Object Theatre recommended for children from 3 years old and family audiences, "New shoes" speaks with simplicity and poetry about the fact of growing up and the feelings that this entails.
* Special Mention-II El Temps de les Arts Awards, 2022 (Spain)
* Best Actor, Best Scenography, Best Aesthetic and Technological Solution of Puppet-Lutfest International Children's Theatre Festival of Subotica (Serbia), 2022
* Best show for children and family audiences MAX AWARDS
* Professional Audience Award, Int. Puppet Theatre Festival "Visiting Arlekin", Omsk (Russia), 2019
* Best scenography, Fira de Teatre de Titelles de Lleida, 2019
* Best Little Format Show, FETEN, 2019
A child wears new shoes and goes to the river for a snack. Along the way, he discovers the world that surrounds him: streets, houses, landscapes, people and animals. His shoes accumulate experiences and he grows, little by little.
The size of the shoes follows us over the years. The size measures the foot, but also the age, the experiences, the way we walk through life. The days, the years and the shoe boxes go by. Small, medium, large, ...
A new experience
In this show, we start from a local event (a tradition of Vinaròs, a Mediterranean town) to arrive at the universal (a small initiatory journey, of learning, of discovery and of bond with nature). We would like that for children, this show be an adventure. And that adults reconnect with their childhood: popular songs, relationship with nature, the sand of time. Because, we work for both of them, to turn the time we will share together into one more experience
“NEW SHOES” is is a show recommended for children from 3 years old and for a family audiencies. It can be represented in any kind of space, if there is access to electricity and black in the room. The ideal is that the public and the actor are at the same level, but it can also be performed in a traditional theatre structure.
RECOMMENDED AGE: Children from 3 year old and family audiences
AUDIENCE PER PERFORMANCE: 75 children for school performances and 100 for family
PERFORMANCES PER DAY: 2 minimum / 3 maximum
LENGTH OF PERFORMANCE: 35 minutes
SPACE: scenopraphy and public at the same level or little theatre (ideal with stands)
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, French, Catalan, Basque. Others: consult.
CREATION: Jordi Palet & Tian Gombau
AUTOR & DIRECTOR: Jordi Palet i Puig
ACTOR & MANIPULATOR: Tian Gombau
Scenography and crafts: ISA SOTO
MUSIC: Òscar Roig
RECORD: Temps Record
MUSICIANS RECORD: Olvido Lanza, Benet Palet i Pep Pascual.
LIGHTING: Xavi Prieto
COSTUMES: Hernán Martínez
VIDEO: Xavi Manzanet
Photograph: ÀLVAR BUCH
Production: TIAN GOMBAU
DISTRIBUTION: Mélanie Lefebvre
Theme “Bujaraloz by night” by Carles Santos
Thanks to: Teresa Sánchez, Olga Piquer, Rosa Moros, Anna Mari Cases, Nati Romeu, Miquel Górriz, Juan Bautista Giner, Fundació Caixa Vinaròs, Les Pisanes Escola de Teatre, Aula de Teatre Carles Pons, Olivier Van Der Beken, the TOPIC of Tolosa, José Gil.
Dedicated to our parents, who have helped us grow, and our children, that too.
Show produced with the support of the Institut Valencia de Cultura-Generalitat Valenciana and with the collaboration of Municipal Theater Francesc Tàrrega of Benicàssim, the Municipal Auditorium of Vinaròs and the Center of Performing Arts of Terrassa-CAET.