JOAN FONT / COMEDIANTS – workshop
GLANCES: 'TALES OF A STORY'
In this course we are going to bring up various questions directly related to the dramatic creation and its performance.
We are going to handle and fiddle with two basic concepts of the theatrical fact: space and time.
On the basis of very personal and plain material and representing something important in our life, we will develop a creative voyage towards different directions.We are talking about a poem, a song, a tale or a fable, a dream, a newspaper report, a real story, a memento... Such material will be the starting point from where it will become little spectacles or performances with different languages, that is to say, they will be dealt in different theatrical formats and styles. The same story will be performed in various ways and in different spaces.
Therefore one and the same story can be told in a musical format or as a visual theatre, as a realistic theatre or a symbolic one, as a street performance or inside a circus, or like a fashion parade... We can turn a dramatic story into a poetical- comical situation, and from a song to a theatrical representation of masks, or to a performance with big street inflatable elements.
The key elements that comprise this starting point will be analysed, which its dramaturgical and conceptual values are, and thereafter we will fiddle with its interpretation so as to highlight the basic strokes of the initial proposal while looking for new languages so that they help us to better explain what we want to convey.
We will work with the emotions and the five senses to communicate among ourselves and communicate.
The workshop is addressed to amateurs and experts.
Language: English - Spanish - Catalan - French
Dates: 14 days, 3 – 16 July 2017
Schedule: 10-13 / 15-18
Cost: 650 euros, including training, building materials, transfer to Santes Creus different destinations (*) and accommodation are included.
(*) 2th July
Tarragona - Santes Creus
Reus airport - Santes Creus
Valls - Santes Creus
Santes Creus - Tarragona
Santes Creus – Reus airport
Santes Creus – Valls
Enrolment deadline 30th May 2017
300 euros deposit to confirm your attendance
Full payment deadline 10th June 2017
Send your CV and enrolment form at email@example.com
Graduated by Institut del Teatre from Barcelona. Theatrical Studies in Jacques Lecoq School from Paris (1973-1975). Founder-director of the company Comediants, since 1972. He has premiered more than 30 shows with Comediants. He has directed more than 15 theatrical street shows, toured in five continents, with a high number of spectators, sometimes more than 100.000. He has visited more than 40 countries. He has directed ceremonies and parades, as the opening and closing show of the Biennale di Venezia (1981-1982), the parade “La Magia del Tiempo” of the Expo’92, in Sevilla, and the Closing Show of the Olimpic Games of Barcelona’92, “Fantasia Escribà” in Singapur 2014.
Since 1999, he has directed 8 large format operas, for instance, “Tha Magic Flute”, by Mozart (1999), or “The Barber of Seville” (2014). He created 4 small format operas for familial audience.
He has also participated in films, TV series and special programs. He has written several books and presented some CDs of the soundtrack of the shows of Comediants.
In 2016, he organizes the exhibition “Comediants, inventors of a new language”.
Sergi Galera Nebot
Sergi Galera is graduated by Col.legi del Teatre, taught by teachers as Berty Tobias, Boris Rotenstein, Peter Gadish, Ima de Ranedo, Lluis Elias, Joan Minguell and Cacu Prat.
Executive producer and road manager of several shows from 2004. He has worked with Mario Gas, Bob Wilson, John Malkovich, Ute Lemper, Angela Molina and Nuria Espert.
Production chief of several cultural events as the Religious Music Week of Cuenca; Noche Banca, and Festival BAS, in Bilbao; and the Festival of Music of Pollença.
Producer and assistant director of Joan Font, with whom has developed Santa Llucia's Night 2016; Lymbus, opening show of Temps de Flors 2016, in Girona, Nit de Castells 2016 (gala night of the Castellers) or Camí de festa, celebration of the 40th anniversary of Teatre Lliure, amog other shows and events.