Naranjarte (OrangeArt) combine the magic and intrigue of Puppetry and Circus with the passion of Spain, delighting audiences across the globe on their world tour.
Naranjarte is a Nomad Spanish company with Ana Lorite and Sergio Aguilar, that mix the arts of puppetry and circus. Born in 2011 from the merger of two artists with experience in theatre and circus, Naranjarte uses puppets and marionettes that the artists themselves have designed and built.
Having received an honourable mention for her final degree project with the investigation “Puppetry in English Language Teaching”, Ana seeks to broaden her knowledge by combining her expertise in Puppetry with her husband and partner Sergio in Circus. Naranjarte started a new project in September 2017. From Spain to Malawi in Africa, passing through Europe, Asia, Australia and South America, Naranjarte is expanding its research worldwide and visit numerous schools in different countries in order to prove the benefits in using Puppetry and Circus in Language Teaching.
Investigation “Puppetry and Circus: a trip around the world’s schools”
2- Practice: Naranjarte will work on a particular language subject with the students by using the 4 main types of puppetry and circus to develop the 4 skills of a language (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) or to work on different aspects of communication through visual stimuli and using puppets and circus in the lesson.
3- At the end of the observation and practice phases, by way of exchange and to thank the school, Naranjarte will offer one show for all the school, suitable for all audiences.
“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 Hendricks – Music and permaculture teacher at Green School Bali, Indonesia.
Caroline Astell-Burt – Director of London School of Puppetry and at that time member of the Skipton Puppet Festival Committee, U.K.
Kerryn Palmer – Teacher at the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, Nueva Zelanda.
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