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  • Decameró

    Decameró

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    An inaugural show that, in the spirit of the Decameron, brings together 10 unique voices with an eye on the new horizons that we are just now beginning to glimpse Fifty years have passed since Pier Paolo Pasolini shot Il Decameron, a film inspired by Boccaccio's novel and its mostly erotic tales that, over 10 days, are told by 10 young people who have withdrawn to the countryside to escape the bubonic plague devastating Florence. The Florentine's masterpiece ranged from tales from classical antiquity to medieval popular fabliaux, and...

  •  Col·loqui de Decameró

    Col·loqui de Decameró

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    Els col·loquis sobre els espectacles compten amb la presència d'una persona destacada de la nostra cultura i els membres de la companyia. Una ocasió única per aprofundir en cada proposta escènica amb la mirada particular d'un espectador privilegiat. Entrada lliure per als assistents a la funció

  • Cicle de cinema Per amor a les Arts: ll Decameron

    Cicle de cinema Per amor a les Arts: ll Decameron

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    La Filmoteca de Catalunya organitza el cicle de pel·lícules Per amor a les arts que vol posar la mirada en la relació entre el cinema i altres disciplines artístiques, com per exemple el teatre. La pel·lícula que es projectarà és Il Decameron, de Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1970.

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  • Ahir

    Ahir

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    An interdisciplinary circus show by one of the most outstanding creators of contemporary circus Ahir is a show that dialogues with the past. An incision in the timeline that enables us to observe, stretch, freeze and transform it to the point of reinterpreting its continuity. A bold and poetic journey; sometimes raw, also fresh and always sincere. A space in which memories and imagination are confused. Ahir is a piece about all those people who at some time have pursued, in their past, an answer or a desire. Animal Religion works to innovate in...

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  • La dona trencada

    La dona trencada

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    A classic by Simone de Beauvoir on the structural violence of gender roles After discovering that her husband is having an affair with a younger woman, Monique tries to set down the evolution of her thoughts and perceptions in a diary. She had always seen herself as a model in the female condition and its assumed gender roles, but in the new situation she will begin to reassess most of the values on which she had built her personal and social life. Through this story written in the first person published in 1967, Simone de Beauvoir stressed...

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  • Malditas plumas

    Malditas plumas

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    Malditas plumas explores the different episodes in the life of a character, performed by Sol Picó, on a journey that shifts between tenderness and decline. In this story, the audience learns about this vedette of El Paral·lel and shares her memories and experiences... But what if she never was a performer and this is only her dreams, her lifelong hopes, her unfulfilled desires? Perhaps all is merely delirium, which, although transporting us to a very specific place and time, also connects us with the most human and, therefore, universal of feelings:...

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  • Solitud a Stromboli. Somnis, signes i símbols

    Solitud a Stromboli. Somnis, signes i símbols

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    Theatre lecture about the great novel Solitud by Víctor Català and Roberto Rossellini’s legendary film Stromboli Dr. Nela Simari, a distinguished expert in the field of comparative literature, offers a peculiar "opening lecture" about Víctor Català’s influence on the acclaimed Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Her master class not only immerses us in the parallel universes of Solitud and Stromboli but also invites us to reflect on the concept of authorship, the creative act itself and, above all, on who emerges into the light and who stays in...

  • Monroe-Lamarr

    Monroe-Lamarr

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    Sergi Belbel directs the meeting between Hedy Lamarr and Marilyn Monroe that could have altered the course of the Cold War In 1962 the actresses Marilyn Monroe and Hedy Lamarr, an exceptional woman famous as an engineer for developing a system that was a precursor to today’s Wi-Fi technology, secretly met. Carles Batlle fictionalises an encounter between Hedy Lamarr and Marilyn Monroe that could have altered the course of the Cold War. Show included in the season tickets.

  • Col·loqui de Monroe-Lamarr

    Col·loqui de Monroe-Lamarr

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    Els col·loquis sobre els espectacles compten amb la presència d'una persona destacada de la nostra cultura i els membres de la companyia. Una ocasió única per aprofundir en cada proposta escènica amb la mirada particular d'un espectador privilegiat. Entrada lliure per als assistents a la funció

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  • L'Hèroe

    L'Hèroe

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    Lurdes Barba directs this scathing classic by Santiago Rusiñol about toxic masculinity In the midst of national bankruptcy, the Spanish authorities holler grotesque calls to heroism, hoping to silence the death rattles of the empire. Despite the masses of soldiers ravaged by typhus, every now and then a young man who has survived the panic of the state massacre and taken refuge in alcohol abuse and destructive sexuality is ennobled. And, as the war machine marches on, working families struggle to prevent their sons from fighting, unable to...

