Silver Lion 2015 - Venice Biennale

Silver Lion 2015
Venice Biennale

Birdie

Premiered on 06.07.2016 at GREC Festival de Barcelona.
Production currently on tour.

Birdie is a multimedia performance with live video, objects, Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ revisited, scale models, 2000 mini animals, wars, smugglers, a massive migration and three performers handling this messy world with wit, criticism and commitment with humankind.

Two mirages.
In one: wars, droughts, massive deforestation, polluted coasts, labor exploitation, political instability, poor sanitary conditions, persecution, forced deportation, abuse of natural resources, depleted aquifers, food shortages…
In the other: stocked supermarkets, safe streets, family stability, good health services, freedom, paid work, respect for human rights, welfare, recycling and renewable energies, prosperity, social mobility…
And in between, flocks of birds. Thousands of migrating birds constantly drawing impossible shapes in the sky. Movement. Ceaseless movement. Birds… and beyond, planets, asteroids, raw materials, galaxies, blood, cells, weapons, atoms, electrons, advertising, quarks, ideology, fear, waste, hope. Life. Nothing in the cosmos is quiet. Stillness is a chimera. The only thing there is, is movement.
If it is impossible to stop an electron, what’s the point in building fences against flocks of birds?

Team

Creation: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Ferran Dordal / Performance: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and David Muñiz / Voice: Simone Milsdochter / Project manager: Barbara Bloin / Lighting design and video programming: Alberto Barberá / Sound design and soundtrack: Roger Costa Vendrell / Video creation: Vicenç Viaplana / Scale models: Saray Ledesma and Nuria Manzano / Costumes: Nuria Manzano / Production assistant: Marta Baran / Scientific consultant: Irene Lapuente. La Mandarina de Newton/ Project advisor: Víctor Molina / Legal advisor: Cristina Soler / Management: Art Republic.

Een productie van

Grec 2016 Festival de Barcelona / Agrupación Señor Serrano / Fabrique de Théâtre – Service des Arts de la Scène de la Province de Hainaut / Festival TNT – Terrassa Noves Tendències / Monty Kultuurfaktorij / Festival Konfrontacje Teatralne.

Met de steun van

Cultural Office of Spain’s Embassy in Brussels / Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya / Centre International de Formation en Arts du Spectacle de Bruxelles / Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y la Música (INAEM) / Institut Ramon Llull.

 

Mini animal toys sponsorship: Safari Ltd.

 

Special effects sponsorship: Nasa FX

Awards

Kazimierz Krzanowski award, Kontrapunkt Festival 2018. Szczencin (Polonia)
Butaca Prize 2017, Catalan Theatre Audience Awards, New Dramaturgies. Barcelona (Spain).
Critics Prize 2016, New Trends. Barcelona (Spain).

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Tour dates

17-18.11.2018 / Liège, Belgium / Festival IMPACT
30.11.2018 / Castelló, Spain / Mostra de Teatre Reclam
08.02.2019 / Groningen, Netherlands / De Oosterpoort
09.02.2019 / Arnhem, Netherlands / Musis Stads Theater
11.02.2019 / Hasselt, Belgium / Cultuurcentrum Hasselt
12.02.2019 / Heerlen, Netherlands / Theater Heerlen
14.02.2019 / Leeuwarden, Netherlands / Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie
15.02.2019 / Alkmaar, Netherlands / TAQA Theater De Vest
16.02.2019 / Amersfoort, Netherlands / Flint
17.02.2019 / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Theater de Meervaart
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