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Pepa Plana Company

Ateneu Popular 9 Barris 10/07 - 11/07

What happens when the so-called classic clowns are female not male but with payasas? One of the greatest Catalan female clowns and their team has successfully altered the traditional circus.

Pepa Plana herself is one of the best female contributors to the clown theatre world. Today, there are a few women that put on the red nose, but has anyone dared to make, with women only, the most classic shows of the clown's repertoire? Let’s try it, thought Pepa Plana. In this show she plays the character of Payasa Augusta and in complicity with Noël Olivé being Payasa Blanca. Here are two heroines of the 21st century trying to survive situations, classical or not, that their condition of clowns offers. They are in the hands of director Joan Arqué to reinvent those classics and revive tradition in a female way, overlapping with the stories of female artists in a men’s world. Hence, humor and poetry here’s a show in which protagonists play, but they also bite.

An actress clown, who is not only a reference in the Catalan Arts scene, but she also has an international prestige. National Prize of Culture of the Generalitat in 2014, she has created ten shows so far, has worked with Cirque du Soleil and has shared the stage with figures such as the passed away Joan Montanyès "Monti" and Joan Valentí "Nan". She is accompanied on stage by Noël Olivé, a theater, film and television actress who has worked with directors such as Calixto Bieito, Oriol Broggi or Magda Puyo, and in the cinema, with names such as Cesc Gay, Isabel Coixet, Francesc Bellmunt and Rosa Vergés. It is directed by Joan Arqué, who combines his clown work with the direction and he has directed or co-directed Pals (with Leandro Mendoza, in Grec 2015) or Històries d’Istanbul, A contrapeu (Grec 2017), among many others. In addition, he is part of the company Rhum i Cia with which he has performed in shows such as Rhum (Grec 2014), Rhumia (Grec 2016) and Gran Reserva (Grec 2021).


A production of La Vaca Flaca

Artistic card

Autorship: Pepa Plana, Noël Olivé, Joan Arqué Direction: Joan Arqué Interpretation: Pepa Plana (Payasa Augusta), Noël Olivé (Payasa Blanca) Scenography: Xavier Erra Assistant to direction: Inés García Costumes: Rosa Solé, Imma Ebjol Choreography: Roger Julià Lighting: Yuri Plana Music: Lluís Cartes Music and voice in Tirallonga de Monosíl·labs: Rosa Pou Photography: Aureli Sendra, Tony Lara


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Discipline Circus

Dates and schedules Saturday 10/7 - 20:00 H Sunday 11/7 - 20:00 H

Space Ateneu Popular 9 Barris

Duration 70 min

Language Catalan and Spanish

Price 10 €


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