Eight characters lost in the city, each carrying their own suitcase. Passers-by or immigrants?
Naïve and curious, their emotions are baryle contained, they know nothing about our norms, our rules and our way of life.
The game they play is so subtle it could be mistaken for reality. It is precisely there where a space for dialogue opens, where the spectator becomes an active part of the exchange and the experimentation.
Kamchàtka eventually turns into a mirror; a mirror of our behaviour towards the Other, the Foreign, the Different. Shall we build our future with the Kamchàtka members or should we rejent them?
Intense, potent and contemporary street theatre which prances over frontiers and upon our humanity.
Jury Grand Prize, MiramirO 2008 – International Street Theatre Festival of Gent, Belgium
Original idea and artistic direction: Adrian Schvarzstein
Performers and creators: Cristina Aguirre, Maïka Eggericx, Sergi Estebanell, Claudio Levati, Andrea Lorenzetti, Judit Ortiz, Lluís Petit, Josep Roca, Edu Rodilla, Santi Rovira, Gary Shochat, Prisca Villa
Performers: Amaya Mínguez, Jordi Solé
Premiere: FiraTàrrega, Spain, 2008
Duration: 60 minutes
Special thanks to Escena Poblenou and Centre Civic Can Felipa, Barcelona
Supported on tour by Institut Ramon Llull & INAEM
Kamchàtka is an artist collective of diverse nationalities and disciplines who’s members first met in Barcelona in 2006. Driven by the same interests and concerns and under the artistic direction of Adrian Schvarzstein, they started training intensely in group improvisation on the streets of Barcelona and researched the subject of immigration. Barcelona… an ideal city for confronting a society laden with contradictions and immersed in profound problems of integration.