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fotos: tristán pérez-martín. mercat de les flors. july 2020

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Nocturne Requiem—Videographic waste from a lockdown


Video-diptych made out of the audition that opens the film All that jazz by Bob Fosse (1979) and the audition held at Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona to choose the cast of the show Nocturne Requiem by Pere Faura (2019).


Nocturne Requiem dancers talk to the camera about the experience they remember from the audition that made them the final cast of Nocturne Requiem. Motivations, expectations, nerves, fatigue and many personal anecdotes.


Gloria March and Montse Colomé danced together in the lockdown distance. One did it on a patio and the other on a terrace. One was playing Gwen Verdon, and the other Chita Rivera when they danced together in Chicago as Velma Kelly and Roxie Heart.


The little prince attentively observes the song of a snake, which sinuously dances among dunes and plants in the middle of a desert. Among the branches and rocks of a great Swedish forest, there is no prince, neither big or little, who observes attentively the sinuous dance of someone who imitates the movement of a snake.


This is not a Cabaret, it's a dance movie. This is not a stage, those are six rooms. They have not danced together. The screen puts them into unison. They are the lockdown background girls of Lisa Minelli.


Bob Fosse versus Michael Jackson


Bob Fosse versus Beyoncé.



title:

Nocturne Requiem

concept, direction and choreography:

Pere Faura

performers:

Gloria March, Montse Colomé, Roger Cabot, Anamaria Klajnescek, Júlia Irango, Raffaella Crapio, Alberto Alonso, Toni Viñals, Victor Pérez Armero and Pere Arquillué

concept and stage space:

Jordi Queralt

composition, musical direction and live music:

Pere Jou andi Aurora Bauzà

video-creation and video technician:

Sergi Faustino

lights design:

CUBE

costume design and characterization:

Adriana Parra

technical coordination:

Arnau Sala

assistant director:

Anna Serrano

dramaturgical assistant:

Marc Angelet

choreographic assistant:

Claudia SolWat

translations into Latin:

Neus Faura

internship student at the Institut del Teatre:

Vicente Roldán

executive production:

Sandra Casals / BLANC Produccions

administration:

Joan Gay

production:

A co-production of:
Grec 2020 Festival de Barcelona – Institut de Cultura, Ajuntament de Barcelona
Mercat de les Flors
Plataforma Cultural La Diürna SL

with special support of:

Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya (CAT)
gencat / cultura

premiere:

July, 2020 - grec festival - mercat de les flors (BCN)

abstract:

REQUIEM is the first word that appears in a pro defunctis or defunctorum mass, that is, a mass for the dead. A musical ceremony performed at a funeral as a memorial to a deceased that offers, through music, a point of light and spiritual comfort during the darkness of a grieving process. An ephemeral ritual that harmonizes the bridge between life and death and unites that community in which one of its members has gone from existing physically to existing in memory.

In this NOCTURNE REQUIEM, the different parts of the original liturgy of a requiem are replaced by scenes, songs and dances created from Bob Fosse's choreographic, social and personal universe, united by creating an in-disciplinary theatricality where movement, word, music and video dance together in a choreography for 10 performers and 2 live musicians. A ritualistic experience between legacy and parody, between humor and tenderness, to reflect on the beauty of death and transform the act of dying into a cabaret with lots of camp and glitter.

Bob Fosse filmed ALL THAT JAZZ in 1979, a kind of semi-autobiographical portrait about his life as an addict to drugs, sex and especially at work, and about his possible death. Taking this film as the main reference, but also all the rest of Bob Fosse's cinematographic legacy, the show is divided into three great acts as a symbol of the three great parts of a process of realization of a stage show: audition, creation and show. The history of de-function in any act of creation.

press:
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date author / publication language
2020.September.20 [AUDIO INTERVIEW] Tot és comedia / Cadena Ser
ca
2020.August.1 Clàudia Brufau @claudiabrubo / springbackmagazine.com
en
2020.July.15 [VIDEOS] Redacció Àrtic / beteve.cat
ca
2020.July.9 Jordi Bordes @desbordat / elpuntavui.cat
ca
2020.July.9 Oriol Puig Taulé @oriolpuigtaule / nuvol.com
ca
2020.July.9 Norman Marsà / enplatea.com
ca
2020.July.9 Ramon Oliver / teatral.net
ca
2020.July.9 Jordi Vilaró / @jordivilaro70
ca
2020.July.8 Jordi Bordes @desbordat / recomana.cat
ca
2020.July.8 Santi Fondevila / ara.cat
ca
2020.July.8 [VIDEO NEWS] Ibana Piñero i Jordi Díaz Vázquez · TN / TV3 · Televisió de Catalunya
ca
2020.July.6 Marta Cervera / elperiodico.com
es
2020.July.5 Núria Juanico / ara.cat
ca
2020.July.4 J.B. / elpuntavui.cat
ca
2020.July Redacció / teatral.net
ca
2020.July Redacció / teatrebarcelona.com
ca
2020.June.26 [VIDEO REPORT] Rosana Martínez · Àrtic / beteve.cat
ca
2020.June.26 [VIDEO REPORT] grecfestivalbcn / GREC
ca
2020.June.25 [SPOT VIDEO] grecfestivalbcn / GREC
ca
2020.June.25 Nota de premsa / GREC grecfestivalbcn
ca
2020.Juny.22 [AUDIO INTERVIEW] Entre Caixes / icat FM
ca
2020.Juny.5 [VIDEO INTERVIEW] Álvaro Colomer · Els Matins / TV3 · Televisió de Catalunya
ca
2020.Juny.5 Cèl·lula #2 / mercatflors.cat
ca
2020.May.27 [DEBAT VIDEO] Quan arribin els marcians / TV3 · Televisió de Catalunya ca
archieve:
date place
2021.February.12,13,14
Mercat de les flors. Barcelona
2021.February.5,6,7
Mercat de les flors. Barcelona
2020.July.7,8,9 PREMIERE. Mercat de les flors. Festival Grec. Barcelona
2020.January.30 presentation project REQUIEM
2019.July.5-7 auditions 'Bye-Bye Life. Nocturne Requiem'
2019.May.29
to 2019.June.16
auditions presentation 'Bye-Bye Life. Nocturne Requiem'

 

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