In the Asturian city of Gijon, the European Fair of Performing Arts for children celebrates a very special 25th edition. The fair brings together a numerous audience as well as accredited professionals during six intense days, with the staging of more than 150 presentations from 73 companies.
This year, nine new shows will be premiered during FETEN. Marcel Gros and Mons Dansa I Educació (Catalonia), La Canica and La Familia Scalofrini (Madrid), Teatro de Malta (Castilla – La Mancha), and La Carreta Teatro (Valencia) will be the protagonists of the premier section.
The 73 companies come from Argentina, France, Chile, Finland, Holland, Ireland and 15 autonomous communities from Spain. One more year where FETEN surpasses participation records, registering 618 received shows from 18 different countries, against 580 sent last year.
Consolidated as an encounter, an opportunity to meet and debate for the many programmers, distributors and creators that faithfully turn up every year, FETEN is a leader in the analysis of new creative trends, as well as in the impulse of the cultural market that, year after year, strengthens the sector to face the sustainability difficulties in the Performing Arts.
Organized by the Municipal Cultural and Education Foundation, Popular University and the Gijon City Hall, FETEN is sponsored, among others, by the National Institution for the Performing Arts, INAEM and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Asturias.