Pere Bigas, Puppeteer and playwright
He graduates in Philosophy and he is introduced to puppets by the master Toni Zafra. He travels around Italy performing in the street and in libraries. During 2007 he collaborates with Clowns without Borders in expeditions to Kosovo and Lebanon. Two years later he creates the puppet company Papa Frita Títeres, acting in schools and cultural centres in several countries of South America. Later, as a soloist puppeteer, he travels through Central America and Mexico. When he comes back to Europe he attends a workshop of Introduction to the world of Philippe Genty in UNIMA’s summer school, he perfectionates his string puppet building skills with the master Stephen Mottram and he participates in a workshop with the puppeteer and dancer Duda Paiva. In the meantime, he gets involved in the Casa Taller de Marionetas de Pepe Otal in Barcelona and he works as a direction assistant in Eugenio Navarro’s show Sant Jordi, the Princess and the Dragon.
Bruno Valls, Artistic Director and Puppeteer
He studies INEFC in UB and at the same time he works with the circus company InGraviti and with the french theatre company Transformate. He co-directs the opening show Jo sóc en Món from Estunart Festival. He is, since 2010, the artistic director of Nyokis-Ball de Foc (Fire Dance) in Vilafranca del Penedès. His interest in scenic arts drives him to study Executive production with Tania Brenelle, Scenography in La Central del Circ of Barcelona with Xavi Erra and social circus with Le Cirque du Soleil. Fascinated by the shadow theatre he creates LUZNA – All shade has its own light, and afterwards he studies creation and manipulation puppets with Ángel Calvente, Jordi Bertran, Paula López and Mónica Pes. He also works in artistic direction with Okupados.com and as an atrezzista with Coolway and in the film Panzer Chocolate. In 2013 he studies Management and Production of Scenic Arts (PIGAE) in the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona.
Elena Molina, Filmmaker
She graduates in Audiovisual Communication at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. She completes her studies at the Università degli Studi di Perugia (Italy) and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. With a clear preference for the documentary world, she studies and works beside directors like Isaki Lacuesta, Belkis Vega or Patricio Guzmán. She combines her work on international productions with several projects as an independent filmmaker, making documentaries for Channel 33 of Catalonia TV, collaborating with international festivals such as The Influencers on CCCB and collective movies like Ferida Arrel: MMM. She also develops her educational interests as a collaborator in the Documentary Creative Workshop for Women at the Cultural Center Francesca Bonnemaison, as assessor and DOP of the last four documentaries produced by the centre.
Raquel Batet, Sound Technician
She studies Nursing in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and she gets interested in the cooperation before ending her career. She travels to the African continent in several occasions, doing volunteer work getting experience in this field while she does Postgraduate studies in African Societies and Development and Cooperation in Health and Medical Geography. Connected with the world of dancing, she starts to be trained in Danza–teatro and social intervention theatre. Through her interest for Africa and the care of people, she joins the Marionetes Nòmades project, not only she becomes the show sound technician but she also takes responsibility in the production of the company’s artistic and social tours and in the audiovisual project.