Joan Baixas
Terra Prenyada
Dancespace Project
September 10,11,12

Puppet Artist: Joan Baixas

Vocals and Instrumentation: Paca Rodrigo

JOAN BAIXAS was born in Barcelona in 1946 into a family of painters and travelers. In 1967 he founded the group La Claca, the Department of Puppet Theatre of the Institut de Teatre, and the Barcelona International Festival. With the Theatre de La Claca, he wrote directed, and performed fifteen shows produced in collaboration with many acclaimed painters including Joan Mirò, and traveled all over the world. He closed the Theatre de la Claca in 1988 to devote himself to his own work and research. In his career, he has worked with numerous other theater and dance companies and has participated in many cinema, television, and fashion events. Since 1989: he has taught at the Institute of Theatre in Barcelona, is Artistic Director of the Festival Internacional de Theatre de Titelles de Barcelona, Co-Directs the magazine Malic-teatre de lčimaginai; and is a member of the Centre International dčEthnoscenologie and Centre Internationale de la Recherche des Arts de la Marionette. In 1991, he collaborated with the Aboriginal Australian community, the Arabanna people, by designing and building masks for the Naidoc Festival in Marree, South Australia.