Silver Lion 2015 - Venice Biennale

Silver Lion 2015
Venice Biennale

Kingdom

Premiere July 4th 2018 at GREC Festival de Barcelona.

Kingdom is an irreverent cocktail mixing bananas, King Kong, consumerism, virile choreographies, commercials, punk rock, supermarkets, growth, confusion, expansion, multinationals, shortages, coups d’état, bestiality, trap music and French-kissing machos in an endless party. Kingdom represents a corrected and augmented version of the trademark language that characterizes the company: video, performance, scale models, dance, objects and live music.

Kingdom suggests the identification between the model of capitalist and patriarchal development and the figure of King Kong. Through Kong and what he represents (virility, overwhelming force, thoughtlessness, desire, instinct, savage nature) the show exposes the mechanisms acting within the economic and social model of the western world that lead us to cyclical crises. And then, bananas. There they are, innocent, sweet, gorgeous. But bananas and the banana industry hide in their inner core a perfect example of what capitalism is and how it works.
Kong and bananas, two totems of the system, two insatiable beasts that need to grow without limits, great devourers of resources, representatives of the patriarchy, icons of masses but, above all, inevitable condemnation of a system that can not stop growing even if it pushes itself to extinction.

Producers
GREC 2018 Festival de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
Teatros del Canal (Madrid, Spain)
Home Theatre (Manchester, UK)
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium)
Grand Theatre (Groningen, Netherlands)
La Triennale di Milano – Teatro dell’Arte (Milan, Italy)
CSS Teatro Stabile di Innovazione del FVG (Udine, Italy)
Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatro Nazionale (Veneto, Italy)
Romaeuropa Festival (Rome, Italy)

With the support of
Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya
CCCB Kosmopolis (Barcelona, Spain)
Sala Beckett (Barcelona, Spain)
Teatre Auditori de Granollers (Granollers, Spain)
Xarxa Transversal (Catalunya, Spain)

Special thanks
Festival TNT – Terrassa Noves Tendències (Terrassa, Spain)
Arts Escèniques OlotCultura (Olot, Spain)
Monty Kultuurfaktorij (Antwerp, Belgium)
La Fabrique de Théâtre (La Bouverie, Belgium)

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