Understory, 1: Paramecis i meteorits

Understory, 1: Paramecis i meteorits

creation Xesca Salvà and Marc Villanueva Mir resident artists

02 and 03/04/22
Montjuïc. Espai Lliure

Show completed


Sat. 20:00
Sun. 18:00

Running time

performance 1 h / talk 40'


Espai Lliure


In Catalan


Free previous booking


Hearing assistance via mobile phone


04/03 talk after the performance with biologists Montse Bayés, Montserrat Garcia, Cristina Junyent, Isabel López, Carmen Mediano, Teresa Pastor, Mercè Piqueras and Montse Vallmitjana

This is the second section of the first part of the Understory project. Following in the footsteps of Intercanvi de cromos [Trading cards], the set designer Xesca Salvà and playwright Marc Villanueva return to Paramecis i meteorits [Paramecia and meteorites] (a co-production of the TNT 2021 Festival), and focus on Lynn Margulis, an American biologist who has changed our understanding of life, science and biology by extrapolating her knowledge of microorganisms on a planetary scale. From fungi to the cosmos, her theory opened the way for observation of the Earth as an enormous network of interdependencies and evolution, and as a process in which symbiosis rather than Darwinian competition predominates. Paramecis i meteorits [Paramecia and meteorites] is a theatrical journey between the installation and the immersive experience, with help of eight local biologists.

At the end of the first part of Understory on Sunday 3rd, there will be a discussion with the eight biologists who have participated in the research process. Understory 2 will be presented in June.

Understory is a synonym for undergrowth.

Also from 05/11, Understory als TMB
A project in collaboration with the Fundació TMB and the Teatre Lliure in the context of the Carlota Soldevila Creation Grants.

This season's resident artists receiving the Carlota Soldevila Creation Grants are Xesca Salvà and Marc Villanueva Mir. Their project, consisting of various experiences based around non-human life forms and everything that sustains life without us being aware of it.


Marina Mulet

Laura Renau


Montserrat Garcia

Isabel López

Carmen Mediano


Ana Rovira


Gerard Valverde


Anatomia Humana Desmontable


Helena Febrés


FRAU Recerques visuals


Lynn Margulis, Ricard Guerrero, John Feldman, Rubén Duro and Nanna Neudeck


Paramecis i meteorits is a coproduction by Xesca Salvà, Marc Villanueva and the Festival TNT, supported by Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, ICUB Ajuntament de Barcelona, Es Baluard, Teatre Lliure and Konvent.0. This project has ben supported by the "Premis Barcelona 2020” grants from the Ajuntament de Barcelona.


Teatre Lliure, Xesca Salvà and Marc Villanueva Mir


The Carlota Soldevila grants are possible thanks to the partnership between the Teatre Lliure and the Fundació Banc Sabadell.

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