Maria Jerez & Edurne Rubio
25.06 – 26.06.2021
According to an old Spanish folk tradition, villagers used to cry directly into the cloudy sky to ward off an approaching storm. With a canticle, they tried to scare away lightning and turn hail into raindrops. A nublo!
This performance without players places you in the eye of the storm and in the middle of an intense sensory experience, in a landscape that is halfway between the scenography of an opera and a cloudy valley, between geology and an amusement park. The characters you meet there are neither people nor animals, neither monsters nor gods, but rather natural phenomena. In the microclimate of the theatre space, geodynamic and atmospheric processes come into play, at the juxtaposition where the nature of the theatre and the audience meet and influence each other.
• Edurne Rubio is a visual artist. Her work leans towards documentary and takes off from orality and storytelling. María Jerez creates work at the intersection of choreography, film and visual art. With her work, she wants to open up spaces of possibility through the encounter with what is foreign to us. A nublo is the first performance they have made together.
concept & performance Edurne Rubio & María Jerez | light design Leticia Skrycky with the collaboration of Santiago Rodríguez Tricot | sound design Charo Calvo | technical assistance Chris van Goethem, Olivier Theys a.o. | co-production Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Buda Kunstencentrum, BE Festival, far ° fabrique des arts vivants, Noorderzon / Grand Theater | support Madrid City Council, the Flemish Community, The Flemish Community Commission (VGC), wpZimmer, TNT (Terrassa)