There is a widely shared image that runs through the history of ideas: climbing a mountain, overcoming all the difficulties to reach its summit and once there, being able to see the world "as it is". See the truth and not just shadows or reflections. It is a beautiful image indeed. But is it really so? Often, looking from the top down you can see nothing but clouds and fog covering everything or a landscape that changes depending on the time of day or the weather. What is that world like then? How is that truth? Is there the truth? Is it just a peak that must be crowned and that’s it, or rather a cold and inhospitable path that must be continually climbed?
The Mountain blends the first expedition to Mount Everest, which success is still uncertain today; Orson Welles sowing panic with his radio show The War of the Worlds; badminton players playing baseball; a fake news website; a drone scrutinizing the audience; lots of snow; mobile screens; fragmented images; and Vladimir Putin discoursing delighted on truth and trust.
Creation: Agrupación Señor Serrano
Dramaturgy and direction: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, Ferran Dordal
Performance: Anna Pérez Moya, Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, David Muñiz
Music: Nico Roig
Video programming: David Muñiz
Video creation: Jordi Soler Quintana
Set design and scale models: Lola Belles, Àlex Serrano
Set design assistant: Mariona Signes
Costumes: Lola Belles
Light design: Cube.bz
Digital mask: Román Torre
Production director: Barbara Bloin
Producer: Paula Sáenz de Viteri
Technical director: David Muñiz
Management: Art Republic
A production by GREC Festival de Barcelona, Teatre Lliure, Centro de cultura contemporánea Condeduque, CSS Teatro Stabile di Innovazione del Friuli – Venezia Giulia, Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatro Nazionale, Zona K, Monty Kultuurfaktorij, Grand Theatre, Feikes Huis.
With the support of Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat, Graner - Mercat de les flros.
Acknowledgements: Núria Guiu, Pablo Acosta García, Danila Gambettola, Martín García Guirado, Pasqual Gorriz Marcos, Denis van Laeken, Simone Milsdochter, Eugenio Szwarcer, Alla Zakiullina.