  • Col·loqui de L'Hèroe

    Col·loqui de L'Hèroe

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    Els col·loquis sobre els espectacles compten amb la presència d'una persona destacada de la nostra cultura i els membres de la companyia. Una ocasió única per aprofundir en cada proposta escènica amb la mirada particular d'un espectador privilegiat.

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  • Solitud

    Solitud

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    The discovery of desire. The raw lesson of solitude “After passing through Ridorta they had come across a wagon going their way…” The start of Víctor Català’s best known work is an invitation to immerse oneself in the fascinating literary richness of Solitud, and foreshadows some of its major themes: landscape as a vocabulary to express existence, animality in the face of cultural and technical evolution, or time as human geography. With her great mountain novel, Caterina Albert gave a voice to one of the most exciting...

  • Col·loqui de Solitud

    Col·loqui de Solitud

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    Els col·loquis sobre els espectacles compten amb la presència d'una persona destacada de la nostra cultura i els membres de la companyia. Una ocasió única per aprofundir en cada proposta escènica amb la mirada particular d'un espectador privilegiat. Entrada lliure per als assistents a la funció

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  • Ex-libris

    Ex-libris

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    A contemporary circus show that choreographs the effects of good reading The Voël company will present their piece based on Ex-libris, a circus show that explores the lack of communication and search for moments of inadvertent happiness in everyday life. A delicate story, in which books are also the protagonists alongside the Russian cradle, handstands, the walking globe and live music.

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  • Una venjança com n'hi ha poques + Es rifa un home! + Les cartes

    Una venjança com n'hi ha poques + Es rifa un home! + Les cartes

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    Three early 20th century women playwrights of Catalan theatre that deserve to be rediscovered Three plays by three multidisciplinary creators in which the facet of women playwrights coexists quite naturally with that of other fields such as the visual arts, music or journalism. In Una venjança com n’hi ha poques, a “tragedy in one act”, the final meeting between a rich bourgeois man and his lover enables Lluïsa Denís to depict the violence concealed in the unequal relations between the sexes. The playwright published her only two...

  • Encara hi ha algú al bosc

    Encara hi ha algú al bosc

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    The story of the survivors of sexual violence in the Balkan War in dialogue with an autofiction by the playwright Anna Maria Ricart Codina and the Cultura i Conflicte team It happened in the heart of Europe, a two-hour flight from Barcelona. Here we enjoyed the Olympic euphoria, while in Sarajevo they had experienced it some years earlier. Suddenly, the television gave us images of the concentration camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina, mixed with the count of Olympic medals in Barcelona. November 2020 will mark 25 years since the...

  • Col·loqui de encara hi ha algú al bosc

    Col·loqui de encara hi ha algú al bosc

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    Els col·loquis sobre els espectacles compten amb la presència d'una persona destacada de la nostra cultura i els membres de la companyia. Una ocasió única per aprofundir en cada proposta escènica amb la mirada particular d'un espectador privilegiat. Entrada lliure per als assistents a la funció

  • Testimoni de guerra

    Testimoni de guerra

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    A dramatic diptych by Pau Carrió to explore the ethical paradoxes of war journalism Pau Carrió approaches two of the most emblematic names of war journalism: the South African photographer Kevin Carter, who killed himself four months after having received the Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of a Sudanese girl with a vulture behind her, and the war correspondent Marie Colvin, assassinated by the Syrian regime in 2012 after having covered many armed conflicts in the Middle East, the Balkans, Chechnya, East Timor, Sierra Leone,...

  • Col·loqui de Testimoni de guerra

    Col·loqui de Testimoni de guerra

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    Els col·loquis sobre els espectacles compten amb la presència d'una persona destacada de la nostra cultura i els membres de la companyia. Una ocasió única per aprofundir en cada proposta escènica amb la mirada particular d'un espectador privilegiat. Entrada lliure per als assistents a la funció

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  • Kàtia

    Kàtia

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    The endearing journey of a mother and her daughter in search of the girl’s origins Kàtia packs her bag and goes on a trip, the adventure of her life that she will experience with her mother. Will she find what she is looking for? Kàtia is a visual theatre show that speaks to us of the need to rediscover our roots. Kàtia tells us about wanting to know, about the need to find our origins, about the willingness to remember and understand where we come from. It is the story of a mother and daughter who take a trip to try to answer the...

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  • La nit de la iguana

    La nit de la iguana

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    Director Carlota Subirós once again explores the twilight eroticism of Tennessee Williams The 1940s, in a lost corner of the Pacific coast of Mexico. While groups of German tourists celebrate the Luftwaffe bombings of London in swimsuits, the former Reverend Lawrence T. Shannon, now a tour guide after being expelled from his church and having spent a time in a psychiatric clinic, reunites with a former lover who runs a small hotel. La nit de la iguana reflects on the malaise of the globalised world, intimately threatened by the...

