What purpose does an object serve? What purpose does a body serve? What purpose do we serve as the audience? And as performers? What purpose does the set serve?
O.V.N.I is a piece that revolves around these questions. It proposes a journey in which the roles of bodies, objects and the audience’s gaze alternate. This piece toys with stretching the boundaries of what is visible and generating new relationships and new ways of looking at the scene. This new project of the Big Bouncers Collective wants to explore the relationship between the object, the body, the context and the meaning. Although objects are always tied to concrete usage and meaning, what happens when they alter their functions? What happens when they cease to be identifiable, namable? The stage offers an ideal setting to give life to the invisible. To transform, expand and reread the relationship between the body, the object and the context. In order to question, even, the function of the diverse elements of the scenic fact: performers, public and scenario.
Direction: Col·lectiu Big Bouncers(Cecilia Colacrai, Mireia de Querol and Anna Rubirola).
Creation and performance: Cecilia Colacrai, Mireia de Querol , Anna Rubirola, Ursa Sekirnic .
Light design: Joana Serra.
Artistic collaboration: Tanya Beyeler
Object and set design: Maria Alejandre.
Costume design: Jorge Dutor.
Audio design: Pablo Mo Ramírez.
Video and photo: Tristán Pérez Martín.
Production: Anna Bohigas.
Coproduction: Festival Simògraf (Olot), El Graner(Barcelona) and Antic Teatre (Barcelona).
With the support of: Departament de Cultura, Generalitat de Catalunya
In collaboration with: La Visiva (Barcelona) , El Graner (Barcelona), Sharing&Moving/International Residencies, Festival Interplay (Torino),La Caldera (Barcelona), L’Estruch (Sabadell), L’Animal a l’Esquena (Celrà), Festival Grec (Barcelona).
Thanks to: Sergio Roca, Iris Heitzinger.
Premiere: Festival Sismògraf. April 21st 2017. Teatre Principal