“Outstanding” ★★★★★ The Herald, Praise for A House in Asia, MANIPULATE 2017

Following their critically acclaimed performance of A House in Asia at MANIPULATE Festival in 2017, Spanish masters of micro-cinema Señor Serrano return with a blistering new work.

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.

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.

Agrupación Señor Serrano is a theatre company based in Barcelona that creates original productions about discordant aspects of today’s human experience. Señor Serrano’s shows blend live feed video, scale models, text, performance, sound and objects. The company productions premiere and tour internationally.

 

Credits

Creation: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Ferran Dorda

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

Special thanks to José Palazón for the cession of the picture used in the show.

Acknowledgements:  Biennale di Venezia – Biennale College Teatro 2015, Panspermia – Marcel·lí Antúnez, Jordi Soler, Carles Guillem, Jaume Riera, Julia Pelletier, Lara Molina, Pasqual  Gorriz,  Arturo  Rodríguez  Morato,  Fabrice  Chan,  Yannick  Roman,  Yasmina  Boudia, Javier Bauluz and especially all the participants in the workshops at the Venice Biennale and at CIFAS.

A production by 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 and Festival Konfrontacje Teatralne.

With  the  support  of  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.

 

Image credit: Pasqual Gorriz