March 14-17


Ai! Ja! (¡AY! ¡YA!)

Thursday, March 14 at 8pm
Friday, March 15 at 8pm
Saturday, March 16 at 8pm
Sunday, March 17 at 8pm
Duration: 50 min
Tickets: 12 euros ONLINE // 15 euros BOX OFFICE

On Friday, March 15, ompany and audience meet as part of post-show discussion cycle Travessia Recomana (Fantasía en escena route)

Concept: Macarena Recuerda Shephed
Devised by: Idurre Azkue, Alberto de la Hoz and Macarena Recuerda Shepherd with collaboration from Sofía Asencio
Performed by: Idurre Azkue and Macarena Recuerda
Soundscape: Alberto de la Hoz
Wardrobe: H-intercalada
Lighting: Conrado Parodi
Illustrations: Josunene

Produced by Antic Teatre, Barcelona.

With support from the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Barcelona (ICEC) and the Basque Government.

With the collaboration of: Festival Grec (Barcelona), Festival BAD (Bilbao), El Graner (Barcelona), Sala Baratza (Vitoria), La Fundición Bilbao and Histeriak (Bilbao). 

This show is a beneficiary of cross-border co-operation project PYRENART, part of the Interreg V-A Spain-France-Andorra programme POCTEFA 2014-2020, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


¡Ay! ¡Ya! is an illusion that allows us to perceive reality in different ways suggested by our imaginations or because our eyes deceive us. It’s the proof that our eyes don’t function as video cameras recording everything that happens, but rather that our brains interpret and reconfigure the information provided by our senses.

¡AY! ¡YA! is an exercise in observing. It’s the optical illusion that occurs when the image in front of us morphs into another, or multiplies, or takes on impossible shapes: bodies with too many limbs; incomplete bodies; bodies that are changeable and malleable.

Macarena Recuerda Shepherd is a visual and performance artist who has created a range of very different pieces. She started out in 2010 making live films on stage using photographic material with the works That’s the story of my life and Greenwich Art Show. In 2013 she began to investigate the use of public space, resulting in street piece Whose are those eyes? For the past few years she has been working on intergenerational labs such as Collage y Acción, a game designed to allow families to experience the creative process together. She is currently working on her latest show, ¡Ay! ¡Ya!

Idurre Azkue trained as a classic and contemporary dancer. She has worked for Danat Danza, with Sociedad Doctor Alonso, with Rodrigo García in Jardinería humana and with Xavier Le Roy in Retrospectiva. She has also been a member of the General Eléctrica collective. She has created two solos with Andrés Waksman, Gora biotzak and Hasta el final, as well as devising her own pieces Love natura, Una altra història d’amor in collaboration with Teo Baró, and Domingo Fantasma. In 2012 she moved to Euskadi and worked with Idoia Zabaleta on El Paseo, with Olatz de Andrés on El cielo ahora and with Claudia Dias on En esta parte esquinada de la península. She is currently working with Joseba Irazoki on Bailar por Bailar and on ¡Ay! ¡Ya! with Macarena Recuerda Shepherd.

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