In addition to the Winter Olympics, which have just started in South Korea; 2018 will also be the year of the “8th THEATRE OLYMPICS 2018”. From 17 February to 8 April, seventeen cities in the country will be holding shows from all over the world.

The theatre company, Markeliñe will be participating in these Olympics with its show “Around the World in 80 Boxes” on 6 March in New Delhi and on 8 March in Calcutta in collaboration with the Spanish Cervantes Institute in India. A show that is now 20 years old. What better way to celebrate the occasion than by taking part in this prestigious event?

Since its release in 1998, this Markeliñe production has been performed domestically and internationally, it has been repeatedly performed at events, and has been enjoyed by several generations.

“Around the World in 80 Boxes” was a novelty when it was released, winning the FETEN 1999 Award and the MAX 2000 Award to the Best Children’s Show. This production introduced a new way of creating family and children’s shows by proposing a new type of expression that enables the audience, whether young or old, to build universal, poetic and emotional stories based on suggestions. A key feature of Markeliñe when creating and producing its shows.

The “THEATRE OLYMPICS” is an initiative that arose in 1993 in Greece, promoted by the director Theodoros Terzopoulos, Heiner Mülle, Robert Wilson and Nuria Espert among others. This event brings together outstanding international figures from this field. It was designed as a platform to share and create synergies among the various fields of the performing arts.

In India, “Around the World in 80 Boxes” will share a timeless, universal, and simple way of producing theatre. After all, our three main characters will be travelling around the world, without leaving a warehouse and using 80 cardboard boxes as their means of transport.