A MIDSUMMER NIGHT?S DREAM
supported by Institut Ramon Llulli. Catalan Language and Culture
The representation of ?A Midsummer Night’s Dream? by Per Poc aims to go back to the roots of puppet theatre, where a single puppeteer is able to tell a story accompanied by inert characters to which the puppeteer gives life as they are needed for the story.
Who better than Puck?who plays with love, passion and feelings?to be the puppet master in our story? We have opted for a simple, even crude, build of puppet that is clearly neutral, in order to highlight the strength of Puck, the manipulator and protagonist who transports us into a magical story that is unreal yet credible thanks to the art of puppet theatre.
The material simplicity of this proposal, built out of paper, contrasts with and is complemented by the energy and precision of the incidental music of Felix Mendelssohn. With this tribute to simplicity, we would like to open the windows on imagination.
- The Per Poc company was founded in 1989 around a desire to develop puppet theatre. This interest in popularizing the world of puppets has led to different collaborative work with the plastic arts, cinema, music and the audiovisual world.
In its approach to music, the Per Poc company has presented its shows on famous stages such as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the National Musical Theatre of Moscow, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Castell de Peralada Festival, the Barcelona Grec Festival, the Temporada Alta Festival, Royal Theatre in Madrid, and in Liceu Theatre in Barcelona.
The company has also worked with some 18 symphony orchestras including the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, the Murcia Symphony Orchestra, the Extremadura Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia, the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and the Bilbao Orchestra.
In cinema, Per Poc has worked with the director Terry Gilliam on the film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Part of this work can be seen in the documentary Lost in La Mancha.
Director ? Santi Arnal
Music composer -Felix Mendelssohn
Performer — Santi Arnal as Puck
Duration ? 1 hour
Age ? 16+