ETA BIHAR ZER “So What About Tomorrow”

ETA BIHAR ZER “So What About Tomorrow”

This show has been put together by three theatre companies, Traspasos Kultur, Gaitzerdi Teatroa and Hortzmuga Teatroa, united in this collaborative project to create the spectacle “Eta Bihar Zer”.  From a cultural standpoint, the show delves into different concepts related to human rights. Collaborators in the show include Ttukunak; war correspondents Jon Sistiaga, Hernan Zin, Mayte Carrasco and Mikel Ayestaran and the youth choir from Guernica, Gaudeamus Korala. Claro de Luna were involved in producing the videos; Oier Ituarte worked with lighting and photography; David Otaegi produced the sound effects; Shanti Basauri composed the music and Oscar de Paz was responsible for stage design and construction.

AGUR MARIJAIA “Farewell Marijaia”

AGUR MARIJAIA “Farewell Marijaia”

Commissioned by the Department of Tourism and Fiestas of the City of Bilbao,  and in collaboration with the production company Innevento, the Hortzmuga Teatroa theatre company has designed an end-of-fiesta show evoking a memorable rite of closure and, with it, has created a tradition to be enjoyed by all. The river of Bilbao is the incorporated into the performance space, as the Txupinera and the Town Crier accompany Marijaia as she sails away in a catamaran pulled by two whaling row-boats in an explosion of light and sound, towards the final ceremony of her ritual burning.

X ANNIVERSARY OF THE EUSKALDUNA PALACE

X ANNIVERSARY OF THE EUSKALDUNA PALACE

In collaboration with the production company INNEVENTO, the Hortzmuga Teatroa theatre company has designed a show based on R. Warner’s Ghost Ship overture which had been performed at the inauguration of the Euskalduna Palace. In honour of the occasion  Hortzmuga Teatroa put together a massive show, incorporating both the river and the facade of the Euskalduna Palace, with a tug as a novel part of the stage design. Combining a great dose of imagination with water jets and sprinklers, they created a moving screen of water onto which they projected lights and images of the ten years of the Palace. The facade of the Euskalduna became the stage for a spectacle of fireworks and music, with Shanti Basauri’s ad-hoc composition emulating the rebirth of the Palace.

CAIXA ESCENA

CAIXA ESCENA

As part of a campaign to kindle interest in classical theatre, Caixa Escena conceived an area for the Children’s Christmas Park where boys and girls could see all of the skills and trades involved in theatre production. We designed a 600m stand for the different workshops – make-up, costume design, scenery and lighting – where the children, accompanied by the actors themselves, could put together a production which was then performed. Hortzmuga Teatroa was the project’s artistic director, with a group of 20 dramatising the experience, from the arrival of the children to the performance of the scenes they had directed; an ad-hoc performance which involved over 5,000 boys and girls.