Wednesday, September 20th; 21.00 h; Zagreb Dance Centre; for adults; 60 minutes; nonverbal
THE MECHANICS OF THE SOUL, EH MAN HÉ
Nolan is a puppet; therefore, his life has no meaning without his puppeteers. But when they make him live, he wonders: “Where is my will? Are my emotions real? How could I breathe on my own?” The mechanics of the soul, Eh man hé is a show comprising physical theatre, dance, mime and puppet animation that shows the complexity of the small, that breathing is not just taking in air and that the souls of puppets are not so different from that of people.
ZERO EN CONDUCTA, LA GARRIGA, KINGDOM OF SPAIN
Zero en Conducta, Teatre del moviment is a project based in Barcelona and created in 2011 by José A. Puchades (Putxa) with the intention of exploring the expressive potential of different performing arts related to movement. After the 2012 premiere of Nymio, digital theatre that received three acting awards, Julieta Gascón joined Putxa, sharing in the direction, dramaturgy and acting. In 2014, they created Allegro ma non troppo, recognized with five international awards. In February 2016, they premièred The Last Dance of Brigitte at Ateneu Popular de Nou Barris in Barcelona. With this medium-format show, they won not only four awards (national and international) but also gained David Maqueda, who joined the company as assistant director, cowriter, designer, and technical director. The mechanics of the soul (Eh man hé) is the company’s first big format indoor production and premiered in 2019 at the opening of the 30th Fira de Titelles de Lleida. The show was recognized with three awards, joined four months later by the award for best show at the prestigious Ostrava Biennale (Czech Republic). In addition, Elena Lalucat, Pino Steiner and Amok Cor, three new performers of the company, performed that day. In 2023, La Phazz, their most ambitious show with six performers and colossal staging, will tell us about the fears we invent and that haunt us.
This programme is supported in part by a grant from Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), a state agency.