Imagine that place everyone talks about. The place into which we will change all this. That world that is a result of all our efforts throughout these years. That place we call progress.
We could call that place, that planet, Pasionaria. Beings similar to us, who have been perfectly designed to imitate us, live there. What we call life has become an artificial landscape and its inhabitants have turned into technological gadgets that have lost any kind of passion.
The present in which we live makes us imagine a future in which we have simply stopped feeling. A future in which we do not even aspire to differentiate ourselves or feel that we are living our own life. The poet Leopoldo María Panero wrote: “I destroy myself to know that I am me and not all of them.” We understand that pain and passion are what differentiate us from robots or statues, and we will use those inert bodies in this piece to look at ourselves, find differences and discover whether we are still alive.
Pasionaria questions the emotional detachment that we are moving towards. A reflection on the idea of progress that is being imposed on us. The artificial world which we are pushed towards and violently thrown into, where individualism and moral cowardice is turning the current world into a place of defenceless adults. A future that is obviously too far away.
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Idea and artistic direction Marcos Morau
Choreography Marcos Morau in collaboration with the dancers
Choreography assistant Lorena Nogal
Répétiteur Estela Merlos
Artistic and dramaturgical advice Roberto Fratini, Celso Giménez
Dancers Àngela Boix, Chey Jurado, Ariadna Montfort, Núria Navarra, Lorena Nogal, Shay Partush, Marina Rodríguez, Sau-Ching Wong
Set design Max Glaenzel
Costumes design Silvia Delagneau
Sound design Juan Cristóbal Saavedra
Video design Esterina Zarrillo
Lighting design and technical management Bernat Jansà
Technical assistance and special effects David Pascual
Costume making Mª Carmen Soriano
Masks and props GADGET Efectos Especiales
Helmets Ricardo Vergne
Prosthesis Martí Doy
Spheres making Goretti Puente
Footwear Natalio Martín
Executive production Juan Manuel Gil Galindo y Cristina Goñi Adot
Co-production Teatros del Canal (Madrid), Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Sadler’s Wells (London), Tanz im August/ HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Grec 2018 Festival de Barcelona – Institut de Cultura Ajuntament de Barcelona (Barcelona), Oriente Occidente Dance Festival (Rovereto, Italy), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona)
With the collaboration of El Graner Centre de Creació (Barcelona)
With the support of INAEM – Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte de España and ICEC – Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya