Jordi Bertran

JORDI BERTRAN   

Antologia (Anthology)

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Jordi Bertran, known internationally as one of the master marionette puppeteers, presents a show in seven musical and theatre scenes where movement, suggestive details and natural gestures produce a hypnotic magnetism that will captivate the viewer.

Anthology, Jordi Bertran’s debut work, was released in 1987 and continues to form part of his repertoire to the present, visiting stages across the five continents for over twenty years.

Structured along the lines of a cabaret, Anthology’s scenes unfold in an elaborate sequence, combining the rhythm of the show with the emotional development of each one of the characters recreated by the puppeteer, who –through the puppet strings- brings to life well-known and imaginary characters, anonymous characters inspired by the circus, theatre or cultural world.

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Jordi Bertran, known internationally as one of the master marionette puppeteers, presents a show in seven musical and theatre scenes where movement, suggestive details and natural gestures produce a hypnotic magnetism that will captivate the viewer.

Anthology, Jordi Bertran’s debut work, was released in 1987 and continues to form part of his repertoire to the present, visiting stages across the five continents for over twenty years.

Structured along the lines of a cabaret, Anthology’s scenes unfold in an elaborate sequence, combining the rhythm of the show with the emotional development of each one of the characters recreated by the puppeteer, who –through the puppet strings- brings to life well-known and imaginary characters, anonymous characters inspired by the circus, theatre or cultural world.

Of all the range of puppets, marionettes require most technical skills because they are articulated and operated by the handler by tightening and loosening the string controls in order to direct the movement of the figure.

In Anthology, the scene is played out directly before the audience, bathed with delicate lighting.

Operated Jordi Bertran himself, in full view of the spectators, the relationship between the creator and object is transformed into a studied, precise and technically perfect choreography. This virtuoso performance is the result of many years of work, with every articulation, gesture or counterweight studied to perfection to ensure that the characters who parade in front of the viewer –Louis Armstrong, Dalí, Pau Casals, Pep Bou, the clown Toti Tipon…-are so alive that they conjure up the fragile world of soap bubbles, Dali’s surrealism or a hymn to peace by the master Casals.

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Seven marionettes make up the seven scenes that recreate the unique universe Jordi Bertran, a show loaded with symbolism and vitality: Anthology.

Of all the range of puppets, marionettes require most technical skills because they are articulated and operated by the handler by tightening and loosening the string controls in order to direct the movement of the figure.

In Anthology, the scene is played out directly before the audience, bathed with delicate lighting.

Operated Jordi Bertran himself, in full view of the spectators, the relationship between the creator and object is transformed into a studied, precise and technically perfect choreography. This virtuoso performance is the result of many years of work, with every articulation, gesture or counterweight studied to perfection to ensure that the characters who parade in front of the viewer –Louis Armstrong, Dalí, Pau Casals, Pep Bou, the clown Toti Tipon…-are so alive that they conjure up the fragile world of soap bubbles, Dali’s surrealism or a hymn to peace by the master Casals.

Fotografies MaDimitris

Seven marionettes make up the seven scenes that recreate the unique universe Jordi Bertran, a show loaded with symbolism and vitality: Anthology.

Author, director and interpretation

Jordi Bertran

Puppet creation

Jordi Bertran

Lighting and sound

Isabel Martínez

Costumes

Ma. Dolors Fernández

Photography

Areli Alarcón H.

Production

Companyia Jordi Bertran

Amb la col·laboració de:

Teia Moner, Dolors Fernandez, Toni Zafra, Pep Bou, Irene Montcada, Els Aquilinos, Marceline i Silvestre, Josep Guerra, Marta Alemany, Joan Vinuesa, Jordi Pinar, Miquel Gelabert i Axioma Teatro.

Author, director and interpretation

Jordi Bertran

Puppet creation

Jordi Bertran

Lighting and sound

Isabel Martínez

Costumes

Ma. Dolors Fernández

Photography

Areli Alarcón H.

Production

Companyia Jordi Bertran

With the collaboration of:

Teia Moner, Dolors Fernandez, Toni Zafra, Pep Bou, Irene Montcada, Els Aquilinos, Marceline i Silvestre, Josep Guerra, Marta Alemany, Joan Vinuesa, Jordi Pinar, Miquel Gelabert i Axioma Teatro.

1987

Premis FAD Sebastià Gasch d’arts parateatrals

Catalunya

1988

Revista Serra d’Or

Catalunya

1991

Special prize of the public

Théâtre d’Humour de Saint-Gervais

França

1991

Special prize to the best visual spectacle

XII Festival International Performance d’Acteur

Cannes, França

1991

Special prize of the public

Festival International de Marionnettes

Cannes, França

1992

 Special prize of the public

Théâtre d’Humour de Saint-Gervais

França

1994

Premi a la millor posada en escena

Mostra Internacional Titelles

Vall d’Albaida, València

1995

 Special mention

Festival de Porto

San Elpidio,Itàlia

2001

 Prize to the best interpretation

Mostra Internacional Titelles

Vall d’Albaida, València

2001

Prize to the best spectacle

Mostra Internacional Titelles

Vall d’Albaida, València

2007

Premiul Pentru Acuratetea si
virtuozitatea tehnich de Mânuire

Festivalul international al teatrului de animatie

Bucarest, Romania

2008

 Prize of the public to the best spectacle

Festival de Bonecos

Belo Horizonte, Brasil

1987

Premis FAD Sebastià Gasch d’arts parateatrals

Catalunya

1988

Revista Serra d’Or

Catalunya

1991

Special prize of the public

Théâtre d’Humour de Saint-Gervais

França

1991

Special prize to the best visual spectacle

XII Festival International Performance d’Acteur

Cannes, França

1991

Special prize of the public

Festival International de Marionnettes

Cannes, França

1992

Special prize of the public

Théâtre d’Humour de Saint-Gervais

França

1994

 Prize to the best putting in scene

Mostra Internacional Titelles

Vall d’Albaida, València

1995

Special mention

Festival de Porto

San Elpidio,Itàlia

2001

Prize to the best interpretation

Mostra Internacional Titelles

Vall d’Albaida, València

2001

Prize to the best spectacle

Mostra Internacional Titelles

Vall d’Albaida, València

2007

Premiul Pentru Acuratetea si
virtuozitatea tehnich de Mânuire

Festivalul international al teatrului de animatie

Bucarest, Romania

2008

Prize of the public to the best spectacle

Festival de Bonecos

Belo Horizonte, Brasil

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LAST PERFORMANCES

Circus (English)

