Agrupación Señor Serrano (ES)
13 -14 July 2021
There is a widely diffused image that traces the history of ideas: climbing a mountain, overcoming all difficulties to reach its top and, once there, being able to see the world “as it is”. Reaching the truth and not just shadows and reflections. It is a beautiful image in all respects.
But is it really so? Often looking from above you can see nothing but clouds and fog covering everything or a landscape that changes according to the time of day or the weather. What is the world like then? How is the truth? Is there the truth? Is the truth the top of a mountain to be crowned and that’s all, or rather a cold and inhospitable path that must be continually walked?
In The Mountain, the latest show by the award-winning Catalan company, the first expedition to Everest converges, the outcome of which is still uncertain today, Orson Welles sowing panic with his radio program The War of the Worlds, badminton players who they play baseball, a fake news website, a drone scanning the audience, lots of snow, mobile screens, fragmented images, and Vladimir Putin speaking content with trust and truth.
A white and diaphanous stage. Miniatures to scale on practicables, a radio studio, a reproduction of Everest, portable projection screens and film tripods form a space halfway between a TV set, a museum and a badminton court. A network of ideas, stories, images, actions and concepts is the basis of The Mountain’s dramaturgical framework. With these materials, unfolded in layers that mix, creating unexpected connections, the show presents itself as an unmapped exploration of the myth of truth.
A ZONA K co-production presented in collaboration with Olinda/Da vicino nessuno è normale
c/o Olinda/Da vicino nessuno è normale, Ex O.P. Paolo Pini – via Ippocrate, 45
Info: multimedia show – duration 70 min. – in English with Italian subtitles
creation Agrupación Señor Serrano dramaturgy and direction Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, Ferran Dordal performance Anna Pérez Moya, Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, David Muñiz management Art Republic A GREC production Festival de Barcelona, Teatre Lliure, Conde Duque Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, CSS Stable Theater of Innovation of Friuli – Venezia Giulia, Teatro Stabile del Veneto – National Theater, ZONA K, Monty Kultuurfaktorij, Grand Theater, Feikes Huis With the support of Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat, Graner – Mercat de les Flors. Photo: © Jordi Soler