FIBA - International Performing Arts Festival 2020

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Organized by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, the International Performing Arts Festival of Buenos Aires (13° Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires - FIBA), will take place between January 23rd  and February 1st, 2020.

The former bi annual event has now been converted into an annual Summer Festival, featuring diverse artistic expressions through contemporary theater, dance and musical theater.
In addition to the line-up of outstanding international guest artists and national productions, there will be many performances in outdoor public spaces. such as 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.


Opening Party:
On Thursday, January 23rd, from 10:00 pm at the Historic Downtown Center. The main event will take place on  Adolfo Alsina between Defensa and Bolívar, next to Museo de la Ciudad, with theater, music and dance performances in the streets.

International and National Productions:
The 13° FIBA will feature national and international productions from Germany, Brasil, France, India, Uruguay, Scotland, Italy, Suitzerland, Spain, Chile, Canada and Colombia. All with a common theme: the colective and individual body.

Abasto Marathon:
On February 1st, from 6.00 pm to 2.00 am, as closing of the Festival, the Abasto Marathon will offer an array of shows outdoors and at traditional theatres in the porteño neighbourhood.
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.

Joining FIBA this year, this section will offer performances in diverse urban settings across Buenos Aires. On January 24th, 25th, and 26th, dancers will perform in outdoor public spaces.
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 13th, online through this link.

Or in person at:
From January 13 to February 1:
Teatro San Martín - Av. Corrientes 1530, from 12 noon to 9 pm
From January 23 to February 1:
Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo - Av. Triunvirato 4444, from 12 noon to 9 pm

National shows: AR$150
International shows: AR$300

Some of the activities in the Festival are free of charge but require reservation in advance.
Reservations will open on January 21st through this link.
*Only 1 free ticket per person for each performance. Reserved tickets can be picked up from 2 hours and up to 30 minutes before the start of each show at the Information Stand of each venue.
For all the activities on Abasto Marathon: Reservations will open on January 30th through this link.
*Only 1 free ticket per person for each performance. Reserved tickets can be picked up from 2 hours and up to 30 minutes before the start of each show at the Information Stand of each venue.

For all the rest of the activities that are free of charge and with free access (gratis, con entrada libre), entrance is on a first come first served basis, and subject to the capacity of each venue.

For more information on venues (Sedes), tickets and day by day program, visit FIBA 2020 official website.

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