FIBA - International Performing Arts Festival 2019

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Organized by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, the International Performing Arts Festival of Buenos Aires (12° Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires - FIBA), will take place between January 23rd  and February 3rd, 2019.

FIBA takes place every two years, featuring diverse artistic expressions through contemporary theater, dance and musical theater. FIBA offers special free activities such us open talks with artists, workshops and masterclasses, films, and books presentations, and the Germán Rozenmacher Award for New Playwriting.
In addition to the line-up of outstanding international guest artists and national productions, there will be many performances in outdoor public spaces at the new sections introduced this year: the Abasto Marathon, with a varied array of cultural and gastronomic offerings in this neighborhood that is a traditional hub of independent theater, and Ciudanza, a space for dancers to take over urban landscapes, bringing the art of movement close to the audience.


International Productions:
The 12° FIBA will kick off in grand style, with an international production: The New Colossus. Directed by Tim Robbins, Oscar-winning actor for his performance in Mystic River, the play will be performed on January 23rd at 8.30 pm at Anfiteatro del Parque Centenario.
Other international productions that will be presented during the Festival are: Atlas des Kommunismus (Germany), a production from the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin; La desnudez (Spain); Macbettu (Italy) by Compagnia Teatropersona.

National Productions:
A total of 32 national productions, including shows presented by institutions like Centro Cultural Recoleta, Centrro Cultural San Martín, Centro Cultural Rector Ricardo Rojas, Proteatro, Instituto Nacional del Teatro.

Abasto Marathon:
On January 24 and 25, from 6.00 pm to 2.00 am the Abasto Marathon will offer an array of shows outdoors and at traditional theatres in the porteño neighbourhood.
Within the framework of FIBA, Abasto will become an open-air stage bringing a new section to life. This local neighborhood with a long tradition for independent theater and performing arts will offer a myriad of shows in and outdoors.
In addition to the variety of shows at playhouses in the area, in the streets there will be music, dance, visual arts, interdisciplinary performances and interventions in houses, roofs and shops. Apart from the long list of cultural activities, offered with free admission, a number of bars and restaurants will join in with an array of artistic and gastronomic offerings. Some activities will require registration online.

Joining FIBA this year, this section will offer performances in diverse urban settings across Buenos Aires. On February 1, 2 and 3, dancers will perform in outdoor public spaces: Parque de la Estación (Balvanera), Parque Centenario (Caballito) and Parque Chacabuco.
With the idea of bringing dance close to the audience and promoting the creativity of choreographers,  a series of short performances will be held in unusual architectonic spaces such as staircases, cliffs, pergolas and all kinds of urban furniture that could be used as a stage.

For the International and National shows, you can buy your tickets as of January 15th, online at: 

Or in person at:

From January 15 to 22:
Casa de la Cultura - Av. de Mayo 575, from 10 am to 8 pm

From January 23 to February 3:
Teatro San Martín - Av. Corrientes 1530, from 10 am to 8 pm
Centro Cultural Recoleta - Junín 1930, from 12 noon to 8 pm
Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo - Av. Triunvirato 4444, from 12 noon to 8 pm
Teatro El Cubo - Zelaya 3053, from 4 pm to 9 pm

Ticket price:
National shows: AR$120
International shows: AR$280
Some of the activities are free of charge but require collection of free tickets in advance.

For more information on locations, and day by day program, visit FIBA 2019 official website.

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