It already happened in Beasts, seen last a few months ago at the Mercat de les Flors and that, with a horse and some birds on set, it was the company's last creation before this new two-piece set. Now, the French-Catalan company, made up of Camille Decourtye and Blaï Mateu Trias (son of the well-known clown Tortell Poltrona) take the first delivery of the diptych Là, to the Barcelona stage. Là sur la falaise, if predictions are correct, can be seen in 2019. Both pieces, conceived as communicating vessels, begin from the same impulse of exploring opposites (between black and white, between balance and imbalance) as well as the many different sides to working with animals. Là, a montage of two humans, a microphone, a crow called Gus and two colours: the same black and white as the bird’s feathers. Here, Decourtye and Mateu explore the concepts of balance and imbalance, while trying to find the limits of the human voice, rhythm and light. Above them, free on stage, the crow represents the world of beliefs and superstitions, but also freedom and agility. All this takes place on an immaculately bright stage that, gradually, turn in an exploration of duality, one of the signs of identity in this piece.
Perhaps, as the creators themselves point out, Là works as a prologue to the future La falaise, the second piece that we will see next year and which has eight performers, the same two colours (white and black) that link to Là and some animal collaborators, including a horse and some birds.
As usual, Baró d'evel collaborates here once again with Maria Muñoz and Pep Ramis, members of the dance company Mal Pelo, but also with the author and playwright Barbara Métais-Chastanier.
A production of the Baró d'Evel Company, the Grec 2018 Festival of Barcelona, the Teatre Lliure in Barcelona, the Montpellier Danse 2018 festival, the Théâtre Garonne, scène européenne, Espace Malraux, scène nationale de Chambéry, TheâtredelaCité - CDN Toulouse Occitanie, Pronomade (s) in Haute-Garonne, CNAR, L'Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan, CIRCa, national circus pigeon, Auch Gers Occitanie, Les Halles de Schaerbeek - Bruxelles, le Prato, international théâtre de quartier, pôle national cirque de Lille, L’Estive, scène nationale de Foix et de l’Ariège, Festival BAD en Bilbao (in progress)
This show benefits from the PYRENART cross-border cooperation project, within the framework of the Interreg V-A Spain-France-Andorra POCTEFA 2014-2020 program - European Funds for Regional Development (ERDF)
With the help of the MC93, scène nationale de Seine-Saint-Denis à Bobigny and l’Animal a l’esquena in Celrà.
With the help of the creation of DGCA, the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Conseil départemental de la Haute-Garonne.
The company is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and Communication - Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée and the Region Occitanie / Pyrénées - Méditerranée
Author: Camille Decourtye, Blaï Mateu Trias Performers: Camille Decourtye, Blaï Mateu Trias, el corb Gus Staging collaboration: Maria Muñoz – Pep Ramis / Mal Pelo Dramaturgy collaboration: Barbara Métais-Chastanier Scenography: Lluc Castells Scenography Assistant: Mercè Lucchetti Music collaboration / Sound concept: Fanny Thollot Lighting design: Adèle Grépinet Costume design: Céline Sathal Stage construction: Jaume Grau, Pere Camp Technical director: Cyril Monteil Stage manager: Flavien Renaudon Sound: Brice Martin Production and dissemination: Marie Bataillon / Laurent Ballay Photography: François Passerini
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