CONTACT

Alba Espinasa
Phone: 00 34 669 95 12 87

alba@elsjoglars.com

www.elsjoglars.com

DESCRIPTION

The oldest of Europe now under the direction of Ramon Fontserè following the departure of Albert Boadella private company. Els Joglars have maintained their critical style of theatre that directly addresses current issues. They were imprisoned for this reason and were court-martialed for performing a play, La Torna, in 1977. Even after this, when democracy was in full swing, various court cases and controversies arose due to other plays. The company thus gained popularity over time due to being one of the most critical and outspoken voices in Spanish society.  The history of Els Joglars is one of constant research and investigation and construction of a theatrical language that takes the school of classical mime as its starting point and incorporates every possible dramatic element. Its working formula is based on creative group work that entails a high level of personal and professional involvement, either corporately or independently. The company is clearly one in which work comes before all else; it follows a strict system and works full time, involving very long hours – all of which makes for a dynamic system of work that is constantly developing.  The Els Joglars rehearsal room, a geodesic dome in the middle of a forest 100 km from Barcelona, is the ideal observation room, providing a truly universal view of the ways of preserving power in various fields and areas. This is Els Joglars’ main theme and today, moret han fifty years after the group was founded, this theme is being played out in thousands of performances of moret han 40 theatrical works in over twenty countries in Europe and America. It is also the subject of television and cinema productions and various books and research studies on the company’s activities.

PLAYS

MIMODRAMES, 1962

L’ART DEL MIM, 1963

DEIXEBLES DEL SILENCI – PANTOMIMES DEL MUSIC-HALL, 1965

CALIDOSCOPI, 1966

EL DIARI, 1968

EL JOC, 1970

CRUEL UBRIS, 1971

MARY D’OUS, 1972

ÀLIAS SERRALLONGA, 1974

LA TORNA, 1977

M-7 CATALONIA, 1978

L’ODISSEA, 1979

LAETIUS, 1980

OLYMPIC MAN MOVEMENT, 1981

OPERACIÓ UBÚ. Amb el Teatre Lliure, 1982

TELEDEUM, 1983

GABINETE LIBERMANN. Amb el Centro Nacional de Nuevas Tendencias, 1984

VIRTUOSOS DE FONTAINEBLEAU, 1985

VISANTETA DE FAVARA. Amb el Teatre Estable del País Valencià, 1986

BYE, BYE, BEETHOVEN, 1987

COLUMBI LAPSUS, 1989

YO TENGO UN TÍO EN AMERICA, 1991

EL NACIONAL, 1993

UBÚ PRESIDENT, 1995

LA INCREÍBLE HISTORIA DEL DR. FLOIT & MR. PLA, 1997

DAAALÍ, 1999

LA TRILOGÍA: DAAALÍ, LA INCREÍBLE HISTORIA DEL DR. FLOIT & MR. PLA i UBÚ PRESIDENT O LOS ÚLTIMOS DÍAS DE POMPEYA, 2001

EL RETABLO DE LAS MARAVILLAS, 2004

LA TORNA DE LA TORNA. Coproducció amb el Teatre Romea i l’Institut del Teatre, 2005

EN UN LUGAR DE MANHATTAN, 2005

CONTROVERSIA DEL TORO Y EL TORERO, 2006

LA CENA, 2008

2036 OMENA-G, 2010

EL NACIONAL, 2011

EL COLOQUIO DE LOS PERROS. Coproducció amb la CNTC, 2013

VIP, 2014

ZENIT, 2016

MEDIA GALLERY