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Rhum

Last year it overwhelmed the box office and made us laugh at its bravery, and moved us to tears. It received the Zirkolika Award for the Best Clown Performance in 2014. It is Rhum, the tribute by Rhum i cia. to Joan Montanyès, and it returns to Gràcia once again.

“A clown and death, the great ugly mug, make a strange and disturbing couple. A combination that moves our soul. Creating a clown show about a death is a real challenge. Doing it about two of them is a marvellous piece of slapstick. (···) That, in the most beautiful and generous sense, is a description of Rhum, the great, emotional and hilarious tribute to Monti which a group of friends colleagues has orchestrated. The production (Zirkolika Prize 2014 for the best clowns show) runs at Christmas this season in a place as prone to wonders ('and one or two tifeta' as the clowns joke on stage) as the Teatre Lliure in Gràcia. (···) When Monti became ill he had been planning a show about Enrico Jacinto Sprocani (1904-1953), known as Rhum, a magnificent and renowned clown who worked with Pipo and who was a friend of Jacques Tati, no less. (···) The show, for all audiences, of course, is full of larks, slapstick, jokes, repetition, puns, classic entries, moments straight from Fellini (the parade with the drum, accordion and sax - 'Peppinu, blow the sax, sax!'), live music and even a very good imitation of the mayor Xavier Trias discussing the regulations covering the use of animals in the circus. (···) You laugh and laugh. While wearing a red nose. That's how clowns live and die.”
Jacinto Antón (El País)

cast Guillem Albà /Joan Arqué / Roger Julià / Jordi Martínez / Pep Pascual

unconscious voice (off) Joan Montanyès Martínez ‘Monti’

dramaturgy Martí Torras Mayneris, Joan Montanyès Martínez and Rhum i cia. / musical director Pep Pascual / original music Pep Pascual i Rhum i cia. / setting Sarah Bernardy and Martí Torras Mayneris / costumes Rosa Solé / lighting Quico Gutiérrez / sound Ramon Ciércoles / make up Toni Santos
 
director assistant Montse Tixé / setting assistant Jordi Larrea / costumes assistant Mireia Farré / choreography advisor Montse Colomé / technical director Xavier Xipell 'Xipi' /management Xavier Ribalaygua / management director Carles Manrique - Velvet Events / distribution Elena Blanco - Magnética
 
co-produced by Velvet Events and Grec 2014 Festival de Barcelona
with the support of the Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya
with the collaboration of the Nau Ivanow, the Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat del Vallès, the Atrium Viladecans, the Ajuntament de Montmeló, Comediants, Focus Serveis de l’Espectacle, the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya and theTeatre Lliure

thanks to Ramon Simó, Joan Font, Guillem Jordi Graells, Tony Murchland, Sara Tibau, Nora Farrés, Benecé Produccions, Teatralnet, Albert Miret, Eva Parra, Two Points, Lupi Asensio, Martin Lorenz, Asier Bastida, Manuel Sala, Josep Aznar, Oriol Boixader 'Oriolo', Sergi Buka, Domènec de Guzmán, Fulgenci Mestres, Joan Valentí, Pau Sarraute, Marc Santa, Sergi Martínez and to the every clown, musicians, directors and friends which worked with Monti, and specially to the Monti & cia. members.
And a very special thanks to the complete family of Joan Montanyès Martínez.

circus show in Catalan, Spanish and Monti Language
length 1h. 45' no interval


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