Two mirages. On the one hand, war, drought, mass deforestation, polluted coastlines, exploitation of labour, political instability, appalling health conditions, persecution, ethnic cleansing, forced deportation, overuse of natural resources, depleted aquifers, food shortages… On the other, well-stocked supermarkets, security in the street, family stability, good health services, freedoms, paid work, respect for human rights, reasonable standards of living, recycling and renewable energy, prosperity, social mobility… And, between the two mirages, flocks of birds. Thousands of birds in constant migration, tracing impossible shapes in the sky. Movement. Ceaseless movement. Birds and, beyond them, planets, asteroids, raw materials, galaxies, blood, cells, weapons, atoms, electrons, advertising, quarks, ideology, fear, waste, hope. Life. Nothing in the cosmos is still. Stillness does not exist, it is a chimera. The only thing that there is is movement. If it is impossible to stop an electron, what sense does it make to place fences around flocks of birds?

Birdie is the latest creation from Agrupación Señor Serrano, a Barcelona-based company that has achieved considerable international renown, winning the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2015. This is a troupe that creates original shows based on stories that emerge from the contemporary world, using resources both classical and innovative to stretch the limits of their theatre, employing disciplines that range from performance to text, video, sound and models.

Production: Grec 2016 Festival de Barcelona, Agrupación Señor Serrano, La Fabrique de Théâtre – Service des Arts de la Scène de la Province de Hainaut, Festival Terrassa Noves Tendències, Monty Kultuurfaktorij and Festival Konfrontacje Teatralne.

With support from the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy in Brussels, the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia and the Centre International de Formation en Arts du Spectacle de Bruxellles (CIFAS).

Special thanks: Biennale di Venezia – Biennale College Teatro 2015.

Creation: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Ferran Dordal

Performance: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Alberto Barberá

Project head: Barbara Bloin

Lighting and video design: Alberto Barberá

Sound design and soudtrack: Roger Costa Vendrell

Video: Vicenç Viaplana

Models: Saray Ledesma and Nuria Manzano

Production assitance: Marta Baran

Scientific consultants: Irene Lapuente / La Mandarina de Newton

Project consultancy: Víctor Molina

Legal consultancy: Cristina Soler

Management: Iva Horvat / Agente129

Duración: 60 minutos



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