  • Cicle de cinema Per amor a les Arts: The Fugitive Kind

    Cicle de cinema Per amor a les Arts: The Fugitive Kind

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    La Filmoteca de Catalunya organitza el cicle de pel·lícules Per amor a les arts que vol posar la mirada en la relació entre el cinema i altres disciplines artístiques, com per exemple el teatre. La pel·lícula que es projectarà és The Fugitive Kind, de Sidney Lumet (1960), a partir de l’obra Orpheus descending de Tennessee Williams.

  • Col·loqui de La nit de la iguana

    Col·loqui de La nit de la iguana

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    Els col·loquis sobre els espectacles compten amb la presència d'una persona destacada de la nostra cultura i els membres de la companyia. Una ocasió única per aprofundir en cada proposta escènica amb la mirada particular d'un espectador privilegiat. Entrada lliure per als assistents a la funció

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  • La Font de la Pólvora

    La Font de la Pólvora

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    A play by Llàtzer Garcia in dialogue with the youths of one of the Girona neighbourhoods most affected by inequality The name of the neighbourhood of La Font de la Pólvora comes from the fact of being at the foot of an old powder magazine and because the water of the spring has always had a slightly spicy taste. It is located past the cemetery up on the hill. This neighbourhood never appears on any postcard of Girona, only on the news, from time to time. In the 1970s, an isolated housing estate was built to accommodate many...

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  • De què parlem mentre no parlem de tota aquesta merda

    De què parlem mentre no parlem de tota aquesta merda

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    A show from the company La Calòrica about the climate crisis De què parlem mentre no parlem de tota aquesta merda is an environmentalist fresco, a mockumentary, a desperate race between stairs and landings, a community faced with the terrible challenge of organising itself before it is too late. Something smells rotten. We can no longer deny the evidence. As we continue to talk about our concerns here, the damp stain spreads, the pipes get clogged, the walls crack... Recognising the problem is, they say, the first step to...

  • Col·loqui De què parlem mentre no parlem de tota aquesta merda

    Col·loqui De què parlem mentre no parlem de tota aquesta merda

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    Els col·loquis sobre els espectacles compten amb la presència d'una persona destacada de la nostra cultura i els membres de la companyia. Una ocasió única per aprofundir en cada proposta escènica amb la mirada particular d'un espectador privilegiat. Entrada lliure per als assistents a la funció

  • 1869

    1869

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    The freethinker Rossend Arús was a key figure in the social and cultural activism of the second half of the 19th century in Catalonia. With his legacy, managed by his friend Valentí Almirall, the Biblioteca Pública Arús located in passeig de Sant Joan in Barcelona was founded, which this season is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its creation. The Teatre Nacional de Catalunya joins in this celebration by promoting Rossend Arús’ impressive facet as a playwright. It will publish a volume of his plays with Arola Editors, and there will be a...

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  • Hidden

    Hidden

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    The third piece in the trilogy by the choreographer Lali Ayguadé about identity After Kokoro (2015) and iU an Mi (2017), Hidden completes the trilogy by the choreographer Lali Ayguadé on the concept of transformation within identity itself, understood as a profound conception of the liquid identity that evolves with time and circumstances. A piece that aims to highlight the grandeur of simple things. To stress the beauty of imperfection, of reality without make up or filter. And to experience the fragility of showing what we do not like as...

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  • Opening Night

    Opening Night

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    The stage, the place par excellence of the theatre device, is at the centre of La Veronal’s new production From the first mental image, the first expression of an inspiring idea, to the first time the curtain rises on a show, there is a series of events that start to accelerate with the strength of a snowball rolling downhill. Everything that happens in this period threads through the life of all those that form part of the process, from the director to the audience member who arrives at the last minute. All of us, to a greater or lesser degree, put part of...

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  • Heroïnes o res

    Heroïnes o res

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    “Heroines or nothing? Well, maybe it will have to be nothing. Is that what the game is about? You only give us space in your world by forcing us to be heroes?” A group of young female artistes, from very different backgrounds but all of them from the fringes and with the desire to do a revolutionary kind of theatre than turns society upside down, have managed to put a play on in one of the most important public theatres in the country. They are angry with the world, and quite rightly. As a company, and also at a personal level, they...

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  • Galatea

    Galatea

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    Josep M. de Sagarra’s most personal play, together with Ocells i llops and La fortuna de Sílvia On the premiere of Galatea in December 1948 at the Teatre Victòria, Josep M. de Sagarra recalled that the unusual cold of that winter – and the lack of heating in the theatre – meant that the audience saw the play shivering in their coats. It was not well received by most critics, and Sagarra complained that he had been insulted as if he were an arsonist or a corruptor of minors. Nevertheless, the playwright never stopped defending his...

