Sònia Gardés is a storyteller, puppeteer and theatre maker from Barcelona based in Glasgow. In her career she has worked with young audiences, from babies to teenagers, as well as with adults. Her stories are interactive and in them she often makes use of her many skills, such as puppetry, physicality, music and teaching languages like Spanish and Catalan.
Sònia is a chameleonic storyteller who loves tailoring events exploring folk tales, contemporary writers and personal narratives. She is passionate about stories that reflect on environmentalism, the community, feminism and the celebration of diversity.
In her career as a storyteller, Sònia has worked with many local communities and organisations, like the Wee Spanish Mobile Library, The Hidden Gardens, the Swap Market, the Forestry Commission, Playbase and Glasgow Women’s Library, and she has also performed internationally in Scotland, England, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Recent work includes the development of What I Know (about what my Grandfather didn’t know), presenting Sònia’s research on her exiled Great-Grandfather and the intergenerational trauma that the family has carried since the Spanish Civil War. Acclaimed by audiences, and with a four stars review by The Herald, the show has been performed in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Amsterdam.
(Photo credit: Jassy Earl)