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Between 1944 and 1974, Barcelona was a hotspot for masters of the marionette. During that time, Herta Frankel, a native-born Austrian, set up shop in Taxonera. Some may recognise Frankel from her reign on Spanish television with the group Los Vieneses. From January 19th until February 20th, photographs of Frankel's performances and troupe are on display at the Civic Center in her old neighbourhood.
The event coincides with the 25th anniversary of Frankel's marionette troupe, Compñia de Marionetas Herta Frankel, which calls Tibidabo home. The troupe, still active with performances, workshops and a marionette museum, invite Frankel admirers to visit and admire a hands-on puppetry experience. Check them out online at: www.marionetarium.com/