Less than a month ago, I had the privilege of being hired for the Barruguet Festival in Santa Eulària del Riu, on the wonderful island of Ibiza.

Children enjoying the street games in the pedestrian areas of Santa Eulària del Riu.
Children enjoying street games | PHOTO: VILLEGAS PHOTO

From 26th to 28th May 2023, Santa Eulària del Riu became a stage full of colour and joy. More than 20 plays, specially selected for children and young audiences, came to life in different parts of the town.

From classics to contemporary stories, each performance transported the audience to a magical world.

Papirus performance at the España Theatre in Santa Eulària del Riu in the context of the Barruguet 2023 Festival.
Performance of Papirus at the España Theatre | PHOTO: VILLEGAS PHOTO

As a photographer, my main goal was to capture the essence of each play, conveying the emotions and energy that came out of each performance.

From the enthusiasm of the actors to the expressions of astonishment on the children’s faces, every fleeting moment became an image through my lens.

In addition to the theatrical performances, the Barruguet Festival also hosted a series of professional conferences that brought together leading professionals from the performing arts.

This space for meeting, exchange and debate was a catalyst for the growth and evolution of children’s theatre. As a photographer, I witnessed the passionate discussions and the flow of creative ideas that emerged during these days.

Workshop given by Rosa Diaz as part of the Professional Days of the Barruguet 2023 Festival.
Rosa Díaz during the workshop in the framework of the professional days | PHOTO: VILLEGAS PHOTO

Me siento agradecido por haber sido parte de esta experiencia única. A través de mi trabajo, he podido capturar momentos llenos de magia y emoción pudiendo compartirlos con el mundo. Espero con ansias el próximo año, cuando el Festival Barruguet celebre su décimo aniversario, y poder presenciar y capturar los momentos aún más especiales que están por venir.