Large cities are governed by a dynamic that is familiar to us but also it is difficult to sustain. As we focus more on the territory, we distance ourselves more and more from the other; we are getting closer, but at the same time we are getting further and further from each other. Our urban reality is made up of a limited amount of routine variables that prevent us from discovering and connecting with other realities and experiences in our environment, and it is becoming more and more urgent to claim and reveal the powers of these “other” encounters.
Metrópoli proposes a solo tour in which to hold a series of short, intimate and immediate encounters, designed for only one member of the public at a time. Crazy, revealing, mysterious and sometimes moving encounters.
Metrópoli is Cuerpo de Guardia’s second piece and it is directed by Sleepwalk Collective.
A CONDE DUQUE PRODUCTION.
CONCEIVED & DEVISED BY: Cuerpo de Guardia.
DIRECTED BY: Sleepwalk Collective.
PERFORMED BY CUERPO DE GUARDIA: Diego Carrasco, Irene Ducajú, Manuel Egozkue, Marcos de Frutos, Álvaro Mansilla Villalpando, Eva March, Cristina Marco, Marcos Martincano, Carmen Millet, Angélica Moyano, Isabel Núñez, Julia Olivares, Claudia Parodi, Elena Prados, Celia Reyes Burgos y Sandra Santiago Bethencourt.
Sleepwalk Collectiveis an award-winning live-art and experimental theatre company creating bold, hypnotic performances between the UK and Spain.They are Iara Solano and Sammy Metcalfe and together they create original work for theatres and unconventional spaces that emerges from a fascination with pop culture, high art, and the mysteries and complexities of our relationships with one another. Their pieces are characterised by densely poetic texts, dazzling use of light and sound, and starkly miminalistic staging. Shows include As The Flames Rose We Danced To The Sirens, The Sirens; Amusements; Karaoke; Domestica; and Kourtney Kardashian, which have toured extensively through venues and festivals of countries from four continents.
Sleepwalk Collective are associate artists at Teatro de La Abadía in Madrid, and artists in residence at Sala Baratza in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Their performance texts are published in the UK by Salamander Street and Oberon Books, and theoretical writing on their work has been included in The Twenty-First Century Performances Reader, DIY, and DIY Too.