PRODUCTIONS / Carroussel
"No cups and pans, no fire engines: this carrousel features real cars, a real orchestra and excellent theatre, served up by five of the finest Catalan writers... Jump on, and let us tell you a story of the highest literary quality."
Companyia La Reial, a theatre company established in 2006 by Laia Alsina and Jordi Centellas, presents one of the most unusual shows on the Grec programme this year, promising audiences an intimate, personal theatrical experience. The music on this carrousel for theatre-lovers is not provided by a machine, though, but by Lisboa Zentral Cafè, an acclaimed ensemble that can as easily play a polka as a waltz or the soundtrack from a film by Fellini. This band will provide live entertainment to accompany the circular movement of a series of five-seater vehicles. Queue up for the ride, it’s well worth the wait: once inside, you can enjoy a ten-minute scene performed by one or two actors and written by some of the most outstanding novelists and short story writers on the Catalan scene today: from Josep Maria Fonalleras, Imma Monsó and Marta Rojals to Màrius Serra and Francesc Serés. Want another go? There’s a different story in each car. Theatre in motion.
Autorship: Josep Maria Fonalleras, Imma Monsó, Marta Rojals, Francesc Serés, Màrius Serra.
Performers: Vanessa Segura, Ramon Giró, Gemma Deusedas, Laura López, Marina Martín, Ramon Vila, Oscar Muñoz, and Xavier Torra.
Live music: Lisboa Zentral Cafè
Premiered at Festival Grec de Barcelona.
Coproduction Grec 2015 Festival de Barcelona and La Reial.
Supported by Generalitat de Catalunya.
Sponsored by Renault.
CaRRoussel, Grec'15 (Teatre Barcelona)
Interview with La Reial by Màrius Serra
"The whole experience is shocking unusual. Proximity and sense of isolation inside a rolling vehicle almost melts down the different textures between reality and fiction."
"One of the most imaginative format show of this Festival Grec edition: CaRRoussel, by La Reial."
"At Margarita Xirgu Square, in front of Mercat de les Flors theater, a fairground is waiting for you, a really particular Carroussel, one of the most intimate and special show of the Festival Grec."
"One of the highlight success of this Festival Grec edition."
Somnis de teatre
"Five theater short play texts, from JM Fonalleras, Imma Monsó, Marta Rojals, Francesc Serés and Màrius Serra writters, staged in this so intimate space they resonate and expand; applauses are like chamber music ones. La Reial, near to be ten years old now, still may surprise and a lot. Programmers certainly will not be lacking willing to trust La Reial like this Festival Grec ones."
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