A Bambalina-Circuit Teatral Valencià co-production
Bambalina has returned to a more traditional concept of puppet handling, recovering such classical concepts as that of the stage within a stage, concealing the handlers, the string puppet… It has achieved it, and this is the most outstanding, with great care, I would say almost luxury, in the plastic details: an excellent scenic framework and marionettes built in a truly meticulous manner; the Persian and Turkish iconography is claimed explicitly by the programme and is impossible to ignore. One cannot, therefore, deny the seriousness of the production. However, it is not that easy to stage a tale as it might first appear and this can be seen in the work: the show surely has a little excess of rigour and lacks something in joy, rhythm if one wants.
- Josep Lluís Sirera -
Adaptation: Vicent Vila
Directed by: Jaume Policarpo
Puppeteers: Josep Policarpo, José María Calatayud, Amparo Sanjuán, Eva Blasco
Scenery, wardrobe and marionettes: Jaume Policarpo, Vicent Vila
Lighting: Josep Solbes.
Technician: Emilio Lavarías.
Wardrobe design: Marina Castro, Teresa Calatayud
Photography: Vicente Jiménez.
Executive production: Vicent Vila, Josep Policarpo