Theater and circus show
Recommended audience: All audiences
Performance running time: 46’
People on tour: 3
Indoors and outdoors show
Approximate assembly time: 5h
Approximate disassembly time: 1h
No text. Audio (available in any language)
Stage measures: 10m width x 8m depth x 6m height
Premiere: 13/07/2023, Festival Esbaiola’t | September 2023, FiraTàrrega
September 6th. I start my journey to Europe.
September 8th. The night is dark. The sea is angry.
September 10th. I’ve done it. I’ve crossed the Mediterranean.
On the outskirts of a city, in an old courtyard, Amal hides as she escapes. She is a young woman who, after experiencing the horrors of war, had to leave her country in search of refuge in Europe. She cannot imagine that, in the very same place, another girl has also sought refuge to escape her own anxieties and concerns. Perhaps they will discover that they share more than they could have imagined...
"Amal" means hope in Arabic. And that is what we want this story to be: a tale about people, life, and the hope of creating a better world. In a complex and challenging time in many aspects, we believe that artists must take part, get involved, and engage with the society we live in. This also means telling stories that invite reflection, proposing ideas that challenge the audience, that stir things up. That reinforce the role of culture as that bastion of freedom from which we forge a necessary critical spirit to reinvent the world we inhabit. In short, to contribute to creating a more just society.
A theater and circus show by La Baldufa and the duo Laiaiona, where, for the first time, the members of the company are not the main performers.
Authorship: La Baldufa: Enric Blasi, Emiliano Pardo, Carles Pijuan & Dúo Laiaiona: Laia Gómez, Ona Vives
Direction: La Baldufa
Musical composition: Òscar Roig
Lighting design: Anjos Fernández
Set design: Carles Pijuan
Costume design and dressmaking: Olga Cuito
Set construction: Juan Manuel Recio, Carles Pijuan, Jaume Serrat
Performers: Ona Vives, Laia Gómez
Technician: Anjos Fernández
Voiceovers in Catalan and Spanish: Begonya Ferrer
Production: Pilar Pàmpols, Maria Carles, Enric Blasi
Distribution: Pilar Pàmpols
Office: Ornela Giaccardi
Comunication and social media: Oscar Sisteré, Maria Carles
FiraTàrrega - Support for Creation
With the support of:
·IntercettAzioni - Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia/Circuito CLAPS
·Generalitat de Catalunya - Departament de Cultura - ICEC
·Gobierno de España – Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte – INAEM
·Institut Ramon Llull