The company El Espejo Negro receives the ASSITEJ Spain 2021 National Award. 

The partners of ASSTITEJ Spain. Performing Arts for Children and Youth have decided to award the prize to the company from Malaga El Espejo Negro. 

A company, created in 1989 by Ángel Calvente, which since its inception has pursued the dignity of the world of puppetry. The Black Mirror is one of the most prestigious and influential Spanish companies, and one of the main exponents of the possibilities of puppet theatre.  

The shows of The Black Mirror are usually provocative and innovative and have marked a new style and a very original way of doing theater with puppets. The creations of Angel Calvente, founder of the company, are often awarded and praised by critics and the public thanks to their surprising aesthetic and technical quality. This great success has made them a benchmark. 

ASSITEJ Spain awards each year, since 1990, the National Award, of an honorary nature and without financial endowment, to a person or entity in recognition of their career and their work for the benefit of the performing arts for children and youth. An award that is proposed and decided by the entire performing arts sector for children and youth. 

The award ceremony will take place within the framework of FETEN (European Fair of Performing Arts for Boys and Girls of Gijón/Xixón) which will be held from February 12 to 18, 2022.