Silver Lion 2015 - Venice Biennale

Silver Lion 2015
Venice Biennale

Kingdom

Premiere summer 2018.

The crisis of 1929. A desperate expedition. King Kong. The solution to the crisis. Bananas. A show out of control. More bananas. Combat biplanes firing. Bananas all around. The birth of a myth… and its commercial exploitation. Hair, a lot of hair. The crisis of 1976. Bananas. The crisis of 1992. More bananas. The solution to every crisis: adding further pressure. Bananas all around. Chest beating. The crisis of 2008. Another turn of the screw. Pump up the volume. Agrupación Señor Serrano. The party is over. All together. Until we burst it all.

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)
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
Grand Theatre (Groningen, Netherlands)
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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