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Double Bill - A Universal Story/STICKMAN

A Universal Story

By David Espinosa Cerdán

Following research into objects as a narrative element, David Espinosa Cerdán has tried to dramatise universal history from his own perspective, creating an audio-visual journey through some of the events that constitute the development of humanity.

This unique history class tells a brief and unfinished story, using object manipulation, choreographic actions and shadow projection to draw you into this fascinating world.

 

Running time

A Universal Story (65 min), Stickman (40 min)

Presented by

Part of the BE FESTIVAL winter programme

Post-Show Discussion

The double bill will be followed by a post-show discussion

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Age

Recommended for ages 14+

Cast & Creative Team

Idea and Direction

David Espinosa Cerdán

Collaboration

Jordi Casanovas

Collaboration

Africa Navarro

Performer

Jordi Casanovas

Performer

David Espinosa Cerdán

Production

El Local Espacio de Creación

Production

Festival TNT

Stickman

by Darragh McLoughlin

On stage lies a man, and a stick. In the background a large flat screen TV flickers, and comes to life. The TV reads “MAN / STICK”, as if to clear up any doubt as to what is right in front of us.

This is not a story. Yet over time, as the Man and the Stick move through different forms together, a certain relationship emerges. Stick makes Man move and through this movement his body begins to speak. Then Stick speaks to us through Man.

All the while the TV tells us what to see. We don’t like being told what to see all the time, but now how can we see anything else?

Darragh McLoughlin was born in Cork and moved to Berlin to pursue what would become his circus training and career. In 2012 he founded Square Head Productions as a platform for artistic research and performance.

Cast & Creative Team

Cast

Darragh McLoughlin

Cast

Joseph Summers

Artistic support

Marco Chenevier

Artistic support

Andrea Salustri

Artistic support

Elena Kreusch

Artistic support

Benjamin Richter

Artistic support

Caroline Alves

Artistic support

Joseph Summers
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