Guatemalan puppet theatre company. Founded in 1987 in Guatemala City under the direction of Luis Fernando Juárez, the objective of Grupo Teatral Centauro (Centaur Theatre Group, also called Compañía Teatral Centauro) is to give children a new vision of theatre and its language. The company combines puppets, body language, acting, dance, masks, mime and music. La Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood), Las Aventuras de Coyotín (The Adventures of Coyotín), Planeta Mágico (Magic Planet), La Tortuga y la Liebre (The Hare and the Tortoise) are among the company’s repertoire of puppet plays that it presents in schools and cultural institutions in Guatemala.

(See Guatemala.)