Insectotròpics is an artistic collective founded in 2011 in Barcelona. Made up of practitioners from different artistic fields, the group experiment by fusing and interacting between our various disciplines and artistic languages, to create new multidisciplinary performances. The work of Insectotròpics is a long-term commitment, focussed on developing a new relationship with the wider world of the arts by finding their own unusual and unique artistic language.

Insectotròpics is made up of painters Xanu and iex cosmonauta, musician Tullis Rennie, video-explorers VVV, Laia Ribas and producer Maria Thorson.

Our first show, La Caputxeta Galactica, which combines live video, painting, theatre and music, is a version of the traditional story of Little Red Riding Hood. It was first presented in March 2012 in Barcelona with great success.

We were commissioned by the Barcelona City Council to make a children’s adaptation of the show, which was presented at the festival Món Llibre (April 2012).

Our second show, Bouazizi, co-produced by Fira Tarrega TNT – CAET Terrassa is based on the story of Mohamed Bouazizi and the start of the Arab Spring. It was first presented in September 2013 at Fira Tarrega.

In December 2013, in collaboration with playwright Esteve Soler, choreographer Pere Faura and scenographer Jordi Queralt, we created the show for the Catalan Literature Gala Nit de Santa Llucia, transmitted live by national TV.

In 2015 we won two awards. The Premi BBVA de Teatre 2015 award for best show for La Caputxeta Galàctica and the Fi-Performing Arts Price 2015 awarded by the Creativity and Innovation Direction of the Barcelona Culture Institute for the show Buy Me! This last show was also nominated by the Critics Award as the best Street Art Show 2015.

Buy Me! big scale show that inaugurated Fira Tàrrega in September 2015, is the third show by the company.

Since our creation, we have presented our shows in festivals in more than 14 countries including most European countries as well as Brazil, Colombia and South Korea.