The Per Poc puppet company was founded in 1989 around a desire to develop puppet theatre. This interest in popularizing the world of puppets has led to different collaborative work with the plastic arts, cinema, music and the audiovisual world.
In its approach to music, the Per Poc company has produced different works: Master Peter’s Puppet Show, by Manuel de Falla (2022); The Puss in Boots, by Charles Perrault with baroque music (2020); Petrushka, by Igor Stravinsky (2016); The soldier’s tale, by Igor Stravinsky (2011); The little Sweep, by Benjamin Britten (2009); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Felix Mendelssohn (2008); Romeo and Juliet, by Sergei Prokofiev (2006); The Nutcracker, by P.I. Tchaicovsky (2000) and Peter and the Wolf, by Sergei Prokofiev (1998). Its shows has been presented on famous stages such as The Great Theatre of Liceu in Barcelone, The Royal Theatre Opera House in Madrid, the Wiener Konzerthaus, Auditorium Maison de la Radio in Paris, Haus des Rundfunk in Berlin, Verdi Theatre in Florence, the National Musical Theatre of Moscow, the National Theatre in Peru, the Teatro Mayor in Bogota, the Cairo Opera House, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Castell de Peralada International Music Festival, the Concert Hall in Taipei, etc.
The company has also worked with more than 50 symphony orchestras including the Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, Rundfunk Simfonieorchester Berlin, the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Tonkünstler Orchestre, the Toscana Symphony Orchestra, the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Principado de Asturias, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Wienner Kammerphilarmonie, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Panamá, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga, the Bogota Philarmonic Orchestra, the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra or the Caracas Symphonic Orchestra.
In cinema, Per Poc has worked with the director Terry Gilliam on the film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2000). Part of this work can be seen in the documentary Lost in La Mancha. The last collaboration with cinema has been with Maite Carpio in her film Jesús of Nazareth, the man (2012).