Noorderzon & Fernando Rubio

Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen is the somewhat curious combination of a cutting-edge international art festival and a large-scale summer fest for 135,000 visitors. The heart of the festival is the idyllic Noorderplantsoen (a city park) where, for eleven summer days, a freely accessible festival village appears almost out of nowhere to provide a setting for theatre, dance, music, literature and visual art in combination with eating, drinking and social encounters. Performances take place in tents or on outdoor stages in the Noorderplantsoen, as well as at many locations in the inner city of Groningen (Noorderzon DownTown).
Fernando Rubio is a director, dramaturg, visual artist and actor.
Since 1998 is involved in projects that seak the reformulation of theatrical space and the interaction with spectators.
His work has toured for years in different festivals, musea, art centers, theatres and public spaces both in Argentina and internationally. His plays have been translated to german, english, portuguese, dutch, italian and french.
In 1999 he founded the company Brazo Largo, together with reknown argentinean actor and director Norman Briski, and in 2001 the company INTIMOTEATROITINERANTE. 

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