Institut Ramon Llull and HB Studio bring together artists from the Catalan plays SOLITUD and SOLITUD A STROMBOLI for an HB Public Conversation
HB Studio is pleased to continue its series Playing Together: Catalonia at HB Studio, a special showcase of select Catalan plays followed by discussions with the artists in partnership with Institut Ramon Llull.
Closing out our series will be the classic play, SOLITUD, based on/inspired by a novel with the same title written by a woman (Caterina Albert) under a man’s name (Victor Catala), and SOLITUD A STROMBOLI which compares SOLITUD to the film STROMBOLI by Rosselini.
Our talk will feature Alícia Gorina (director) and actors Maria Ribera and Pol López from SOLITUD and Fina Rius (actress), Núria Casado Gual (author and dramaturg), and Imma Colomer (director) from SOLITUD A STROMBOLI. Moderated by HB Teaching Artist Maria Fontanals.
Please join us for a lively discussion about the two Catalan plays from Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (TNC)!
Note: Watch the plays in advance of your attendance. The plays will be available to those that RSVP to the event. A link to view the plays will be made available via email on October 4, 2021.
“After passing through Ridorta they had come across a wagon going their way…” The start of Víctor Català’s best known work is an invitation to immerse oneself in the fascinating literary richness of SOLITUD, and foreshadows some of its major themes: landscape as a vocabulary to express existence, animality in the face of cultural and technical evolution, or time as human geography.
With her great mountain novel, Caterina Albert gave a voice to one of the most exciting female characters in Catalan literature. A journey of enormous vibrant intensity, marked by the magnetic discovery of desire, the raw lesson of solitude and the lucid understanding of the pains that weigh upon the world.
Length: 2 hours. The play is performed in Catalan and presented with English subtitles.
Pepo Blasco, Ona Grau, Oriol Guinart, Pol López, Laura Luna, Adriana Parra, Clara Peteiro, Maria Ribera, Pau Vinyals
Set design: Sílvia Delagneau
Costumes: Bàrbara Glaenzel
Lighting: Raimon Rius
Sound: Igor Pinto
Characterization and costume assistant: Núria Llunell
Director’s assistants: Marta Tirado, Laura Vago
Set design’s assistant: Adriana Parra
Choreographic movement: Laura Vago
Listener: Bernat Reher
About SOLITUD A STROMBOLI
Dra. Nela Simari, a distinguished expert in the field of comparative literature, gives a peculiar “inaugural lecture” on the influence of Víctor Català on the acclaimed Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Her masterful lesson not only takes us into the parallel universes of Solitude and Stromboli, but also invites us to reflect on the concept of authorship, the creative fact itself, and above all, on who comes to light, and who remains in the shadows in the complex narrative of History.
Dramaturgy: Núria Casado Gual (freely inspired by Rosa Delor’s study)
Direction: Imma Colomer
With: Fina Rius
ABOUT THE COMPANY
The Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (TNC), as a public cultural facility, wants to contribute to the positioning of the performing arts as a tool for the improvement of a constantly evolving society, through the excellence of artistic and pedagogical proposals open to everyone. Learn more.
Provided with support from the Noël Coward Foundation.