El Cicló (The Cyclone) returns to Tantarantana
The support project for arts creation presents shows from five resident companies.
El Cicló emerged during the 2014/15 season with the purpose of creating a space for dialogue between companies, venues and the public and has since been configured as a support project for creative activity by independent and self-managing companies. Companies can apply for a three-year residency, through an open process, in which they will have the chance to premiere three shows, one for each residency year. From March to November, the productions on which the five companies currently resident at Tantarantana have been working will be performed for the public.
El Cicló opens with Röbota (Servitud), a new production by El Eje that takes place between 27 March and 14 April. This is a science fiction piece that places the viewer in a future world where heterosexual relationships are prohibited and robots occupy most of the jobs.
Following this, from 24 April until 12 May, El Martell will present Atlàntida 92, which uncovers the darker parts of Barcelona’s history, with the successful 1992 European Cup Final as a unifying thread.
From 30 May until 16 June, La Pulpe Teatro will premiere their El Cicló contribution Negrata de Merda. A confrontation between a girl and her adopted classmate unravels into a series of acts of daily macro-violence that bring the theme of identity to the table.
Persones potencialment perilloses (Potentially Dangerous Individuals) is also the debut residency work by Produït per H.I.I.I.T taking place from 28 August to 22 September. The piece reflects upon manifestations of fascism and their recent increase from the unintentional violence of a dog.
Lastly, Paradiso 99, also in their first residency year, will perform, from 16 October to 10 November, Canción dulce y amarga del hombre sin abuelos y la hija robada que quiere encontrar a su madre en el Cámbiame (Bittersweet Song of the Man without Grandparents and the Stolen Daughter who wants to find her Mother in el Cámbiame). This piece deals with the topic of stolen children in prisons, hospitals and orphanages during Franco’s regime.