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- Born in 1949, Barcelona .

- B.A. degree in Spanish Literature and Language, University of Barcelona .

- In 1972 travelled in Italy , Turkey , Iran and Afghanistan . He moved to Denmark in 1972 and lived in Portugal from 1974 to 1975.

- In 1976 he founded the puppet company La Fanfarra together with Mariona Masgrau and Eugenio Navarro. Writer for the majority of the Fanfarra's productions until 1992.

- Created the character Malic, an Iberian Adventurer, protagonist of most of the company's shows until 1992.

- With his solo show “Two Hands”, and other productions by La Fanfarra , Toni Rumbau has toured the world, performing in most of E urope, in Scandinavia , Morocco , Egypt , Lebanon , Turkey , Pakistan , India , China , Russia , Brazil and Argentina .

- In1984, with La Fanfarra , he opened the Malic Theatre in Barcelona , Spain 's first fringe theatre. The theatre received the Critics' Special Prize (1991), The Barcelona City Prize for Theatre (1992) and the FAD Prize (1993).

- In 1993 Toni Rumbau established the Festival of Pocket Opera, Barcelona , of which he is the director (and which had its tenth edition in 2005).

- In 1999, he premièred his solo show “Double and Shadow”, in the Barcelona summer Arts Festival (Grec'99).

- In 2001, première of the opera “Euridice and the Puppets of Charon”, for which he wrote the libretto, with music by Joan Albert Amargós (Festival Grec 2001).

- In October 2002 he published his first novel, “ La Catedral de las Ruinas”, edited by Arola Editores.

- In November 2002 he created the network: Mediterranean Puppets and Shadow Puppets. In December 2002 he closed the Malic Theatre, after its eighteen year existence.

- In autumn 2003 he was an invited resident Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation, (Study Centre for the Arts and Humanities, Liguria , Italy ), where he wrote the opera libretto “Doble Sombra”, a project with the Italian composer Federico Ermirio.

- He is currently the director, with Dietrich Grosse, of the Festival of New and Pocket Opera, Barcelona .

- In October 2005 he presented his book “Pipe Smoking or the Cauldron of Dreams”, with photographs by Albert Fortuny, published by Arola Editores.

- 2005 also saw the première of the Cantata “The Conference of the Children” with text by Toni Rumbau and music by Joan Albert Amargós, a commission by the Auditorium of Barcelona.



Tel: +34 93 301 80 76 / +34 93 231 81 56 / +34 659 454 879

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