Sun & Sea

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Pl. Margarida Xirgu, 1, Barcelona
Wed 12 Oct · 19:00 - 22:00
Thu 13 Oct · 19:00 - 22:00
Fri 14 Oct · 19:00 - 22:00
Sat 15 Oct · 19:00 - 22:00
Sun 16 Oct · 19:00 - 22:00
Wed 19 Oct · 19:00 - 22:00
Thu 20 Oct · 19:00 - 22:00
Fri 21 Oct · 19:00 - 22:00
Sat 22 Oct · 19:00 - 22:00
Sun 23 Oct · 19:00 - 22:00
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On a sandy beach illuminated by an artificial sun, people in swimming costumes enjoy a typical day at the beach. They sunbathe, read, play and talk while the audience walks along a walkway and watches them from above. This totally banal, everyday situation is transformed when the music breaks through. The songs uncover a range of concerns, both individual and collective: from burnt skin from too much sun exposure, to fear of environmental catastrophe. Gradually, the frivolous micro-stories give way to much more serious issues and the individual songs to a universal heart that addresses concerns on a planetary scale.

Sun & Sea is the stage version of the installation-opera-performance presented by the official Lithuanian pavilion at the 2019 Venice Art Biennale. The project by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė (film and theatre director and visual artist), Vaiva Grainytė (writer, playwright and poet) and Lina Lapelytė (musician and composer), won the Golden Lion for the best national participation. The proposal is a critical appeal against the climate crisis that combines installation art and theatrical performance.

The performance is the second collaboration between three artists. Their contemporary opera for 10 cashiers, supermarket sounds and piano Have a Good Day! -created between 2011 and 2013 and still touring-won more than 6 European awards. It has toured to more than twenty festivals and has been adapted for BBC Radio 3 and Lithuanian National Radio.

Tickets and information on the Teatre Lliure website.

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