In Basque Culture, Pantzart is the name of a Carnival Character. The carnivalesque comic culture and the popular laughing is a constant source of inspiration for their work.
The PANTZART company has a long experience in children’s theater. PANTZART’s works are always fresh, fun and artistically remarkable. His scenic language, predominantly visual and always musical, is unlike any other. It is the product of the original personality and skills of its performers and the excellence of its creators.
The team -Elena Bezanilla, Santiago Ortega, Ainhoa Pineda, Amaia Arkotxa, Arantza Flores- Lighting Designer- stands out for their career and the quality of their work, with the collaboration of Juan Kruz Igerabide with the texts and David Larrinaga with the music.
Pantzart Company members are: Elena Bezanilla (Producer and Director), Santiago Ortega (Scenographer and Actor), Ainhoa Pineda (Actress), Juan Kruz Igerabide (Writer) and Arantza Flores (Lighting designer). All of them with long careers and prizes.
Juan Kruz Igerabide has received prestigious prizes: Childrens and youngsters Literature National prize, Baporea (1997, 2006), Euskadi (1999) and Kritika prize (1997 and 2003)
Santiago Ortega who collaborates in this project as an assistant, actor, puppetier, etc. has got the prize: “Premio café Bilbao” on theatre texts 2010, “Umore Azoka2009” as an actor, and the “Max National Award 2008” as a writer in Basque Language for the children´s play “Cabaret Infantil”.
Ainhoa Pineda got the MAX National Award 2007, 2008 and 2010 with Agerre Theatre Company.
PANTZART Artistic director, Elena Bezanilla, has a long career as a theatre director, producer, educator and performer in Spanish and International projects. She has worked with companies like Bread and Puppet (USA), Dream Community (Taiwan), Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design (Londres, Sevilla), Endanza Teatre (Seville), CAT, (Andalusian Theatre Centre, Seville), Loraldia (Bilbao)La Nave del Pasaje (Seville), Agerre Teatro (San Sebastian), Trikipunk (San Sebastian)
Jose Antonio Gutiérrez "Guti"
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