Beatus is the result of the need to delve into scenic codes that interest us as a source of new ways of communicating. In particular, the properties of vibratory and harmonic songs as bearers of messages encrypted in our deep being since man discovered the sung voice as an instrument of direct communication with our essence. Research on this has been the core of this show.
ETIMOLOGY: The adjective Blessed comes from the Latin "beatus" (full of goods, rich) and from the Latin verb very little used "beare" (enrich, make happy) of a very dark etymological origin.
CAST & PRODUCTION TEAM
TITLE: BEATUS: visions of the Apocalypse
ADULT VIEWERS (minors accompained from 10)
RUNNING TIME: approx. 55 minutes
AUTHOR: the Apocalypse of John, poems by T. S. Eliot
DIRECTOR: Cristina Samaniego
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Carlos R. Cirre
SET DESIGNERS: Miguel Meca/Orlando Peláez
COSTUME DESIGNERS: Gema Nájera/Espacio Espiral
COMPANY VOICE & MOVEMENT TRAINER: Cristina Samaniego
MUSIC ASSISTANT: Rodrigo G. Jara
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Lúa Gándara
VIDEO DESIGNER & REGISTER: David Moreno
Born in 2009 as the first scenic laboratory in Cantabria (Spain), with its own and stable space and a line of work based on the principles of Theater Anthropology and acting training as signs of identity. Our performances are based on the investigation of new languages and forms of scenic communication that draw on tradition to project themselves to the present moment. We build proposals based on making the theatrical event a unique and unforgettable experience between creator and audience. Our show "El mar dulce" ("The Sweet Sea"), our first laboratory experience released in 2012 has been recognized in various national and international meetings and festivals of contemporary theater. Our new production "Beatus" began its rehearsal in October 2016.
Rodrigo G. Jara
Graduated with the highest grades by the Conservatory "Ataulfo Argenta" of Santander. International Trainingin Interpretation, Breathing Techniques, voice Care and Hygiene and Respiratory
Pathologies. He is currently developing studies and research on the pedagogy of musical language and voice searches in the laboratory Espiral Espiral, teaching his Vocal Technique and Repertory classes.
Actress, pedagogue and theater director graduated by the Royal School of Drama-RESAD of Madrid. Co-founder of the International Theater Laboratory T.N.T. of Seville, with an intense activity in international festivals. For many years she develops in parallel a broad research project on theatrical pedagogy that includes various approaches to the study of the Dramaturgy of the Movement, the psychophysical and vocal training of the actor and the Verbal Expression in universities and public and private centers. Director of international projects in collaboration with institutions inside and outside of Spain. Since 2009 she directs the Espacio Espiral scenic laboratory in Santander.
Higher Dance Studies in the specialty of Choreography and Interpretation Techniques by the Royal Conservatory Mariemma (Madrid). Choreographer, artistic director of numerous productions, dancer and musical actor with 37 years of experience on stage.
She began her career in music by participating in choirs since she was 15 in churches in his hometown, Santo Domingo, where she finished her university studies in Interior Design. It is part of different musical bands in Spain. She has also participated in different musical contests winning the first place. Currently she is still studying music and piano.
Graduated by RESAD in Madrid, he became professional actor in 1992. Founding member of the Complutense Theater Classroom and coordinator and professor of interpretation and history of theater at the School of the Palace of Festivals of Cantabria. Founder and coordinator since 2009 of the Espacio Espiral scenic laboratory in Santander.