•  Theatre 2015
 Spain
  Teatro de La Abadia
HACIA LA ALEGRIA ( TOWARDS HAPPINESS)
Written and directed by: Olivier Py
Translation: Fernando Gómez Grande
Assistant director: Luis Blat
Set and costume design: Pierre-André Weitz
Lighting design: Bertrand Killy
Original music: Fernando Velázquez
Musicians: Stamen Nikolov, Desislava Karamfilova, Petya Kavalova, Albert Skuratov
Technicians on stage: Jesús Arroyo, Giovanni Colangelo, César Esteban, Rubén Muiño
Cast: Pedro Casablanc
A man – portrayed by Pedro Casablanc – gets up in the middle of the night, moved by a kind of presentiment that leads him to get dressed and start running around the city. He is an architect who has lost the spiritual energy required for artistic creation. That is how „Towards Happiness” begins, a new text by Olivier Py, the Head of the Festival d’Avignon, which he himself will be directing at La Abadía. This lucid interior monologue is accompanied by a suggestive series of objects and shadows and the live music of Fernando Velázquez, the composer of various film soundtracks („Ocho apellidos vascos”, „The Impossible”). „Towards Happiness” forms part of the European project known as Cities on Stage/Ciudades en Escena, an ambitious international collaboration that focuses our theatrical sensibility on the theme of the city: as a phenomenon and as a symptom of modernity, as a journey of initiation and even as a subject for pure meditation. A production created within the framework of Cities on Stage/Ciudades en Escena.
Translated into Romanian and English
Performance not recommended under 16 years old
With the support from the Culture Programme of the European Union, in the framework of the Villes en scène / Cities on stage project. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Teatro de La Abadía in co-production with Théâtre National de la Communauté Française and Festival d’Avignon and in collaboration with Teatrul National Radu Stanca, within the framework of Villes en Scène/Cities on Stage.
Acknowledgments to the Avignon Festival team for hosting part of the rehearsals process in the installations of La FabricA (Avignon)

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