  • Col·loqui de Galatea

    Col·loqui de Galatea

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    Els col·loquis sobre els espectacles compten amb la presència d'una persona destacada de la nostra cultura i els membres de la companyia. Una ocasió única per aprofundir en cada proposta escènica amb la mirada particular d'un espectador privilegiat. Entrada lliure per als assistents a la funció

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  • L’Emperadriu del Paral·lel

    L’Emperadriu del Paral·lel

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    The playwright Lluïsa Cunillé conjures with the phantoms of El Paral·lel in a great symphony of Barcelona’s nocturnal bohemia A few months before the Second Republic is proclaimed, Barcelona mourns its most beloved and acclaimed artist: Palmira Picard, "L’Emperadriu del Paral·lel". While Barcelona’s great avenue of leisure is in mourning, the effervescence of the night has summoned all kinds of stage artisans, libertarian thinkers, bohemian writers and other heterodox agitators to La Tranquil·litat bar, who will get...

  • Col·loqui de L'Emperadriu del Paral·lel

    Col·loqui de L'Emperadriu del Paral·lel

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    Els col·loquis sobre els espectacles compten amb la presència d'una persona destacada de la nostra cultura i els membres de la companyia. Una ocasió única per aprofundir en cada proposta escènica amb la mirada particular d'un espectador privilegiat. Entrada lliure per als assistents a la funció

  • Horta

    Horta

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    An immersive experience in which we will discover a unique and endearing love story that will enhance our affection for the earth and everything it gives Horta is a show by the Valencia-born creator Pau Pons that recovers the values rooted in the earth and the most genuine and ancestral customs, modernising and adapting them to the interest and knowledge of the youngest. A journey through a space transformed into a vegetable garden, in which the senses and the young ones will occupy centre stage: touching the earth, listening to...

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  • Mare de sucre

    Mare de sucre

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    The story of a young woman with an intellectual disability who wants to be a mother and has to confront her community’s lack of understanding Cloe is 27, has an intellectual disability and has harboured a deep seated desire since a young age. The lack of understanding from her family, the institution where she lives and her community will lead her to an unprecedented fight for her rights, an awkward rebellion against her unfair situation in which she has lost control of her own body. Cloe will confront the law of men to realise her personal...

  • Col·loqui de Mare de sucre

    Col·loqui de Mare de sucre

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    Els col·loquis sobre els espectacles compten amb la presència d'una persona destacada de la nostra cultura i els membres de la companyia. Una ocasió única per aprofundir en cada proposta escènica amb la mirada particular d'un espectador privilegiat. Entrada lliure per als assistents a la funció

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  • Full House

    Full House

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    A funny and surprising fable about the coexistence between cultures In this highly diverse world it may be that those neighbours who we saw as strangers are far more like us than we thought, whoever they are and from wherever they come. Full House is a piece of physical theatre without words, featuring live music, that through a contemporary fable explores coexistence, approached from the diversity of cultures and the need to share. Four different animals who are neighbours that had not realised the needs and similarities of those...

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  • El Pot Petit

    El Pot Petit

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    A festive and musical show in which young and old come together to celebrate the joy of life Jana, Pau and the Melmelada Band love exploring and having adventures. El Pot Petit has turned these adventures into songs and now wants to share them with all of you. New characters, old acquaintances and lots of music. A magical and participatory concert with nine musicians on stage, puppets and theatre for the whole family to enjoy!

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  • L’huracà

    L’huracà

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    An acute insight into maternity by one of the great female voices of Catalan drama The playwright and translator Carme Montoriol, with her short yet very subtle dramatic work, deserves a privileged place among the great modern classics of Catalan drama. In L’huracà, released in 1935, she portrays with enormous psychological subtlety the distressing conflict of a woman tragically absorbed by the possessive relationship that her son is obsessively demanding. The day after the premiere at the Teatre Poliorama, within the official...

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  • Billy’s Violence

    Billy’s Violence

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    Jan Lauwers and Needcompany return to Barcelona with a show that reviews the most violent world of Shakespeare’s work Shakespeare is the most widely read and performed playwright in the world. Nevertheless, many of his plays are almost impossible to perform due to their violence and horror. The brutality of the scenes that Shakespeare put on paper shakes our sensibilities and our imagination over and over again, although since the early 21st century fear and suffering have been broadcast live non-stop and have become part...

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  • Conference with music on the Paral·lel of the 1920s by Xavier Albertí

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    Xavier Albertí will give a lecture on the golden age of one of the cultural and liberal arteries of the city of Barcelona during the 1920s. A review of the history of mass and popular culture in one of the city's most mythical avenues.