• Noorderzon: La Tristura
      Renaissance

    • Partnerprogramma
  • The performance begins with a performance that is ending. Props and scenery are cleared, and between the gestures and movements of the technicians cleaning up, a choreography evolves, a dialogue, new friendships. Newly installed lights and props form the starting point for a new performance, a new beginning, a renaissance. The young Spanish theatre ensemble La tristura, who first performed at Noorderzon in 2019 with their remarkable Future Lovers (unplugged), now set out in pursuit of younger generations’ questions about how society works. Renaissance reconstructs iconic moments from the mere 50 years of Spanish democracy to date. They address its flaws and its dark sides, but always with a nod and a wink, and with a special interest on seeking new ways to re-engage with one other. Because wherever we find ourselves now, we got there together. Every day the future starts anew, irrepressible, immediately. La tristura make theatre for curious minds.

    La Tristura keeps being recognised around the world for their singularity, their aesthetics, their poetry on stage. They always take risks and always get it right with their dramaturgical sense of the stage, as well as the visual aspects of the set.” – José-Miguel Vila. Diario Crítico

    La Tristura
    In their work, La Tristura tries to generate “human situations” in and outside the stage. They keep investigating the limits between documentary and fiction, between presentation and representation, with the intuition that intimacy and poetry are, essentially, political concepts. La Tristura collaborates with venues such as Festival de Otoño in Madrid, Cena Contemporânea from Brasilia, the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Grec Festival in Barcelona, Kampnagel in Hamburg, Auawirleben of Bern, and Noorderzon Festival in Groningen, among others. With a desire to keep connecting different agents and artists, trusting that, from these liaisons, inspiring and unexpected movements will grow.


    Creation | La Tristura 
    On stage | Roberto Baldinelli, Belén Martí, Alván Prado, Mundo Prieto, Emilio Rivas and Marcos Úbeda 
    Lightning designer | Carlos Marquerie 
    Set and wardrobe designer | Cecilia Molano 
    Sound designer | Adolfo García 
    Production direction | Alicia Calôt 
    Technical direction | Cristina Bolívar 
    Technical coordination | Mathieu Dartus 
    Technical assistant | Roberto Baldinelli  
    Set and wardrobe assistant | Almudena Bautista 
    Production assistants | Mamen Adeva and Iván Mozetich 
    Choreography | Mucha Muchacha 
    Distribution and Communication | Art Republic 
    Press | Paloma Fidalgo 
    Photography | Mario Zamora 
    Curtains paint | Nuria Obispo, Olga López, Ana Arroyo  and Julia Navalón 
    Curtains collaboration | Théâtre De Liège and Sandra Belloi 
    Confection | Isabel López 
    Props | Ricardo Vergne and Mundo Prieto 
    Production | Teatros del Canal, Théâtre de Liège, Noorderzon/Grand Theatre Groningen, Ayuntamiento de Madrid & La tristura 
    Support | Prospero 

  • Prices
  • Normal: €15
  • Location
  • Benedenzaal (downstairs)
  • Duration
  • 90 minutes

  • Language
  • Spanish with Dutch subtitles

  • Ticket sales
  • Tickets will be sold online through the Noorderzon website. The current availability of tickets is shown there.