It happens in a moment where life goes on, where everyone is still isolated, where the individual is still individual and prepares to become a spectator. At that time, the show starts and spectators become actors with the actors.
Mixing fiction with reality, the show transgresses the line between observing and being observed. It establishes a close relationship with the actors, that will slowly melt to reach the point where the viewer becomes a spectator and the actor becomes an inner reflection of the viewer.
TU VAS TOMBER! breaks the boundaries of the theatrical act. It is a show that begins without the public noticing, while waiting for something to start.
It is a “no moment” of theatre in an unconventional space.
In collaboration with the Institut Del Teatre
I slipped! Nothing happened. At some point I lost balance! I looked around and there was nothing. I thought I could find a chair to rest, but there was nothing. You reached for me and I could breathe again, but still, something was missing. Can I get what I want? Can I be with you, immobile, as before? What is the true fall? Who is who? What is my role?
You see me, watch every move I do, and what do I do? I start to loose balance on the outside and find it again at the very moment you loose your balance from the inside.
TU VAS TOMBER! is a work on balance; on the tensions created between us. It is about hope; the hope that the other one will pick me, and support me. The other, standing on this line between fiction and reality, theatre and the real world, this lines that blurs until it disappears.
Graduate in Philosophy from the University of Paris X and in Physical Theatre, Teaching and Directing from the International School of Corporeal Mime of London. Artistic Director of MOVEO – creation and training centre, Head of Acting at the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Barcelona and Teacher at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Barcelona (Institut del Teatre).
He was a member of the company Théâtre de l’Ange Fou in London for five years and since 2004 has directed and/or acted in 5 Moveo CIE productions. In 2007, he directed the show Requiem, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Mostra de Teatre in Barcelona. In 2011 ARA! received the European quality label E-mix.
His specialised knowledge of mime and physical theatre has lead him to direct projects, courses and workshops in various international organisations such as School of Speech and Drama of London, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Conservatoire Populaire of Geneva, Superior Dramatic Art School of Valencia and Vigo etc.
Studied for two years in Laboratorio Internacional del Actor en Movimiento with Olga Peris before coursing a BA in Dramatic Arts at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (specialising in physical theatre ) between 2010 and 2014.
He performed in Hamlet, retrato de familia under the direction of Ximo Flores, in A vegades mentir-se és un art, directed by Stéphane Lévy and Dos retaules bufonescos i un cor tràgic, directed by Maria Codinachs. Both productions were selected for the Festival Internacional COS de Reus 2013, and the Die Wo Spielen festival in Stuttgart.
Javier also performs in Alarma Nuclear: Un drama Familiar, a commedia dell’arte show devised by the Cie La Palpebra directed by Lluís Graells and in Personne, a dance-theatre piece directed by Andrés Corchero. This show participated in the Your Chance International Festival in Moscow and was programmed at the Sala Beckett, in Barcelona, in 2014.
He studies at the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona coursing a BA in Dramatic Arts, specializing in visual and physical theater (2010 -2014).
He has performed in the shows: “The Suite Buffa”, by Joan Brossa and Josep Maria Quadreny and under the direction of Albert Mestres released at MACBA; “Personne” and “Personne in-situ”, dance-theater creations with Ad.Libitum company and under the direction of Andres Corchero released at Sala Beckett and the Moscow Festival Your Chance; “Martyre”, creation from Yukio Mishima’s work directed by Nicolas Hermansen and released at the Akademia Theatre and the PAD Mainz Festival (Germany); the gestural comedy “Vremya Musei”, released at Maldà in Barcelona with the Voltäla company, which is part of. In the event Barri Brossa, he has participated in the show “Picasso and the Circus” directed by Jordi Basora. In visual theatre, he is part of the CAL Teatre company with the puppet show “El bosc com balla”, and he has created the children’s show “The Republic of stories” and the Mediaeval show “Story tellers”, with the musician Roger Martínez. In television he has worked in “El cor de la ciutat” series (Televisió de Catalunya), playing the character of Markus.
Starts his training at the Escuela de Arte Dramático Eòlia before coursing a BA in Dramatic Arts at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, specialising in physical theatre. During his studies, he explores and extends both his interpretative and physical abilities.
Xavi worked and performed in : Cruzando el límite by Xavi Gimenez, Herois by Pau Freixas and El Bruc by Daniel Benmayor. On Tv, he participated in the Tv serie La otra ciudad by Silvia Quer and other series like El cor de la ciutat, Tretze anys i un dia, Lo Cartanyà, Sagrada familia y Kubala, Moreno i Manchón. He also participates in the dubbing of Gran Torinno by Clint Eastwood.
Xavi is a member of the company The Chanclettes performing the acclaimed show #Dputocool at El Molino, in Barcelona.
She starts her artistic studies with theatre at Col.legi del Teatre and El Timbal of Barcelona. Later she dedicates herself to contemporary dance, studying in Barcelona and in Brussels with various teachers such as David Zambrano, Iñaki Azpillaga, Eulàlia Ayguadè, Thomas Hauert, Jozef Fruzek, Linda Kapetanea, and others. In 2014 she graduates in Choreography Studies (Institut del Teatre, Bcn). At the same time she is part of an annual laboratory with Pere Sais, working from “The art as vehicle” (Grotowsky).
She works in Barcelona during six years with the Company La Mandarina. Amongst other projects, she works with the choreographer Roberto Oliván in the movie Les derniers jours du monde; and with the Company Superamas in BIG 3rd Episode (happy/end). In Brussels she collaborates with Davis Freeman in Investment; and with Re-eject Re- Search cy Sara Vilardo. She also works as a movement assistant on different projects and for companies such as Cia Obskene and Cia Ignífuga.
She is a member of the Co. Moveo since 2015, and works on other dance projects like La Cerda and 43:43.
Studies Dramatic Arts and Physical Theatre at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, training with teachers such as Stéphane Lévy, Andrés Corchero, Jordi Basora, Pere Jané and Maria Codinachs, among others.
He completes his training participating in different workshops: Clown by Pep Massanet and Christian Atanasiu, Areal dance with the Cie Deambulants, Street theatre with Albert Olivas and circus skills at the school El Galliner, in Girona.
He participated in the following projects: Clowntes i Llegendes and No límits with the Cie Nyip i Nyap, selected for the Fira de Clown de Vilanova de la Muga; Pan y A alta mar under the direction of Bernat Pons; Minstrel Cabaret at the visual theatre festival Die Wo Spielen in Stuttgart; he also participated in the show La Revelación directed by Leo Bassi.
He is a member of the Cie La Palpebra and performs in Alarma Nuclear! Un drama familiar directed by Lluís Graells as well as a member of the Cie Los Jimenes with the show La Peixera selected fot the Festival Fringe Barcelona and the Festival COS de Reus.
Minimum 6m X 6m
Ideal space measurement: 7m X 7m
The show does not take place in a theatrical space.
It is designed to be performed in places such as: Theatre foyer or entrance, museums, public square. The space has to be a place where people are waiting (such as waiting for a theatre show to open doors, waiting outside for something to happen, waiting for an unknown event programmed by a festival, etc.)
We do no require any lighting if the show happens during the day. In case of an outside performance at night a simple plain lighting is required.
Music equipment with mini-jack in to connect ipad.
Directed by: Stéphane Lévy
Performers: Jordi Font, Xavi Palomino, Marta Hervás and Adrià Viñas
Production: Sophie Kasser, Estel·la Muñiz – Moveo Co.
Special thanks: Núria Planes, Javier Cárcel, Martí Lucas, Dani Guimera, Joao Santos, Pino Steiner and Alba Cayón.