Fira Tàrrega | 2019
"If obviously, in each creation we learn, at the same time that the experiences we live and everything that we see is reflected in our creations, then this makes these changes appear in every new show."
Excalibur i altres històries d'animals morts
06: 12:30 (Cast), 20:30 (Cast)
07: 12:00 (Cat), 21:30 (Cat)
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With the format of a live television show, the show highlights the widespread paranoia and panic which our species has acquired as a result of various epidemics and other catastrophes. A satire about our society that shows the structures of power and politics of fear and control from the point of view of the animals that end up suffering from the consequences. A cloned sheep, Siberian reindeer thawed due to climate change and a very “spatial” correspondent are narrators who, with humour, lead us through different stories, in the form of reports or interviews. A crazy playful piece that, with the support of puppets and a great technical deployment, analyses the world's fears and the collaterality of its effects, under the watchful eye of the Dolly the sheep.
Any nerves ahead of the festival?
There is always a bit of nerves and expectations. It is a very big festival in which we have the opportunity to show our work to many people and this always gives a lot of respect.
As theatremakers what does it mean for you to be able to bring Excalibur i altres històries d'animals morts to such a unique theatre festival?
It is great luck, as it gives us the chance to have many meetings with many programmers and professionals from the theatrical sector at a national and international level.
Can you tell me a little bit about Excalibur i altres històries d'animals morts, how did this production come about?
It is a production that began to be developed by the end of 2017 with the need to talk about fears and mistrust. The show tries to reflect on how pharmaceutical companies, with the consent of governments, manipulate people to consume their medications to cure diseases that many times have created the same pharmaceuticals and governments.
What was the inspiration behind Excalibur i altres històries d'animals morts?
There are many inspirations behind our creations. In the case of Excalibur AND OTHER stories of dead animals, on the one hand, we have the concept that we wanted to work: fear and mistrust. And on the other side, we have the device of live performance, with which we wanted to investigate for some time.
What is the most challenging aspect of creating and bringing an immersive show to a festival audience?
Be able to live up to the festival and the expectations of the public, an audience of different ages and different cultural levels.
"In the case of Excalibur AND OTHER stories of dead animals, on the one hand, we have the concept that we wanted to work: fear and mistrust."
How much will the show change during the festival?
We hope by a lot, we love that theatre is alive, that each function is unique and find small details that will make the work grow and have more rhythm every time.
Have you always had a passion for theatre?
From a small age we have been attracted by the stories and all the arts that encompass the theatre.
Has your approach and style of theatre changed much since your debut?
If obviously, in each creation we learn, at the same time that the experiences we live and everything that we see is reflected in our creations, then this makes these changes appear in every new show.
Do you have any advice you would offer a fellow theatre maker?
That it is not censored, that you go where you want to go, and that you aim high.
And finally, what do you want you Fira Tàrrega audiences to take away from Excalibur i altres històries d'animals morts?
Fun and reflection.