Desert

Desert

created by Atresbandes (Mònica Almirall, Albert Pérez and Miquel Segovia)

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24/05 – 04/06/23
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Gràcia

Timetable

Wed. - Sat. 20.00 h
Sun. 18.00 h

Running time

TBC

Place

Gràcia

Language

In Catalan

Price

€10 - €29

Accessibility

Hearing assistance via mobile phone

The resident company of this season is the formation Atresbandes (La guerra dels mons), born of the artistic and personal encounter of Mònica Almirall, Miquel Segovia and Albert Pérez Hidalgo. Their project will deal with the unconscious.


Imagine a desert. This phrase is the beginning of a popular psychology personality test. According to the instructions, the person who does it ends up imagining a landscape with various features which are subsequently interpreted. The exercise appears to be an innocent game, while at the same time it conceals the desire to pry into the unconscious.

The word desert hides behind a great imaginary. It is a fundamental word of many religious and philosophical texts. For Hannah Arendt, it is a metaphor for understanding the place of the human being to the world ('the world is always a desert'). In the Bible, it represents the place where faith in God is tested, and Islam is a religion born of desert journeys in search of divine presence. It is, in short, a word very loaded with meanings: it is almost a symbol. But a symbol that contains a great paradox: we move away from it because it represents an empty space of life and, in turn, we seek its emptiness to get to distinguish the signs that life does not let us see.

This mixture of psychology, philosophy and mysticism is the starting point of this new project.


In the training environment of the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, the members of the company decided to start a common project. Since 2011, the group has been characterized by conducting a laboratory theater in which the creation process is fundamental. Questioning everything around them, they are the authors of La guerra dels mons (2021), It don’t worry me 2020, with Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas), Ultima Thule (2019, with Hotel - Col lectiu Escènic), Coda (2019), All in (2017), Locus Amoenus (2014) and Solfatara (2012).

Cast

In process

Sound space

Sammy Metcalfe i Miquel Segovia.

Costumes

Adriana Parra

Management

Imma Bové

Co-production

Teatre Lliure and Atresbandes

Mention

The Carlota Soldevila grants are possible thanks to the partnership between the Teatre Lliure and the Fundació Banc Sabadell.