2-5 & 9-12 February 2023

Los Detectives

Concrete Matter

Thursday, February 2nd at 8 pm
Friday, February 3rd at 8 pm
Saturday, February 4th at 8 pm
Sunday, February 5th at 8 pm
Thursday, February 9th at 8 pm
Friday, February 10th at 8 pm
Saturday, February 11th at 8 pm
Sunday, February 12th at 8 pm
Languages: Catalan, Spanish
Duration: 75 min
Tickets: 12€ online // 15€ box office
Idea, creation and artistic direction: Mariona Naudin, María García Vera, Marina Colomina
Direction: Mariona Naudin
Performance and cocreation: María García Vera, Mariona Naudin, Marina Colomina, Laia Cabrera Vicens, Pepa Martínez Monerri, Pepa Vera Ortiz, Antonia Vicens, Montserrat Lorda Morales
External eye: Mónica Almirall
Light design: Daniel Miracle
Sound design and musical composition: Sara Fontán i Edi Pou
Scenography and costume design: Oriol Corral
Production: Haizea Arrizabalaga Aixa González
Video and web design: Katia Armesto
Support structures: Antic Teatre, OSIC, La Caldera, El Graner, Festival de Dansa Metropolitana
Co-production: Antic Teatre, El Graner, La Caldera, Festival de Dansa Metropolitanana


Concrete Matter uses mother-daughter relationships to talk about realisation and projection. As is usual for Los Detectives, they focus on female inspirations and bodies; in this case, their own, but also those of their own mothers who share the stage with them.

The conceptual framework of the piece consists of layers interweaving a range of inspirational models. On the one hand, accomplished women like the feminist artists of the seventies such as Hannah Wilke, Pauline Oliveros and Yvonne Rayner; on the other, Chekhov’s play Three Sisters, which talks about the impossibility of realisation and which helps generate additional dramatic layers that the company use to engage with their own frustrations.

Concrete Matter is a game played on stage that questions the role of theatre as the location of lies, with fiction the device used to ‘make us believe’ the action by playing with expectations and the sense of loss felt by the performers, the characters they interpret and the audience itself.

Los Detectives are Mariona Naudin, María García Vera, Marina Colomina i Laia Cabrera. The company, formed in 2016 in Barcelona, ​​develops projects simultaneously investigating ‘the feminine’ and the possibilities of performance, questioning the limits of both to generate their own language from the themes they address and the formats they put forward.

Their various backgrounds range from anthropology to cinema to fine arts to biology, and they have made the most of their interests to expand their performance language and reach out towards a more visual view of the body, nourished by exhaustive research work that interprets models from the fields of humanities, film and art, taking ‘the theatrical’ to a personal level unrelated to fields.

foto de Jesús Robisco, edició de Marina Colomina
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