ACT FESTIVAL 2019 MAY-MAIATZA-MAYO 29 – 1 JUNE- EKAINA-JUNIO
28 ASTEARTEA - TUESDAY - MARTES BILBOROCK 20:00 Previa ACT - Doan - Free - Gratis
‘LA MEMORIA DEL CUERPO: FORMAS EN EL ESPACIO-TIEMPO’
Roberto Menéndez / Euskal Herria / 60′ / Documental
29 ASTEAZKENA- WEDNESDAY - MIÉRCOLES KAFE ANTZOKIA 20:00 Opening, zizka-mizkak, music - 10€
Kulu Orr / Israel / 30′ / Live music, comedy, theatre and physical theatre
A solo show which merges humour, live music, circus, cutting edge technology and audience interaction. The artist controls practically everything outside and inside the stage through digital accesories and with wearable computers.
Noémie Cuérel / Switzerland / 10′
We hear applause, we are in the dark, and the light fades in slowly. She enters. She is passing back and forth between these two facets and emotion of her personality until, she arrives in front of the microphone and the music starts…
‘TRIGGER WARNING’ – ACT 2018 SARRIA AWARD PREMIO
Yang Han Bi / Korea / 20′ / Dance
The work started from the story about the effects of associationism introduced in Roxane Gay’s Book, Bad Feminist. Roxane tells about the limitation of ‘Trigger warning’, and insists that people who experience traumas should cure themselves in order to overcome them. The work is based on it but focuses on the ‘relationships with others’, and ‘facing’ more.
30 OSTEGUNA - THURSDAY - JUEVES TEATRO BARAKALDO ANTZOKIA 19:00 Contest session - 10€
Collectif Tarabiscote / France / 15′ / Performance
In Greek mythologie, Chronos is the prime God of time. In this act, he is not a divinity anymore, but a engineer, working at its own scale on a wheelwork. He oversees the proper functioning of time.
‘THE DOLPHIN HOTEL’
Massive Owl / UK / 30′ / Textual theatre
Sometimes a film, sometimes a performance and sometimes both. ‘The Dolphin Hotel’ visits the world of Haruki Murakami’s novel ‘Dance Dance Dance’. This show is a work-in-progress
Chum-Project / Korea / 18′ / Dance
There was a time when I wanted to see hope when I was in despair, and after my resolution, my will followed. How long will you be living with such a big iron heart? Though the outlook is bleak, shouldn’t life be beautiful? We’re becoming dull ones who’ve lost their lives with low self-esteem.
30 OSTEGUNA - THURSDAY - JUEVES KAFE ANTZOKIA 20:00 Contest session - 10€
‘LAS 2 EN PUNTO’
As Marias / Illes Balears / 30′ / Documentary & textual theatre
Two sisters from Santiago de Compostela and from an anarchist family, Maruxa and Coralia Fandiñom fall into social marginalitzation after receiving direct abuses of power by the Francoist oppression during the Spanish Civil War. This fact changes them forever and they become two charismatic, bizarre characters remembered throughout Santiago.
Artscenico / Germany / 10′ / Performance
‘Moon night’, the choreography, was created after decades of work with dancers and getting older himself. It was inspired by the music and the romantic poem with the same title.
Tetrapode / France / 20′ / Physical theatre, dance
Co-Pulation is a choreographic trio for 2 dancers and 1 human-sized puppet. The piece deals with the desire of absolute and authenticity that leads or loses each person. Our body research uses different techniques of contemporary and aerial dance as well as objects manipulations on precise rhythms.
31 OSTIRALA - FRIDAY - VIERNES TEATRO BARAKALDO ANTZOKIA 19:00 Contest session - 10€
Peculiar Man / Germany / 30′ / Dance & theatre
A man and a woman find themselves in a composition of images, becoming part of a story that remains to shift between reality and fiction. Surreal atmospheres arise in which the couple goes on the search for the identity of the other. The story becomes a journey through different times, showing the differences and similarities of human beings and talks about the essence of small and seemingly unimportant things in life.
‘BEAST WITHOUT BEAUTY’
Carlo Massari & C&C Company / Italy / 30′ / Dance & theatre
Yet another gaze: still cold, freezing, unmerciful on society. An irreverent, cynical study on the archetypes of human misery, the non-expressivity, the despicable cruelty of interpersonal relations. A black irony as a counterpoint to the paleness of the faces.
