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UNIMA Spain – UNIMA Federación España

Date of creation: 1985

Calle Sagasta, 12 - Esc. B, 3º D
28004  MADRID  Spain

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Brief history
UNIMA Spain is a federation divided into several autonomous associations. A Management Committee is charged with the daily activities of UNIMA. The working committees are the components responsible for specific fields. All members are represented on the Federal Committee by delegates, democratically elected speakers from their own federal association. The associations are UNIMA Castilla La Mancha; UNIMA Aragón; UNIMA Asturies; UNIMA Cataluña, UNIMA Castilla-León; UNIMA Euskal Herria; UNIMA Galicia; UNIMA Madrid; UNIMA Murcia and UNIMA Valencia.
Miguel Arreche, member of UNIMA Spain, was Secretary General of international UNIMA from 2000 to 2008.

Important projects and achievements
UNIMA Federación España’s objectives (UFE) are the training of puppeteers and the promotion of puppetry art. Annually, UFE organizes a Summer School open to puppeteers or artists who want to improve their knowledge of puppetry and the puppetry world. UFE gives to its members training scholarships to facilitate their participation in courses. UFE publishes an annual magazine, Fantoche. In 2006, the UNIMA Council was organized in Tolosa and in 2016 the UNIMA World Congress and Festival will take place in this city, in the frame of the European Capital of Culture 2016. In collaboration with the University of the Basque Country, it is working on the Spanish translation of the World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Art (WEPA).

Last news of the UNIMA Center

IV. Anima Wood Course

Spain - 17/04/2019

Carving and construction of puppets with Rafa Benito, from Alauda Teatro, in Medina de Pomar (Burgos), from June 28 to July 3.

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“Espai Animacions”, Puppetry Initiatives Center

Spain - 23/04/2018

The firm commitment of the Rocamora Teatre company to create the “Espai Animacions” in its headquarters in Calders (El Moianès district, in the province of Barcelona), it is consolidating. With much effort and tenacity, Carles Cañellas and Susanna Rodríguez, the two members of the company, are taking active steps to achieve that “Espai Animacions” will […]

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Project of exhibition “Masquerade and iberian popular characters”

Spain - 25/06/2015

Amongst other projects, UNIMA Federación España is working on the creation of an exhibition which goal would be to gather the numerous characters that built the history of the Iberian Peninsula, in order to show it as part of the Worldwide UNIMA Congress in 2016. Our companion, Juan Catalina, together with other fellows from UNIMA […]

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Ruta Titiritera, road of the puppet

Spain - 4/06/2014

UNIMA Spain organizes a “Ruta Titiritera” (road of the puppet), kind of return to origins of puppetry art. All puppeteers interested (UNIMA members or not) who have an adventurous soul, will spend a week playing and passing the hat round after the performance. It’s experimental. The TOPIC of Tolosa has joined this “puppetry adventure”. It’s […]

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