The French mystic and philosopher Simone Weil wrote that “attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity”. ‘Andante’ is an invitation to pause, to connect with your senses, to be in a room with others and not have to say or even see anything. It is conceived as a generous and patient walk into a cloud of attention and time. The word andante refers to a type of musical movement that is moderately slow or distinct. It originates from the Italian word andare which means “to go”. Igor and Moreno make hypnotic and visceral works exploring people’s needs and desires. ‘Andante’ follows on from international tours of acclaimed works ‘Idiot-Syncrasy’ and ‘A Room For All Our Tomorrows’.
Cervantes Theatre presents this month ‘Darwin’s Tortoise’ (La Tortuga de Darwin), a play by the renowned Spanish playwright, Juan Mayorga directed by Paula Paz. The show will be presented in both Spanish and English with a translation by David Johnston.
‘Nothing to say’
20 – 22 December
at Jackson Lane, as part of the London International Mime Festival in London
‘Nothing to say’ is a show of poetic, humour. Without words. Leandre Ribera is one of Europe’s most successful clown actors and a star of the international outdoor performance and street festival circuit. Nothing To Say was winner of both the 2014 Barcelona City Circus and Catalunia Circus awards. Since being specially re-directed for indoor theatre performance it has delighted audiences across Europe once again. Enchanting and suitable for all ages.
There is an excellent production, well worth seeing, unmissable and unforgettable… like all good dreams.
We first met Jorge de Juan (Cartagena, 1961) when we interviewed him a while back in 2014. Back then, he was telling us about his return to London and plans of setting up The Spanish Theatre Company in the capital…
My mission is simple: I want people to respect the female body so that we can put an end to harassment, abuse and femicide!
After a wait of almost three years, La Tristura makes its triumphant return to the stage with the premier of its latest production ‘Cine’. The air of excitement outside the Sala Verde at Teatros del Canal last night was certainly to be expected given La Tristura’s reputation as one of Spain’s most exciting and innovative theatre companies of the last decade. Their appearance in this year’s ‘Festival de Otoño a Primavera’ is not to be missed!
Three strangers meet on a train. In one hour, the train will crash and they will all die.
It’s a big day for the Latin American Theatre Festival, CASA. Now in its eighth anniversary, this year’s festival pays tribute to Mexico to coincide with the celebration of its second year in partnership with the UK.
CASA Latin American Theatre Festival returns from 2–11 October to the Barbican and Rich Mix. This year’s highlights include a barmy Brazillian take on the life and work of Samuel Beckett in ‘Neverwhere Beckett’ by hotly tipped emerging company Café Cachorro, making their UK debut at Rich Mix; also at Rich Mix British-Latin American company Las Nanas de la Cebolla with ‘When They Disappear’, winner of the 2014 CASA Scratch Award with a compelling, visually stunning look at Mexico’s pandemic violence against women. And , of course, the new edition of Nuestra CASA Scratch Night, with five new companies competing for this year’s prize.