31 OSTIRALA - FRIDAY - VIERNES KAFE ANTZOKIA 22:00 Contest session - 10€
Hermanas Gestring / Andalucía / 15′ / Dance
“Fatal, we are very bad” As a symphony of life we present a work in small fragments, a beginning with the “I prefer not to think” as a motto, letting ourselves be carried away by the circumstances, a second part “cinnamon in branch” as an expression of power, to be masters of the now, and an indecisive ending, “Alerta 4”, with fear for not knowing if we are on the edge of the abyss.
‘NO ESTOY AQUÍ PARA ENTRETENEROS’
F de Asfalto / Madrid, México, Alemania / 30′ / Dance, theatre & flamenco
Free version of the Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus. Sisyphus has been punished by the gods to climb every day a mountain loaded with an intense and heavy rock that, when it reaches the top, falls irremediably, and so for all eternity… Through our personal experiences as creators, we approach the myth of Sisyphus. Modern sisifos that drag their rock day by day and start from scratch at every moment.
Amaia Bono Jiménez / Euskal Herria / 25′ / Performance & theatre
We live time in a lineal way and our lives are drawn in the world as a sucesión of paralel lines, but… where is that time? Where is that space? And… how many ways there are to call it?
1 LARUNBATA - SATURDAY - SÁBADO
ZIRKODOMOA & BIZKAIKO ANTZERKI IKASTEGIA 12:00 Contest session & fast vermut - 10€
‘A SOLO FOR A NERVOUS SYSTEM’
Klaas Devos & Barely imaginable Beings / Belgium / 30′ / Dance
A space wherein an embodied practice explores the expressions of thought and misunderstanding through movement. An algorithmic choreography that accumulates series of neurological demands, instantaneously executed. The spectator witnesses a negotiation between the will to move and the restrictions that any form of physical freedom entails.
City of Women / Slovenia / 30′ / Performance
‘Sonny’ is an attempt at an anthropological research of a specific phenomenon in a performative form. It is an amazed fascination with images and stories of sworn virgins or “virginas” from the remote parts of Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo and Metohija.
‘OUTSIDE THE CLUB’
Broken Box Collective / UK / 30′ / Circus & movement
A visual expression of themes and feelings arising from the UK’s political landscape, created by three performers through technical juggling, sculpture, and movement choreography. Rhythmical and emotive circus, performed to an uplifting sound track by great British musicians.
1 LARUNBATA - SATURDAY - SÁBADO GUGGENHEIM BILBAO MUSEOA 19:00 Showcase - Programa Shift Key. Red Internacional de Festivales - 10€
Boose Provoost & Kobe Chielens / de polen / Belgium / 30′ / Dance
A body is torn apart and assumes impossible shapes: it stretches, contracts, and bursts apart, only to subsequently present itself to us in a new shape. Moore Bacon! constantly tricks the spectator’s eye. Every perception is an act of creation.
Romain Beltrão Teule & Supercabras / France / 30′ / Performance
What exists / What happens in the space (-time?) between the translation and the object that it comes from / the translated object? ‘Légende’ is a project that borrows the code of the conference/lecture to speak about the above question. It takes as its starting point the study of the fictional ‘language of the birds’ and the questions that the study of this language can create. ‘Légende’ is an attempt to enter in the world of words; to play with them and to question them. What are their powers? Where do they fail? A word as an act.
1 LARUNBATA - SATURDAY - SÁBADO KAFE ANTZOKIA 22:00 Clossing - 10€ ARRISKUA PARTY Kafe Kovac - Doan - Free - Gratis
‘ISLA DE SIRENAS’ & ‘PIC-NIC’
Bizkaiko Antzerki Ikastegia / Euskal Herria / 25′ / 25′ / Theatre
Two works of different gender and with a anaccurate defined social message. ‘Isla de Sirenas’ deals with the theme of romantic love and mistreatment in the couple from a dreamlike and dramatic approach. ‘Pic-Nic’ talks about the nonsense of war from the theater of the absurd, a comical approach with a powerful and deafening message. Two very different pieces interpreted by the same actors and with very current messages and rigorous treatments.
Yang Han Bi / Korea / 20′ / Dance
All is vanity. As one of the doctrine of Buddhism says, the all creatures in the universe change in every moment, so it does not stay in one state. But people think it is unchanging being, we need to get rid of that wrong idea. The piece ponders about oneself living now with the regrets of the past and the dreams for the future dividing time change into the past, the present, the future.