NAME OF THE SHOW:
The fascinating encounter between Josafat and Fineta turns them into the accidental protagonists of a game about a beauty and a beast. Balances and imbalances between two antagonists, challenging gravity on a knee-perch or dancing on a six-meter high mast. Games with knives, ropes or the madness of the cyr Wheel.
A circus adaptation of Prudenci Bertrana's classic modernist novel that deconstructs the passion, fear, contradictions, obsessions, contrasts and tragedy of this unknown Hunchback of Notre Dame of the Catalan literature, resulting in a short, astonishing and naif story.
The challenge of turning a modernist classic novel like 'Josafat' into a circus work for all audiences is nothing more than using a new language to tell a recognizable story, but giving it a vision as open-minded as the scenic art that now reviews it, focusing on the background but reinterpreting the content, with licenses for the circus and the acting performance. 'Josafat' is the story of the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" of Catalan literature. A story of a dark carácter that now sees the light revitalized and with a new perspective.
This adaptation aims, at the stroke of a scalpel, to maintain the original background of the stories that relate the two main characters of the text, Josafat and Fineta, but to tear out their scenic presentation. A lonely bell-ringer, used to the height, who can play with a six-meter mast as he rises with the danger of knives, is seduced by a young girl with an acrobatic language. A passionate relationship with a fatal end, represented by a knee perch...
In co-production with:
Ajuntament de Valls / Xarxa de Cultura
Teatres de Valls
Convent de les Arts d’Alcover
With the support of:
Ajuntament del Morell
Ajuntament de Tarragona
Fira Trapezi de Reus
Litterarum, fira d’espectacles literaris de Móra d’Ebre
Diputació de Tarragona
Generalitat de Catalunya (ICEC)
Company: Cia. Passabarret
Cast: Oriol Llop, María Cavagnero, Guillermo Cides
Directed by: Adrián Schvarzstein
Production: La Circoteca
Audience: All ages
Stage: Theater or street venue
Measures: In the street, 9x9 meters (flat surface) and 7 m high
Duration of the show: 60 minutes
Assembly time: 4 hours (6h hall)
Disassembly time: 1 hour
Language: no text