Tabakalera taulara : fregoli
Performing arts summer programme in the attic
This summer, Thursdays on the Attic are going to be devoted to enjoying performing arts. From 7 July to 8 September (+ 11 September), each Thursday there’ll be a chance to get to know and participate in the different projects of performing arts, performance pieces and stageable projects.
Altogether, there’ll be eleven offerings by Javier Vaquero, Cris Blanco, Amaia Urra, Lorena Álvarez, Quim Pujol, Idoia Zabaleta & Ibon Salvador & Mónica Real, Bárbara Sánchez & Jaime Conde-Salazar, Óscar Bueno & Itxaso Corral, Itsaso Iribarren & Germán de la Riva, Nilo Gallego & Pelayo Arrizabalaga and Isaak Erdoiza.
It’ll be the summer so it will probably be hot, but not too hot. We'll head up to the rooftop on the fourth floor, by stairs or in the lift. There'll be people we know and others we don't. Things will kick off at half past eight in the evening, when the sun is just about to set and it’s starting to get a bit cooler. We'll arrive by day and leave by night. And there will be one or more people doing things, singing, dancing, talking, playing an instrument, telling us things, changing, moving… We'll sit down and enjoy ourselves for a while on the roof watching and listening to things that don't usually happen on a roof.
A performance by Quim Pujol
Thanks: María and Cuqui Jerez. With the support of the programme Artists in Residence by CA2M and La Casa Encendida.
Leopoldo Fregoli was one of the most important quick-change artists in history. In his shows he would change appearance at a frenetic pace, embodying dozens of characters in the same performance.
The critic Sebastià Gasch wrote about him: “Fregoli poses as more than a thousand characters of all kinds, types and species (…) Fregoli marked the emergence of the first intuitions of the great themes of our age, brought to the stage”.
What can we still learn from Fregoli? In this series of quick-change numbers, the performer never changes appearance.