Creation Residence  
L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 25/09/2023 to 29/09/2023
Presentation :
On 09/09/2023 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)


The Kif Kif collective return to L’animal, this time with a proposal that brings in other members of the family: a father, a sister, brothers. A piece about transmission between two generations, returning the father to the world of his children and viceversa. Playing with this filial relationship and all the mythical meanings it carries, twisting and inverting it. Having fun with the generation gap but also with the appearance of bodies. Using shared experience, memories of holidays, established routines to reveal this family world and blow it up in a joyful search for the absolute.

Mythical figures and ancient tragedies. It’s a case of taking all the familiar patterns from Greek and Roman tragedy and bending the fixed codes of the lines followed by myth. As in a family, the characters in tragedy each have a predetermined role to play: Antigone, Polynices and Eteocles, Oedipus, Iphigenea and Agamemnon…

Time is distorted. How long do you have to wait for death? For how long have we been absent? Playing with the differences in rhythm between a long wait and the explosion of a failed experiment. Provoking discontinuities, interferences and sparks to find the absurd in waiting, the clown of silence…

The absurd: working with the clown, giving rise to eccentric, buffoonish situations. Finding the humour in a mystic quest.

Acrobatic dance: working with two almost identical bodies, but concentrating on their uniqueness, using their difference in weight, age and flexibility to shape a hypnotic choreography. A quartet of quadruplets out of sync.

Maniplulation of objects: research around a camping table, eggs and a stove. Setting up the tent in the midst of a storm. Handling playing cards and gaming cards, surrounded by juggling and new magic. We recreate in detail the atmosphere of a sunday dinner that goes wrong, something between Easter lamb and a Yule log.

Set design: confronting precariousness and instability with a search for the truth. Research using various canvas tents, stretching threads between an ancestral village, a scout camp and a sacrificial temple. Creating different spaces, being able to change and transform places so as to travel there.

Masks: crafting masks from papier maché to make a herd of mystical animals.

Lights and costume: developing a strange, entertaining universe, somewhere between David Lynch and Wes Anderson, where sparks of colour streak across a world in black and white. A search with lanterns and bonfires. Dresses and suits, playing with the codes of the genre, emphasising our similiarities to sow confusion, doubts about our bodies, optical illusions of clones.