27 October 2011
The Deputy Consul General of Spain Javier Gutierrez yesterday joined the children of Shu’fat camp in an animals muppet show at the Shu’fat camp services committee centre.
The show was organised in cooperation with the Consulate General of Spain, Spanish Cooperation Office in Jerusalem and the UNRWA education programme in the West Bank. El-Retablo Muppet Theatre, which has won many international prizes in the field of puppet performances, presented the show.
“It is a good opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the Spanish government and UNRWA, since the Spanish government is a main partner and donor for UNRWA. We are happy because the Palestinian children have the opportunity to share the things and shows they see with the Spanish children,” Mr Gutierrez explained.
The theatre depends on the techniques of sound and movement. It is a concert of small histories concerning the animal world. Objects, elements and diverse materials are transformed into animals, animated beings whose forms, colours, sounds, rhythms and movements draw varied scenic scores that captivate and amaze both children and adults.
El-Retablo Muppet Theatre was founded in 1987. The company has held more than 100 performances in Spain and abroad, showing diverse spectacles. The theatre will continue its shows across the West Bank to include UNRWA schools in Shu’fat and Balata refugee camps, Jerusalem and Bethlehem.