One was living on the streets. One was beaten at school. One was tortured. One was a drug addict. One was in prison. Both come from middle-class families. Both have several children. Both act in films. One owns a house by the sea. Both know unemployment. One receives state benefits.
DOS VIDAS. TWO LIVES subjects the biographies of two actor friends to a comparison and stress test: Jorge Antonio Arias Cortez was born in May 1985 in Oruro in the Bolivian Altiplano, Nicola Fritzen in October 1978 in Berlin. Who arrives at which position with how much global seed capital? Who succeeds in living the “good life”, who cheats, who crashes?
The Santa Cruz “Palmasola” Rehabilitation Center is called the “prison town” due to a series of peculiarities that make its organization and form of coexistence unique. It was built to house 2,500 inmates. Currently, there are about 6,000 prisoners, men and women, approximately 40% of the country’s prison population. Of them, only 25% have a sentence, the rest are detained preventively.
KLARA through this proposal aims to answer the following questions. What are law and justice? Is there a difference in the application of the law, in theory and in practice? How is this prison organized? Is there a possibility of a dignified life if one is attached to justice?
These questions and others were raised to those deprived of liberty in a research process that includes interviews and workshops in which KLARA manages to discover the prisoners’ vision of prison, their daily lives and the question about the future.
A Swiss-Bolivian production
The show uses surtitles (supertitles) for non-Spanish and non-German speaking audiences.
Carlo Mô appears with a wall on his back, carrying everything he finds, with his absurd survival instinct.
Like the burdens of life, all this sometimes becomes something beloved and necessary, and other times a useless and endless work, similar to that of Sisyphus in Greek mythology or that of Diogenes accumulating emotions and memories.
Absurdity gives meaning to his life and perhaps to ours.
Indoors/ Outdoors version
To see, not just look. To experience, not just sense.
PANORAMA redefines the theatrical experience as its rotating viewing cabinet transforms reality into fantasy, provoking our senses and re-mystifying the world we inhabit.
PANORAMA’s innovative approach to theatre is based on a pop-up structure which rotates 360º on its own axis. Through a window, the audience experiences the world outside. Over progressive rotations that world starts to change, evolve, abstract. Not just through the actions and interventions of the actors outside, but also through the general public, who find themselves becoming an integral part the story. The observer is no longer simply a consumer of theatre, but co-creator of it.
An automaton side show/installation
Automatàrium is an installation inspired by the fairground attraction of coin-activated automatons constructed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
In this installation, actors are located within individual booths made of wood and methacrylate (imitating the old buildings) and activated with coins that the audience inserts in a slot.
Once a coin is inserted, colored bulbs light up and circus music plays. The performers begin mimicking the robotic and cyclical movements of the automatons, enacting short actions with elements of comedy, circus, magic, storytelling, song, and mime…
Below, is a promo video showing other configurations and characters + the recording of the performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.
The show has been to the following festivals:
Come and See Showcase (Catalonia)
Festival Comic de Figueres (Catalonia)
ITFOK Festival (India)
SESC Sao Paulo Festival de circo (Brazil)
Festival Mundial do Circo (Brazil)
El Parc De Les Meravelles (Catalonia)
Merce Arts de Carrer Festival (Catalonia)
Freiburg Kulturboerse (Germany)
Pforzheim Festival (Germany)
Fito Festival (Galicia)
Fundao Festival (Portugal)
Palo Alto Market (Catalonia)
Schloss Spektakel (Germany)
Terrassa modernist fair (Catalonia)
Barcelona modernist fair (Catalonia)
Mostra Igualada (Catalonia)
MACBA museum (Catalonia)
Xalaro Festival (Catalonia)
Argentona Festa Major (Catalonia)
MAF Festival (Spain)
Canet’s modernist fair (Catalonia)
L’Escala, Festa Major (Catalonia)
Miramiro Festival (Belgium)
Sziget Festival (Hungary)
University of Florida (USA)
Singapore Night Festival (Singapore)
Show recommended by Time Out Barcelona. See article HERE
Tech specs/Dossier by clicking: AUTOMATARIUM
As you can see in this video here, the show is good both for outdoors/indoors
An artistic hairdressing show with a musical groove
Get your head together!
An artistic hairdressing show with a musical groove.
The Catalan group from Barcelona takes an excentric and colourful beauty salon onstage, where creation and fantasy have no limit. With two hairdressers and a DJ, the show recycles and transforms quotidian things into unique objects that give the final touch to the stunning head sculptures created live on the more daring members of the public.
Together with the music, the hairstyles recreate a universe full of fantasy where the wildest dreams are possible. Sienta la Cabeza combines hairdressing and art to give a new meaning to audience participation, whilst the music creates an exotic soundtrack that adds dimension and colour to creation of the hairstyles.
Literally a show that will make your hair stand on end, this is for you to see , hear, and try… if you dare!
More under: http://www.sientalacabeza.com