25th Winter Circus of the Ateneu Popular 9 Barris
Dir: Philine Dahlmann / Eva Ordóñez (My!Laika)
Mercat de les Flors - Sala Ovidi Montllor 22/07 - 24/07
The Winter Circus was created in 1996 by the Ateneu Popular 9 Barris cultural centre and circus school to facilitate the creation of companies that would help to consolidate the contemporary circus scene in Barcelona. The show, which is always led by a different artist or collective, is staged at Christmas at the Ateneu Popular 9 Barris and then, depending on its success, taken on tour around Catalonia, the rest of the Spanish State and even around the world. This was the case with Circus Klezmer, which is one of the most performed shows created through this initiative. Last Christmas, to celebrate its first 25 years, the Winter Circus committed to a large or medium-sized format show in partnership with the Festival Grec de Barcelona. This is no coincidence, given that the two directors of Fins i tot la foscor are members of the My!Laika company, which performed at the 2013 Barcelona Grec Festival with Popcorn Machine (A Domestic Apocalypse), a show with a neo-futurist aesthetic filled with quasi-Dadaist elements in constant flirtation with the absurd. This same style is echoed in the show created by Eva Ordóñez, Philine Dahlmann and the seven artists they have chosen to undertake a journey through time and guilt in a tragicomic style. They will do so with circus techniques, such as the trapeze, contortion and cloud swing, but also using theatrical performance, the choreographies of the dancer Junyi Sun, and the live music and performance art of Emiliano Pino. With these elements they will build a space that, while perhaps forming part of reality, also runs parallel to it in a disconcerting and often anachronistic universe. Creation, guilt and freedom are some of the subjects covered by scenes that mix diverse aesthetics and invite us to see texts that we consider to be sacred or classic through different eyes and to ask what differentiates them from other narrations and fictions... such as this very show.
A Grec 2021 Festival de Barcelona and Bidó de Nou Barris co-production.
With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council Institute of Culture, Xarxa Transversal, the National Institute of the Scenic Arts and Music, and Barcelona Activa.
The show has had residencies at the Espai de Circ Cronopis, Tub d’assaig, La Central de Circ and Ateneu Popular 9 Barris.
It is recommend for spectators aged 12 and above.
Directors: Philine Dahlmann, Eva Ordóñez Performers: Emiliano Pino, Dominique Joannon, Laura Esposito, Julie Bergez, Elise Bjerkelund, Junyi Sun Choreographer: Junyi Sun, in collaboration with the company Lighting designer: Ivan Tomasevic Sound designers: Emiliano Pino, Philine Dalhmann, Anatole Petit Live music performer: Emiliano Pino, in collaboration with the company Costumer designer: Mariona Signes Scenographers: Mariona Signes, Salvatore Frasca Poster illustrator: Chamo San
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