SOFT

…we have received so many teddy bears that we do not have time to embrace them all. That is why we go through the towns and cities with the teddy bears; to find children, but also ladies and gentlemen who kept their inner child, to offer them teddy hugs…

OUR IDEA

Based on improvisation, the show grows and adapts to its audience with every performance.

We conceived of this street theater company as the bond that unites us to all kinds of audiences. We offer accessible creations, with simple forms, aiming to adapt us to everything and everybody. Based on the idea of a show that evolves with its audience, we create flexible forms, deconstructing in order to reconstruct. It is the art en motion that is nourished by the encounter between audience and characters.

This exchange process of proximity and discovery is the path to in the end open the street theater. The music and clown for everybody, to make the audience participate in our creativity and awaken their own.

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Name of show

Soft

Performance participants

Martademarte: Clown and concertina
Alfredo Ruiz: Clown and guitarr

Type of show

Street theater, clown, tightrope walking, stories, magic and music

Duration

minimum 30m – maximum 60m

Language

Spanish / Catalan

Type of amplification

Amp (20W) with small battery

Description

One day I was walking down the streets of Barcelona and suddenly I saw a great pink teddy bear sitting on the pavement as if he asked for charity.
I welcomed him at home and I started to wonder where that teddy bear came from.
He did not seem to have been lost accidentally… the pink teddy bear was abandoned. I thought… maybe… sometimes there are children who when they grow up stop being children and leave their teddy bear in a corner, hopeless and alone. Alfredo Papanatas and I welcome all the abandoned teddy bears. The problem is that we have received so many teddy bears that we do not have time to embrace them all. That is why we go through the towns and cities with the teddy bears; to find children, but also ladies and gentlemen who kept their inner child, to offer them teddy hugs, an hour of music and a clown who balances on bottles.

Awards of the company

  • Award best female act Stadtspektakel Landshut (Germany).
  • Jury prize for best OFF show at Zomer Festival in Menen (Belgium):
    “Thanks to its contact with the audience, imagination, poetry, originality and character development the prize is awarded to Martademarte & The International Papanatas Band”.
  • Audience award for best street show at Entrepayasaos clown meeting in Zaragoza (Spain).

Some Festivals

Stadtspektakel Landshut (GER)
Les Années Joué (FRA)
Zomer Festival Menen (BEL)
Zomer Festival Lauwe (BEL)
Streettheatre Festival “De Ronde Venen” (NED)
Straßenkünstlerfestival Haslach (GER)
Festival Klagenfurt (AUT)
Pflasterzauber (GER)
Pflasterspektakel Linz (AUT)
ARTenBITRIR (ES)
KUNST en op Straat (NED)
Klagenfurt (AUT)
Interlaken (SUI)
Spancirfest Varaždin (CRO)
Murenschalk (AUT)
La Mostra d’Igualada (ES)
Mitjó (ES)
Viladecans (ES)