We have been in…

From Spain to New Zealand,

passing through Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.

More than 200 shows around the world


Who are we?

Naranjarte, partnership formed by Ana Lorite and Sergio Aguilar in 2011, offers a combination of puppetry and juggling. After developing their careers as performers and educators in Spain, they embarked on a new adventure. From September 2017 to January 2020, they developed a world tour and an educational project: “Puppets and circus: a trip around the world’s schools”. They visited more than 20 schools in 14 different countries, performed over 200 shows, and interviewed 80 international teachers and puppeteers as part of their research. They are based in their chosen home: Aotearoa/NZ

What do we offer?

Puppets, juggling & clown for your School Holidays.

Let yourself wander into the world of magical imagination.

A 30-month journey around the world exploring puppetry and circus.

What do others say about us:

“It was a great experience for our students to have participated in the Naranjarte program. They observed, learned, tried, played, had a lot of fun not only learning Spanish but also the art, magic and charm of the puppets, juggling and especially the great human warmth and professionalism of Ana and Sergio. It has been such a good experience recommended for all students and teachers. “

Tomás Renna – Spanish Teacher at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Koutu, Rotorua, New Zealand.

“Ana and Sergio generously came and spent time sharing their expertise with a small group of Wellington theatre practitioners at Victoria University. It was wonderful to get an insight into their work and in particular the power and beauty of puppetry. They were articulate and engaging presenters who enlightened and inspired us with their work.”

Kerryn Palmer – Teacher at the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

“Naranjarte is superb and unique. Never before have I met such passionate educators and learners who bring such joy and fun to their audience and students while also teaching so effectively. I think their methods will prove useful in the transition of how we do education as transformation. The positive impact they have on the lives of the people they touch is felt after lessons and greatly enrich the experience of intercultural communication, unity in diversity, global community and peace to the people and places they visit. I hope to get to work with them again.”

Brett HendricksMusic and permaculture teacher at Green School Bali, Indonesia.

“Naranjarte performed at Skipton International Puppet Festival (2013) an exotic and mysterious mixture of puppetry and physical theatre presented by two beautiful artistes. Large crowds gathered whenever they performed, but what was equally touching was the way they approached all ages, young children and the extremely aged drawing them into tiny individual performances or into their main show. These performers proved to be the stars of the outdoor work.”

Caroline Astell-Burt, director of the London School of Puppetry, U.K.

“Thank you so much for bringing the joy and mystery of puppetry to our students. You have truly touched the hearts and souls of many. These precious memories have now been etched in our heart forever. Thank you again for the truly remarkable humans that you are and sharing your passions with us. I am honoured to have met you both. I laughed and cried watching the heartfelt engagement of our beautiful students. Sergio and Ana certainly are unique and gorgeous humans who have bought a special gift to the whole Support Unit.”

Meaghan Goerlach – Head Teacher at the Support Unit and Special Education Teacher at Vincentia High School, NSW, Australia.

“Naranjarte have, for two consecutive years, accompanied us in our 7th and 8th International Puppet Theatre Festivals at le Poët Laval in south east France. They have been an invaluable presence with frequent programmed performances and any number of additional street pieces where, every time the audiences, young and old have been enthralled and greatly amused. They are very skilled and creative and their input in giving circus and puppetry workshops to people of all ages has been each time a great asset to the Festival. I would recommend them as a presence in any festival. They also are of great good humor and energy.”

Deborah Maurice – Director of Estampes International Puppet Festival and Director of Compagnie Samildanach, France.

“Naranjarte has participated in several TitiriUVa programs, in their artistic and investigative role. The conferences given by the company have been of great importance to the attendees, all of whom were very satisfied with the activity and took many lessons within themselves. The content of the communications is highly innovative, of great quality and rigor and opens a gap for research in this field in Spain. “

Dra. Carmen Gómez Redondo – UVA University of Segovia, Spain.

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