A BEGINNING #16161D
PREMIERE MARCH 2023
A BEGINNING #16161D is the story of a beginning after an ending.
An intuition about an uncertain future, an invitation to a realm of imagination.
Combining musical composition and choreographic design, Bauzà and Jou present a theatrical piece in which live singing and lights manipulated by the performers themselves play a central role in constructing a dramaturgical narrative about the (re)beginning of the world.
In darkness, 5 performers explore the relationship between their voice, light and movement, transforming our perception to the point where notions of space and time are suspended and the boundaries between bodies dissolve. The spectator is immersed in an immersive and sensory experience where the bodies and voices of the five singers constantly transform and converge into a unified collective body, inviting us to imagine new ways of communicating, being, and relating in society.
A BEGINNING #16161D transforms the stage into a realm of imagination, reflecting a future where humans have discovered new forms of survival.
Creation and direction / Aurora Bauzà & Pere Jou
Performance / Elena Tarrats, Maider Lasa, Isaac Baró, Diana Pop, Pere Jou
Music and sound / Aurora Bauzà
Choreography / Pere Jou Lighting / Jou Serra, Marieta Rojo
Costume / Mariona Signes
Dramaturgical and choreographic collaboration / Alessandro Sciarroni
Movement assistance / Claudia SolWat
Photography / Anna Fàbrega
Video / Ignasi Castañé
Production and support / Ariadna Miquel
Acknowledgments: Cube peak, Africa Sabé and Iguzzini
Co-produced by L'Auditori and Centre Coregraphique National d'Orleans (France)
With the support of Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics, Graner Fàbrica de Creació Nau Estruch,
Hèmisphère Son, Castell de Montjuïc, and CC Barceloneta.
#16161D or eigengrau,
is the color we see in conditions of absolute darkness. This color, which is not black but a dark gray, is a kind of optical illusion generated by our retina that, on the other hand, in conditions of light, is capable of perceiving pure black in completely black objects.
Jordi Sora - RECOMANA.CAT: "Aurora Bauzà and Pere Jou have touched the sky with A BEGINNING. [...] It's a discovery that is just now being premiered and deserves an immense tour to share that intangible emotion, which moistens the eyes inexplicably, accessing and releasing corners of the soul in one's own catacombs."
Oriol Puig-Taulé - NÚVOL.COM: "A BEGINNING has been, until now, one of the best discoveries of this Grec. [...]The piece by Bauzà and Jou starts from absolute darkness and a cappella music to take us on a sonic and mystical journey, an experience that is both individual and collective at the same time."