• Agrupación Señor Serrano
      Work in Progress: The Mountain

    • language no problem
  • Agrupación Señor Serrano is in Grand Theatre to work on their new piece: The Mountain. During this Work in Progress you’ll get a look into the creating process of this work. It will be a visual and critical show, inspired by War of the Worlds, with a special appearance by Vladimir Poetin.

    These are the times of suspicion,
    never had truth been more under attack.

    Joseph Stalin

    Everybody lies. We lie an average of three times a day. Or at least we are not strictly faithful to the truth, we are not completely honest with our neighbors when we meet them in the elevator, we lie to our doctors and we sweeten our thoughts when we speak with our loved ones. We lie to everyone and everybody lies to us. Lies are everywhere.

    If lies exist, truth exists too. Every storyteller knows, stories are mostly form and just a little bit of content. And therefore, in front of the same facts, many different stories, truths, can arise. Are they all true? Are they all lies? Does truth really exist? How we detect lies? And more importantly, how we detect the truth?

    Since the ancient Greeks we know a metaphore for truth: climbing a mountain, with all the sacrifices it implies in order to get to the summit and see the real thing. It is a great image, but it is right?

    By the way, Stalin never said anything like that.

    Agrupación Señor Serrano, founded by Àlex Serrano in 2006 in Barcelona, creates innovative technological productions what combine theatre, dance and video art to explore human perception. In 2015, they won a Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale.

    creation Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, Ferran Dordal | performance Anna Pérez Moya, Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, David Muñiz | music Nico Roig | video programming David Muñiz | video creation Jordi Soler | Space and scale models Àlex Serrano, Lola Belles
    costumes Lola Belles | light design Cube.bz | digital mask Román Torre |production chief Barbara Bloin | executive producer Paula Sáenz de Viteri | management Art Republic

  • Location
  • Bovenzaal (upstairs)
  • Free entrance
  • You can see this Work in Progress for free. Yet, a ticket is needed, as the capacity is limited.

  • Language
  • English spoken

  • Side Program: Forced Labor
  • Before the Work in Progress, Puppet Playground will present a short dance show by Ugo Dehaes.
    In Forced Labor you’ll see a choreography in which all artists are replaced by artificial intelligence or robots. Upclose, you’ll experience how robots arise, evolve, learn to move, organise and develop a dance show.
    In this piece you’ll get a glimpse of a future world without physical bodies. Is that what we want?
    Puppet playground is a test platform for experimenting with visual language, dramaturgy, study of form and concept.

  • Aftertalk
  • After the Work in Progress there will be an aftertalk in the foyer.