Barcelona cultura

No passa cada dia que algú ens necessiti (de fet, no és gens habitual que algú ens necessiti)

Dir.: Carme Portaceli

Teatre Grec | 04/07 - 05/07

Grec Festival

Actors, singers, texts, choreographs and audiovisuals... Good times, critical times... A journey from classical to present-day texts to explain and celebrate our being together, alive and able to meet up at the Grec.

Theatre is the opposite of isolation; theatre is a gathering of people, a community that lets itself get carried away with poetry and which breathes and dreams together. The word, so discredited today, must bring us together. And its force must keep us together. At the moment, it's already got a few big names from the worlds of theatre and music up on stage who, today, are sharing with the audience an evening made of dreams, words written by many authors who have wondered and felt the same as us we do now: from Shakespeare to Daniel Defoe who portrayed the spread of the plague in London in 1722; from Ibsen to Camus who wondered how humanity would save itself from its existential absurdity, to Caryl Churchill; from Charlotte Brontë to the German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, who speaks to us in a article written in confinement on a man who coughs and a few other things, to the Polish writer Magda Fertacz and from Isabel Allende to Oscar Wilde. These writers and many others bring us their reflections as they star in an evening made of words, but music too, featuring what Vivaldi composed yesterday and what three great singers from Catalonia with African roots are singing today. And there will be images too, in video format, which will be filling the stage, a space that the artists, donning masks or keeping to the mandatory social distancing, will be occupying at all times. They will be reciting texts, singing songs and screening images to remind us of how necessary culture is and how soothing the effect produced on us is in hard times. Today, with culture and imagination, we are celebrating the most essential of things: we are here, we are breathing and, with all these dreams we share, we are giving life, once again and despite everything, to the Barcelona Grec Festival.  Beckett says it through Vladimir in Waiting for Godot: “But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not.”

A 2020 Barcelona Grec Festival production


Artistic card

Dramaturgy: Albert Boronat, Judith Pujol, Carme Portaceli Director: Carme Portaceli Performers: Carme Conesa, Carlota Olcina, Inma Cuevas, Gabriela Flores, Pilar Matas, Rosa Renom, Carlota Ferrer, Jordi Collet, Ferran Carvajal, Nao Albet, Borja Luna, David Fernández Fabu, Mohamed el Bouhali, Eduard Farelo among others Live music performed by: The Sey Sisters (Edna, Kathy, Yolanda) Dance: Sol Picó

Staging: Paco Azorín Audiovisual design: Miquel Àngel Raió Costumes: Carlota Ferrer Choreography: Ferran Carvajal Lighting: David Picazo Sound track: Jordi Collet Assistant director: Judith Pujol


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Discipline Theater

Dates and schedules Saturday 4/7 - 22:00 H Sunday 5/7 - 22:00 H

Space Teatre Grec

Duration90 min


Price15 €

Other criteria Coproduction


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