Manipulate: Birdie


Thursday 8pm | Friday 6pm

Running TIme: 60 mins

Age Guidance: 12+

Content Warnings: During the show a projection directed to the audience is displayed. No laser or stroboscopic light are used in the show. Actors smoke on stage (e-cigarettes, nicotine free).

Agrupación Señor Serrano 


Following their critically acclaimed performance of A House in Asia at MANIPULATE 2017, Spanish masters of micro-cinema Señor Serrano return to the Festival with a blistering new multimedia performance. 

The work centres around two contrasting mirages. In one: wars, abuse of natural resources, labour exploitation, political instability, poor sanitary conditions, persecution, forced deportation… 

In the other:  freedom, respect for human rights, good health services, welfare, recycling and renewable energies, prosperity, social mobility…  

And in between, a flock migrating birds constantly drawing impossible shapes in the sky.  

Birdie is a multimedia performance with live video projections and scale models. Described as Hitchcock’s The Birds revisited, the three performers will take you on a journey of war, smugglers and a massive migration with wit, criticism and commitment to humankind. 

Agrupación Señor Serrano is a theatre company based in Barcelona that creates original productions about discordant aspects of today’s human experience. Señor Serrano’s shows blend live feed video, scale models, text, performance, sound and objects.

Part of the Manipulate Festival

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A show by Agrupación Señor Serrano 

Creation: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Ferran Dorda 

Performance: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and David Muñiz  

Voice: Simone Milsdochter 

Project manager: Barbara Bloin 

Lighting design and video programming: Alberto Barberá 

Sound design and soundtrack: Roger Costa Vendrell 

Video creation: Vicenç Viaplana 

Scale models: Saray Ledesma and Nuria Manzano 

Costumes: Nuria Manzano 

Production assistant: Marta Baran 

Scientific consultant: Irene Lapuente / La Mandarina de Newton 

Project advisor: Víctor Molina 

Legal advisor: Cristina Soler 

Management: Art Republic  

Special thanks to José Palazón for the cession of the picture used in the show.  

Acknowledgements:  Biennale di Venezia - Biennale College Teatro 2015, Panspermia – Marcel·lí Antúnez, Jordi Soler, Carles Guillem, Jaume Riera, Julia Pelletier, Lara Molina, Pasqual  Gorriz,  Arturo  Rodríguez  Morato,  Fabrice  Chan,  Yannick  Roman,  Yasmina  Boudia, Javier Bauluz and especially all the participants in the workshops at the Venice Biennale and at CIFAS.  

A production by Grec 2016 Festival de Barcelona, Agrupación Señor Serrano, Fabrique de  Théâtre  -   Service  des  Arts  de  la  Scène  de  la  Province  de  Hainaut,  Festival  TNT- Terrassa Noves Tendències, Monty Kultuurfaktorij and Festival Konfrontacje Teatralne. 

With  the  support  of  Cultural  Office  of  Spain’s  Embassy  in  Brussels,  Departament  de  Cultura  de  la  Generalitat  de  Catalunya,  Centre  International  de  Formation  en  Arts  du  Spectacle de Bruxelles,  Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y la Música (INAEM), Institut Ramon Llull 

Mini animal toys sponsorship: Safari Ltd. 


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