoievski. And German musician and director Heiner Goebbels, with a show that combines live music, theater and dance called "Eraritjaritjaka". 
Spain will be represented by the youth revelation Angélica Liddell, and by Flamenco singer Estrella Morente. From Italy: Compañía Motus.
A version of Medea will be presented in a French production with cast from Burkina Faso.
The Latin American theater will feature creations from Uruguay ("Chaika", by Mariana Percovich), Mexico ("Las cajas voyeuristas" by La Biznaga) and Chile ("Villa+Discurso" by Guillermo Calderón, and "La amante fascista", with Paulina Urrutia). And the debut in our country of Sao Paulo Companhia de Dança with a triple program of works by Jiri Kylián, Nacho Duato and Marie Chouinard. 

Tickets for the shows are on sale at:
Casa de la Cultura, Av. de Mayo 575, Monday to Friday, 11 am to 7 pm.
Teatro Municipal General San Martin, Av. Corrientes 1530, Every day 11 am to 7 pm
The price of tickets for the national plays is $ 8 Argentine Pesos and for the International shows between $ 30 and $ 70 Pesos. The rest of the activities are free of charge.

For more information on locations, and day by day program, visit FIBA 2011 official website.

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