With dance, circus and visual arts, seven performers on stage show short stories about the impact of technological evolution in our daily life. Isolated and independent stories that invite us to let go and connect them under our own criterion. Stories about a kind of crazy land or cuckoo land that evoke a souvenir from past times. Stories about change, advance and relapse, about the friction between an updated past and a future still to be built. Stories about life’s complexity, simplicity and the absurd. Stories that exhibit, but do not judge. Stories that are part of our reality.
Roberto Olivan trained at the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona and at P.A.R.T.S. school in Brussels, where he founded his company in 2001. Olivan has had a long and intense career. He has danced under the direction of prestigious creators such as Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Robert Wilson, Tom Jansen and Josse de Pauw. Besides the productions of his company, Olivan creates commissioned works for dance companies, universities, dance institutions and schools across the world. At present, he is the director of the dance company R.O.P.A. – Roberto Olivan Performing Arts, and the founder and artistic director of Festival Deltebre Dansa.
Concept, creation, direction and choreography: Roberto Olivan
Creation and performance: Manuel Tiger/Héctor Plaza “Buba”, Delia Ceruti, Luis García “Fruta”, Dunya Narli, Chey Jurado, Akira Yoshida, Tina Afiyan Breiova
Musical design, creation and direction: Laurent Delforge
Visual artist: Romain Tardy
Dramaturgical advice: Piero Steiner
Technical direction and lighting design: Oriol Ibañez
Costume design: Adriana Parra
Concept and staging: R.O.P.A. – Roberto Olivan Performing Arts
Photography, video and communication: Vèrtex Comunicació
Production: R.O.P.A. – Roberto Olivan Performing Arts
Executive production and management: Carmina Escardó – DROM
Co-production: ICEC – Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia, Grec Festival of Barcelona, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, festival Sismògraf d’Olot, Kalamata International Dance Festival
Supported by: Xarxa Transversal, Fundación Municipal de Cultura de Valladolid/Teatro Lava, ATRIUM Viladecans, Solidança