Co-production 2016

Societat Doctor Alonso


Duration: 55 min


09/07 IPAM GREC 2016 | Barcelona, Catalonia
PREMIERE – 30/09 Festival TNT | Terrassa, Catalonia
27/11 Festival Sâlmon – Mercat de les Flors | Barcelona, Catalonia
15 & 16/12 Trieste | Pula, Croatia

14 & 15/01 Festival Escena Abierta | Burgos, Castile and León
20 & 21/01 Monty | Antwerp, Belgium
27/01 – 12/02 Antic Teatre | Barcelona, Catalonia
16/02 Centre Cultural La Mercè | Girona, Catalonia
18-19/02 La Fundición | Bilbao, Basque Country
09/03 Teatre Municipal d’Olot | Olot, Catalonia
27 & 28/04 La Casa Encendida | Madrid
20, 22 y 23/05 Festival DNA | Pamplona, Navarre
27/05 Ipercorpo | Forlí, Itatly
1-2/06 Dance Week Festival | Zagreb, Croatia
10/06 New Dance Alliance | New York, EEUU
01/07 Ljeto Kulture | Osijek, Croatia
06/07 Festival GREC (Grec Pro) | Barcelona, Catalonia
08/07 Festus | Torelló, Catalonia
21,22,24/08 Bunker | Ljubljana, Slovenia
15/09 Short Theatre | Roma, Italy
25 & 26/11 Festival Intacto | Vitoria, Basque Country
30/11 – 03/12 Antic Teatre | Barcelona, Catalonia

10/07 Notafe Festival | Viljandi, Estonia
24-25/08 IC Encontro de Artes | Salvador de Bahía, Brasil
5 & 6/10 Russafa Escènica | Valencia, Valencia Community
07/10 Espacio Inestable | Valencia, Valencia Community
15/12 Le Manifatture Knos | Lecce, Italy

19 & 20/10 Can Felipa – Escena Poblenou | Barcelona, Catalonia

10/05 Musac | León, Catalonia
june 2020 Ciclo La Cresta | Tenerife, Canary Islands

Directed by: Sofia Asencio
Dramaturgy: Tomàs Aragay
Choreographic direction: Sofia Asencio
Created and interpreted by: Semolina Tomic
Lighting and stage space: CUBE
Sound Space:Alfonso Ferri
Production: Imma Bové
Distribution: Societat Doctor Alonso

Co-produced by Festival Terrassa’s TNT, with the collaboration of Antic Teatre, City of Bàscara Council and with support from ICEC and INAEM

This is an experiment in chaos and order. The experience is obviously not an innocuous one and is extremely complex; it could be summarised as “if you want silence you have to work on it” or “do whatever you like”. Assuming power is in no way simple. We are born tied to our circumstances and from our earliest childhood depend on others to obtain such vital necessities as food or heat. We depend on the audience, and also on theatres and governments, for our work to be seen. However, what is essentially a social interdependence does not make either the audience or the theatres or the governments our masters. The problem with government is that it has been created to rule, to administrate and to govern our actions. Art is a homogenous medium where we can experiment with or reproduce certain states, certain assumptions.

Sofía Asencio and Tomàs Aragay are the company co-directors. Every show or project is begun from scratch, so that they can rethink their artistic language each time. Mixing genres, stage formats and types of people, they create their own way of inhabiting the stage. They like to use the stage, where we would expect to see something spectacular, as the setting for something as unspectacular as possible, so creating a poetic pathos.

Societat Doctor Alonso set up their base in a rural area, the village of Pontós in the province of Girona, to move away from the ‘noise’ and the ‘uniformity’ that surrounds contemporary creation and the arts in a big city like Barcelona. This allowed them to turn their gaze inward in search of their own voice. By creating in a local and rural environment, and finding their place within their own cultural traditions, they are in a position to construct a strong and universal discourse from their peripheral perspective.
By the same token Societat Doctor Alonso have developed a clear will for continuous exchange with the outside world, a desire supported by a double conviction: on the one hand, the need to keep a close eye on the creative directions being developed abroad; and on the other, the overwhelming imperative of showing their work to audiences from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, so that the variety of reactions can in turn provide an enriching artistic feedback.
Societat Doctor Alonso collaborate with a broad selection of interdisciplinary artists, often continuing these collaborations across an extensive range of projects.



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