The Mountain blends the first expedition to Mount Everest, which success is still uncertain today; Orson Welles sowing panic with his radio show The War of the Worlds; badminton players playing baseball; a fake news website; a drone scrutinizing the audience; lots of snow; mobile screens; fragmented images; and Vladimir Putin discoursing delighted on truth and trust.
There is a widely shared image that runs through the history of ideas: climbing a mountain, overcoming all the difficulties to reach its summit and once there, being able to see the world “as it is”. See the truth and not just shadows or reflections. It is a beautiful image indeed. But is it really so? Often, looking from the top down you can see nothing but clouds and fog covering everything or a landscape that changes depending on the time of day or the weather. What is that world like then? How is that truth? Is there the truth? Is it just a peak that must be crowned and that’s it, or rather a cold and inhospitable path that must be continually climbed? A network of ideas, stories, images, actions and concepts underpins The Mountain’s dramaturgical framework. With these materials, unfolded in layers that intermingle creating unexpected connections, the piece is presented as an exploration without a map on the myth of truth.
Agrupación Señor Serrano is a theatre company based in Barcelona that creates original productions about discordant aspects of today’s human experience. Señor Serrano’s shows blend live feed video, scale models, text, performance, sound and objects. The company productions premiere and tour internationally.
At present, the core of Agrupación Señor Serrano is composed by Àlex Serrano (President of the Republic), Pau Palacios (Prime Minister) and Barbara Bloin (Chief of Staff), supported by Paula S. Viteri (Fixer) and David Muñiz (Hammer). Besides them, for each production the company counts on the essential collaboration of a cross-disciplinary and variable creative team. Over the years, many creators have joined the company’s projects, leaving a durable mark: Diego Anido, Ferran Dordal, Jordi Soler, Lola Belles, Alberto Barberá, Anna Pérez Moya, Roger Costa Vendrell, Nuria Manzano, Alexandra Laudo, Jofre Carabén, Martí Sánchez-Fibla, Claudia Solano Watson, Vicenç Viaplana, Gabriel Parés, Maria de la Cámara, Isabel Franco, Ester Forment, Susana Gómez, Sebastián García Ferro or Josep Maria Marimon among many others. The rest is sound and fury. The rest is copy and paste.
Agrupación Señor Serrano has over 15 years of experience of producing shows. So it’s safe to say that every single one is the result of a process that’s tried and tested. And each one is electronically-tested and also inflated with 40 liters of air to test its strength. (Durex.com)
Our productions are for most people associated with pleasure, enjoyment and socialising, but can have quite the opposite effect when not handled responsibly. As a company we also have a responsibility for how we act in relation to the world around us and the society we live in. (Absolutvodka.com)
It is the policy of Agrupación Señor Serrano that all management and employees of the company are responsible for supplying productions that are safe, of the highest quality, conform to legal standards and satisfy the needs of our audiences. It is our policy to continually improve standards in relation to quality, hygiene and food safety. (Haribo.com)
Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the citizens of tomorrow through creative performances and critical thinking. Señor Serrano productions are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at our website. (Lego.com)
Let’s make theatre great again. (Donaldjtrump.com)