With Birdie, presented during the REf17, the Catalan Agrupación Señor Serrano theatre company showed how cinema, collective imagination and media are useful instruments in interpreting reality and manipulating its narratives.
With Kingdom, the company composed of Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Ferran Dordal brings the myth of King Kong to life, suggesting the identification between the capitalist and patriarchal model and the famous monster born of Hollywood. In the form of a mockumentary forged in real time, Kingdom exposes the mechanisms that operate within the economic and social model of the Western world and that lead to cyclical crises.
If the construction of this scene, suspended between real and virtual, takes place through images filmed and manipulated digitally, with music and lyrics, the company doubles the number of cards on the table and develops its dramaturgical and aesthetic study by presenting a more complex device capable of collating multiple objects, numerous performers, numerous musicians and numerous dancers. In short, a multitude of glimpses on the complexity and criticality of the present.
Duration 60' Creation Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, Ferran Dordal Performance Diego Anido, Pablo Rosal, Wang Ping-Hsiang, David Muñiz, Nico Roig Project manager Barbara Bloin Music Nico Roig Video programming David Muñiz Video creation Vicenç Viaplana Space, Scale models Àlex Serrano, Silvia Delagneau Costumes Silvia Delagneau Light design Cube.bz Choreography Diego Anido Executive producer Paula Sáenz de Viteri Production assistant Marta Baran Direction assitant Martín García Guirado Management Art Republic Distribution in Italy Ilaria Mancia Producers GREC 2018 Festival de Barcelona, Teatros del Canal, Teatre Lliure, Manchester Home Theatre, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Groningen Grand Theatre, La Triennale di Milano - Teatro dell’Arte, CSS Teatro Stabile di Innovazione del Friuli - Venezia Giulia, Teatro Stabile del Veneto - Teatro Nazionale, Romaeuropa Festival, FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts With the support of Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, CCCB Kosmopolis, Sala Beckett, Teatre Auditori de Granollers, Xarxa Transversal, Graner - Mercat de les Flors Special thanks Festival TNT - Terrassa Noves Tendències, Arts Escèniques OlotCultura, Monty Kultuurfaktorij (Amberes), La Fabrique de Théâtre - Province de Hainaut Photo © Vicenç Viaplana