General Information

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IF Barcelona is a platform aimed at fostering and promoting the universe of visual and objects puppet theatre in all its possibilities. It does not consist of a schedule of performances that gather once a year in a determined place, but it is a group of activities that relate to and feed each other. These are focused on promoting research, creation and the distribution of shows, installations and events related to the combination of performing and plastic arts and anthropology, which is the puppet and the objects theatre.


Therefore, IF Barcelona presents an actions chart that is both focused onto the future and very attentive to the avant-garde scenic forms, as these produce high level aesthetic results that contribute to better understanding the contemporary reality.


IF Barcelona started in 2015 with an academic symposium at the Institut del Teatre (Theatre Institut), the publishing of the Splitting Figures book, a huge exhibition and an international performances programme at the Arts Santa Monica Centre, to which the festival is still tied. Since 2016, IF Barcelona has a biennial structure.


The 2016 edition focuses on supporting and promoting the production of new scenic and research works in the field of objects theatre. Contributing with five artists’ productions as a starting point, who will be in residency at the Arts Santa Monica in 2016, IF Barcelona consolidates not only as a showcase for the creativity of the sector but also as a promoter and catalyst. The projects in residency along 2016 will be showcased in the 2017 edition, which will focus on the exhibition within the framework of an international festival.



Jordi Alomar -Curatorship and direction

Musicòleg, músic i gestor cultural. Va ser professor associat del Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears entre 2008 i 2012, així com del Servei d'Activitats Culturals de la Universitat de les Illes Balears. Ha estat director artístic del festival de música contemporània Encontre Internacional de Compositors entre 2009 i 2012 i assessor de continguts de Sampler Sèries a L'Auditori de Barcelona des de 2014. Investigador al CECUPS de la UB, combina la recerca amb la gestió cultural freelance. Forma part del professorat del Departament de Producció i Gestió de l'Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya.

Giulia Poltronieri - Co-direction and production

Giulia has a degree in Cultural Tourism from the Studies University of Ferrara (Italy), a master’s degree in Marketing and Communication from EESAE (2009) and a master’s degree in Cultural Management by the University of Barcelona (2013). She has been working as a cultural manager since 2008 especially in the cultural tourism sector. In love with theatre and the performing arts in general, she currently collaborates with different entities in this field, such as Coincidències Associació Cultural and Cara-B Festival. She is one of the devising members of Píndoles – Festival de Microteatre fora del Teatre (Pills - Festival of Micro-theatre outside the Theatre) and has contributed to the creation of the Xarxa XAS - Xarxa d’activitats en espais no convencionals (Network of activities in non-conventional spaces).

Completen l'equip:

Associació Interseccions: Eudald Ferré, Toni Rumbau, Cesc Martínez

Gerència: Baula Projectes Culturals

Suport a la producció: Christian Betanzos

Disseny gràfic: Tomeu Mulet

Comunicació i premsa: COSMICA, IF Barcelona