CIRCUS is an experimental work with two techniques of artistic expression: The Clown and the Puppet. It is a sample of what Jordi Bertran has learned from masters such as: Chaplin, Lloid, Keaton, Marx Brothers, Rivel, Tatí,…. And Ferran Bertran (his father), who at the tables of family lunches, and with the with the help of a napkin or his hands he let out the art he carried inside.

A fun and poetic show for all audiences where the renowned puppeteer through small details, gestures and complicity, establishes a sincere connection with his audience.

CIRCUS is an experimental work with two techniques of artistic expression: The Clown and the Puppet. It is a sample of what Jordi Bertran has learned from masters such as: Chaplin, Lloid, Keaton, Marx Brothers, Rivel, Tatí,…. And Ferran Bertran (his father), who at the tables of family lunches, and with the with the help of a napkin or his hands he let out the art he carried inside.

A fun and poetic show for all audiences where the renowned puppeteer through small details, gestures and complicity, establishes a sincere connection with his audience.

Synopsis

CHARLOT’S DREAM

Charlot, one of the most famous characters of the first half of the 20th century, arised from the world of Cinema, will do an exhibition with his four-wheel rollers. This is an inspired scene from one of his films, “Modern Times”.

Rachel, the flower-seller, will be the Charlot’s scene parner, she is the muse that lives constantly on his dreams. This puppet is inspired by the character that sells violets in the film “City Lights”, by Charles Chaplin.

FRATEL·LO AND TITINA

 

Two funambulist clowns, will risk their lives to the rythm of Charles Chaplin music, upon the tightrope showing all what they feel one to each other.

A yellow flower will be symbol that represents their love.

TOTI

With this character, Jordi Bertran will get out the child spirit that lives in him, recovering his asleep clown.
With very simple objects like a paper cone or a napket, Toti achieves to comunicate with the public under a funny, tender and poetic relationship.

CHARLOT’S DREAM

 

Charlot, one of the most famous characters of the first half of the 20th century, arised from the world of Cinema, will do an exhibition with his four-wheel rollers. This is an inspired scene from one of his films, “Modern Times”.

Rachel, the flower-seller, will be the Charlot’s scene parner, she is the muse that lives constantly on his dreams. This puppet is inspired by the character that sells violets in the film “City Lights”, by Charles Chaplin.

FRATEL·LO AND TITINA

Two funambulist clowns, will risk their lives to the rythm of Charles Chaplin music, upon the tightrope showing all what they feel one to each other.
A yellow flower will be symbol that represents their love.

TOTI

With this character, Jordi Bertran will get out the child spirit that lives in him, recovering his asleep clown.
With very simple objects like a paper cone or a napket, Toti achieves to comunicate with the public under a funny, tender and poetic relationship.
Photograph by Juan Miguel Morales
This show is dessigned to be represented with direct contact with the public, whether if it is oudoors, indoors or without a stage. The proximity and the comunication with the characters is such developped that they could even be touched.
Every movement, every glance, every step from this puppets are considered with a deep presition. The aim to seduce the public, and getting them to think that the life that there is inside them is real and their flosses are mere fiction.
From puppets with a perfect contruction linked to long years of work in the manipulation an interpretation with the floss technique, big doses of poetry can be obtained, with the capability to create highly emoted sentiments to the public.
This is an experimental work which carries us to think about forgotten landscapes, where our oniric memories from our origins inhabit.
Photograph by Juan Miguel Morales

This show is dessigned to be represented with direct contact with the public, whether if it is oudoors, indoors or without a stage. The proximity and the comunication with the characters is such developped that they could even be touched.

Every movement, every glance, every step from this puppets are considered with a deep presition. The aim to seduce the public, and getting them to think that the life that there is inside them is real and their flosses are mere fiction.
From puppets with a perfect contruction linked to long years of work in the manipulation an interpretation with the floss technique, big doses of poetry can be obtained, with the capability to create highly emoted sentiments to the public.
This is an experimental work which carries us to think about forgotten landscapes, where our oniric memories from our origins inhabit.

Direction, Theatre art and
and Interpretation

Jordi Bertran

Scenography and props

Isabel Martínez

Puppets construction

Jordi Bertran

Musical selection

Jordi Bertran

Wardrobe

Paulette San Martin – Dolors Fernández

Photography

Jesus Atienza
Jean Charles Mandou
Peter Birk

Production

Companyia Jordi Bertran

Direction, Theatre art and
and Interpretation

Jordi Bertran

Scenography and props

Isabel Martínez

Puppets construction

Jordi Bertran

Musical selection

Jordi Bertran

Wardrobe

Paulette San Martin – Dolors Fernández

Photography

Jesus Atienza
Jean Charles Mandou
Peter Birk

Production

Companyia Jordi Bertran

2015

 Jury Prize

9th International Festival of Clowns of Valsequillo
Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

2015

Jury Prize

9th International Festival of Clowns of Valsequillo
Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

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LAST PERFORMANCES

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