BAALCONING IS A TEATRE PRINCIPAL DE PALMA PRODUCTION
Director, author and choreography ∙ CATALINA CARRASCO
Soundtrack and soundscape ∙ KIKO BARRENENGOA, JUANMI BOSCH, GINÉS FERNÁNDEZ
Original idea and assistant ∙ GASPAR MOREY
Performers ∙ YEINNER CHICAS, ELENA SUSILLA, KIKO LÓPEZ, MARIONA JAUME, CATALINA CARRASCO I GASPAR MOREY
Playwright and External view ∙ JORDI DURAN
Choreographic assistant ∙ ELENA SUSILLA
Scenery ∙ ANA GARAY, ISI PONCE
Costumes ∙ GUILLEM SUAU
Lighting ∙ MIQUEL LLULL, ROGER OLLER
Video ∙ ANDRÉ CRUZ
Regidorship and management assistant ∙ IRENE SALORD
Duration: 60 min.
Teatre Principal de Palma 18 de junio 2021
Eima, Auditori de Palmanova, C.IN.E Sineu, Teatre Principal de Palma
- Baal is a Canaanite God or Christian Daemon after whom the Balearic Islands are named.
- Balconing is a sadly known phenomenon featured mainly by young, drunk, tourists.
- Baal is Bertolt Brecht’s opera prima, written in 1918 when he was only 20 years old.
All these ingredients are mixed to become an energetic and vibrant show. A process to understand why the young tourists from Magaluf, same as Brecht’s Baal, enter a path of excess, friendship, sex, violence and love in a quest for the sensation of liberty, defying all that’s morally acceptable and rebelling against society.
“… the reflection proposed to us is devastating from the moment that it is not offering an interpretation, but simple recreations of the self-destructive ritual characteristic for a principle-less youth,… ”
“… the truly outstanding is how the movements develop, one following the other in their own light. That’s where key to this show’s quality lies: bionic dancers interrelate creating woven figures and acrobatic soli of a singular beauty. “