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The Bag Lady

by The Bag Lady Theatre (Poland & Spain)



The performance Bag Lady has a Jim Henson Foundation Seed Grant 2011. In 2013 received a performing Special Price in the “International Puppets Festival la Vall D`Albaida”, Spain.


"Bag Lady," by Malgosia Szkandera, a Spanish artist of Polish

descent, is a most original gift. (...) It is made with a playful

driving impulse, an overfowing imagination, and zero assumptions.

- Javier Vallejo "El Pais"


It was her stay in New York that gave shape to a few remnants, recycled by Szkandera herself, to form a new and unique spectacle. (...) In a subtle, delicate and evocative way, "Bag Lady" delves into what is behind unconventional individuals who possess a memory. 

- César Blanco “ El Norte de Castilla”

The Show:

Bag lady is the story of a lonely woman who plays using the

simplest objects to build her own world. Alone, with the whole body, exploring the wordless poetry of silence, each plastic bag becomes a different character in her hands, and as a gift, will take us to discover and live different moments, all built with white plastic bags. "Bag Lady" travels through her past and memories, imbued with their own desires and fantasies all of these characters and moments...

A dancer who can not dance until she fnds her own heart, a gentleman who is looking for his loved woman, and a geisha who uses a simple bamboo cane as a flute or as an instrument of death...

...But is she a crazy old-fashioned woman or does she hide a

passionate past...?

...Who is "Bag Lady"?

There are no words on "Bag Lady", only a perfect combination

of music, images, songs...and silence.


The Company:

The Bag Lady Theater is an international company which works withinthe boundaries of object theatre and puppets, mainly following a modern style, using physical theatre and visual poetry as tools and songs and silence as means of expression towards a scenic creation 


This company is supported by: INAEM (National Institute for the scenic arts and music), FUNDACIÓN SIGLO (Foundation dedicated to the Culture and Arts in the spanish region of Castilla and León) and also by INSTITUTO CERVANTES (Offcial Bureau for the Spanish Culture).

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