Barcelona Cultura
Theatre

Visió ardent / Burning Vision

Marie Clements / Tom Bentley-Fisher

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A Catalan-Canadian co-production about the discovery of uranium. The play asks: Did the bomb that ripped a hole in the sky forever tear us apart, or can it somehow bring us together?

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In the late 1880’s, in the land of the Dene Nation in Northern Canada, a Dene seer had a burning vision. He sang about strange white men digging rock from their land, taking it faraway and dropping it burning on people who looked like them, the Dene. In 1945, the uranium extracted form the land of the Dene was used for the atomic bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Burning Vision traces the history of uranium from the mining to the bomb. The play begins with an explosion. It ends with an explosion. And between these two bookends of fire, a chorus of voices emerges from distant corners of the globe.
In this mixed-cast, multilingual production, theatre artists from Canada and Catalonia have come together to discover a common voice. The play incorporates video, original live music, and an equal mix of Canadian and Catalan actors to embody a dream world that stirs us to action.

Coproduction: Grec 2016 Festival de Barcelona, Tant per Tant and Q-Ars Teatre.

In cooperation with the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries (ICEC), the Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des Arts du Canada, Creative Saskatchewan and Sala Teatre de l'Ajuntament de Rubí.

The translation was produced with support from the Playwrights' Workshop Montréal and the Glassco Playwrights' Residency in Tadoussac.

Data

Start date
14/07/2016
End date
17/07/2016
Venue
Mercat de les Flors - Sala Pina Bausch
Times
8 pm
Running time
120 min
Price
€20

Artistic credits

Interpretació
Claudia Benito, Jordi Llovet, Andy Fukutome, David Santalices i Anna Güell (Catalunya); Miranda Bentley, Margo Kane, Julie Tamiko Manning i Deneh Thompson (Canadà)
Imatge del cartell
Carol Wylie
Authorship
Marie Clements
Direction
Tom Bentley-Fisher
Movement
Tom Bentley-Fisher i Joan Maria Segura
Composition and musical interpretation
Eduard Iniesta
Translation
Elisabet Ràfols
Dramaturgy
Tom Bentley-Fisher i Elisabet Ràfols
Set
Dino Ibáñez i Miquel €ngel Llonovoy
Lighting design
Sylvia Kuchinov
Video design
Larry Bauman
Costumes
Mariel Soria
Technical manager
Joan Viscasillas
Video technician
Alfonso Ferri
Production
Cristina Raventós
Assistant director
Joan Maria Segura i Lavinia Hollands
Management
Guifré Bantjes-Ràfols

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