From first days of the Renaissance to the early twenty-first century… Two times of change in the history of mankind, two periods brought together on stage. Embracing both physical and intellectual dimensions, this new piece by Nao Albet and Marcel Borràs (La monja enterrada en vida, Atraco, paliza y muerte en Agbanäpach, Mammón…) explores the quest for freedom as a nexus of union between humanism, in the form of the Greek and Roman classics and texts from the Golden Age, and the world of the skaters who fill the streets of Barcelona today. Like philosophers from other periods, they want to feel free. Thought, philosophy and meditation on the one hand and training, force and movement on the other are concepts that the characters exchange with one another during the play, set in a theatre that is not really a theatre because its deliberate lack of a proper stage leads us to think more of those streets where these skaters roam.
A three-day workshop with native skaters from the city where we perform. These skaters participate in the show as “the pupils”.
Dramaturgy and director Nao Albet, Marcel Borràs and Juan Miranda / Creation and interpretation Nao Albet, Alfredo Baccetti, Dallas Bayley, Marcel Borràs, Michael Diligent, Kristina Westad / Music composition Nao Albet and Marcel Borràs, from songs of BadBadNotGood / Set Max Glaenzel / Set construction Xarli, Ou and Anagrama / Choreography Nao Albet, Marcel Borràs, Anna Hierro / Movement Anna Hierro / Lighting Design Lluís Martí / Video design Miquel Díaz / Photography Felipe Mena / Coproduction: Grec 2015 Festival de Barcelona, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), La Brutal and Temporada Alta – Festival de Tardor de Catalunya, Girona-Salt, Théâtre de l'Archipel.