new show BYE BYE, CONFETTI

The Imaginary
Book

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INFORMATION FOR PROGRAMMERS

Multidisciplinary theatre

Recommended audience age: 6 years and upwards

Performance running time: 1h

Actors’ number: 4
Technicians’ number: 2

Optimal assembly time: 4h
Optimal disassembly time: 3h
Optimal stage measures: 9m width x 7m depth x 5,5m height.
We could make a technical sheet implementation to your scenic space to start from its characteristics.

Premiere: 20/12/2006 – Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia

Prize for the Best Set Design, FETEN, Gijón, Spain, 2008

SYNOPSIS The Imaginary Book

On an ordinary planet, in an ordinary city, four men present us with a uniform world, with only one way of thinking. They are participants in a monotonous and boring life, leaving no space for fantasy and love. Their days are made up of routines: sleep, get up to the alarm blaring, go to the office to do their work in a mechanical fashion, go home, watch TV and go to bed. The next day, the cycle starts all over again with the only aim being to earn money to keep on consuming.

One fine day, however, a Book arrived fortuitously on the scene. Everyone looked upon it with surprise and suspicion; no one dared to allow themselves to get carried away by this novelty, which might mean a rupture in their routine. Finally one of the men decides to keep it for himself. By reading this Book he opens the doors to a new world: a world of imagination, a world of adventure and travel.

Three stories in one, The Imaginary Book reflects the fears of these men creating a story of universal resonance. A journey that will change the lives of those who embark on it forever.

La Baldufa did celebrate in 2006 its tenth anniversary with this production, a multidisciplinary show combining different styles and techniques: shadows, projections, flat articulated puppets… it aims to be a cry for adventure and utopia.

It’s a risky proposal with significant ideological weight.

ARTISTIC SHEET

Author: Luís Zornoza Boy & La Baldufa
Director: Luís Zornoza Boy

Music: Oscar Roig
Lighting design: Miki Arbizu
Set & custom design, illustrations & animations: Carles Pijuan
Set construction: Carles Pijuan, Joan Domingo, Xevi Planas, Sergi Talamonte, Sergi Torrelles, Teresa Ortega
Wardrobe: Teresa Ortega
Video: Cantalup

Actors:
Enric Blasi
Emiliano Pardo
Carles Pijuan
Ferran López
Sound & video technician: Salvador Servat
Lighting technician: Miki Arbizu

Production: La Baldufa
Office: Isabel Mercé, Pilar Pàmpols

Co-production:
Teatre Nacional de Catalunya
IMAC – Ajuntament de Lleida
La Sala Miguel Hernández de Sabadell
ICIC – Generalitat de Catalunya
INAEM – Ministerio de Cultura

Collaboration:
Ajuntament de Mollerussa
Institut Ramon Llull

Photography for diffusion: David del Val

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