Katastrophe // Agrupación Señor Serrano

The show
Four performers, eleven scaled models and hundreds of gummy bears create the world of Katastrophe: a stupid fable about human civilization, focused on disasters. In this context, the gummy bears suffer earthquakes, oil spills, wars and extermination. Everything is performed live through chemical experiments and subversive actions. Around the stage, three large screens immerse the audience in this pop world of chaos, game and destruction.

Katastrophe questions the difference between a natural catastrophe, a 'natural’ catastrophe caused by man and a human catastrophe. Or to put it simply, if deaths provoqued by a tsunami are comparable to those caused by a radioactive leak, or to those produced by an atomic bomb. We have a very clear idea about that.

Katastrophe is nourished by the performing language that defines Agrupación Señor Serrano: performance, dance, physical theater, video in scene and interactive technologies.

The company
Agrupación Señor Serrano is a performing arts company that reckons on innovation in all its productions. In its works, dancing, visual theater, video means and interactive tools are mixed regularly, gathered around dramaturgies created through experimentation, research and the mixture of languages. Señor Serrano is based in Barcelona, although its shows are regularly programmed in theatres and festivals across Spain, southern France and northern Italy.

The gang:
Original idea: Àlex Serrano and Pau Palacios
Creation and performance: Diego Anido, Martí Sánchez-Fibla, Àlex Serrano and Pau Palacios
Assistant director and executive producer: Barbara Bloin

Interactive video: Martí Sánchez-Fibla
Video production: Josep Maria Marimon
Masks: Silvia Delagneau
Lighting consultant: Alex Aviñoa
Scientific consultant: Irene Lapuente (la Mandarina de Newton)
Project advisor: Víctor Molina

Special thanks to: Erin, Adrià, Martí, Irene Capdevila, Pia Mazuela, Massimo Vesco, Ewa Gleisner, Gigi Piana, Rosa Pozuelo, Marta Galán, Julien Bouffier, Franck Bouchard, Pablo Rega, Raquel Regueira.

An Agrupación Señor Serrano and Festival Hybrides de Montpellier production.

With the collaboration of the Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

With the support of the Centre National des Écritures du Spectacle (Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, France), the Stalker Teatro (Torino, Italy), the Programme Odyssée - ACCR (Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, France) and the Sala Beckett (Barcelona).

Agrupación Señor Serrano is a resident company at L’Estruch Centre for the Arts in Sabadell (Spain).

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