Looking for duende


Javier Ariza presents Looking for Duende, an eccentric musical comedy, with circus tricks and great doses of absurdity. Directed by Aitor Basauri, the artistic director of the prestigious company Spymonkey and with the dramatic touch of William Oldroyd, the project  counts a great cast of professionals in different fields, presenting for the first time a one-man show, in which the character is close to the figure of the clown investigating the comedy, something that produces tragedy, but this time disinterestedly shared with the public and without a fourth wall. This is a show about music, one of the most universal forms of art and that obsession to attain the perfection inclosed in the word “duende”. In a similar way to blues, swing and flow that are concepts that are hard to define and to cease.

Javier Ariza Barcina founded his independent theatre company in December 2014 with aspirations to create individual shows and expand his passion for theatrical entertainment. After years of experience alongside Phillipe Gaulier, Carlos Colombiaoni Eric de Bont, Paco de la Zaranda, Jango Edwards, Merche Ochoa, Hernán Gené and countless other artists, he identifies his art as not just a game, but as a lifestyle. He has travelled around the world performing with various companies, something which gave him an idea of what to expect from his individual career. Through this company, Javier Ariza Barcina is looking to define his identity as a creator and as an actor, in order to find his place in the world of entertainment. His work is original and he is always enthusiastic about creating new projects and learning more tricks.  As well, bringing forth the importance of sharing, not only does he attempt to make his public laugh,  but he also acknowledges the importance of culture in modern society and attempts to diffuse shows which are accessible to all kinds of audience. Ariza is a musician, an actor, a producer, a dancer and a clown, his passion also goes hand in hand with his humanitarian actions through ‘Clowns without borders », a project which he wishes to pursue while running his company. The fundamental basis of this company is to make a living out of his performances, to make people smile.

Sinopsis :

Vicente Alonso de Miguel, a musician, a circus artist and a stage man, dedicates his life to the search of “duende”, something that is sublime, divine and everything an artist can aspire to. Nevertheless, the tragedy of this eccentric character lies in that he fails repetitively in his search. His entire life is compulsively dedicated to finding something that either you have or you don’t, but what happens if you look for it ? Javier Ariza brings forth a one-man show about music and its components through the image of the clown, exploring the harmony produced by music, playing with different musical genres, dancing, balancing, object manipulation and a lot of silliness.

Aitor Basauri
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Membres de l'APCC en aquest espectacle:
Javier Ariza Barcina
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Javier Ariza Barcina

45 min- 1h15 min
Any estrena:
Tipus de públic:
Adult (destinat especialment als adults)
Tipus d'espai:
Carpa, Sala
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Persona de contacte:
Javier Ariza Barcina


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