Past Event Tate Modern Performance

Mi Gran Obra (My Great Work)

14 January 2016
14 January 2016
15 January 2016
15 January 2016
15 January 2016
16 January 2016
16 January 2016
16 January 2016
17 January 2016
17 January 2016
17 January 2016

David Espinosa Mi Gran Obra

David Espinosa Mi Gran Obra

David Espinosa Mi Gran Obra

David Espinosa Mi Gran Obra

Mi Gran Obra (My Great Work) is what David Espinosa would do if he had an unlimited budget, a huge theatre, 300 actors, a military band, a rock group, animals, cars and helicoptors. The Catalan actor, director and puppeteer has adapted this ambition into a performance for a stage no bigger than a small table; a colossal spectacle in miniature. Its dramatic story unfolds in an exquisite, playful and highly imaginative production that also explores the relationship between performers, objects and viewers, and questions our own ideas of art and culture.

Born in 1976, David Espinosa performed with various Spanish dance and theatre groups, before establishing his own company, with Africa Navarro, in 2006. Together they have devised eight theatre shows, and have taken their work to festivals and venues all over Spain, South and Central America, to Moscow and to the Venice Biennale.

These performances, by and with David Espinosa, are related to the Tate Modern exhibition Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture and are part of the London International Mime Festival 2016, which promotes and champions contemporary visual theatre from around the world.

Age guidance: These performances are recommended for ages 12 and over.

Credits

Production: El Local EC / CAET Terrassa / Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Cultura / Bilbaoeszena - Artists in Residence programme 

This visit to London is supported by the Institut Ramon Llull – Catalan Language and Culture

Director: David EspinosaCast: David Espinosa / Cia. Hekinah DegulSet design: David Espinosa / AiRMusic: Santos Martinez / David Espinosa

Founded in 1977, London International Mime Festival promotes and champions contemporary visual theatre from around the world. With a programme of spectacular, intense and unusual performance, cutting edge and essentially wordless, LIMF is London’s longest established annual theatre event.

Venue

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
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Dates

14 January 2016 at 15.00–15.55

14 January 2016 at 17.00–17.55

15 January 2016 at 17.00–17.55

15 January 2016 at 19.00–19.55

15 January 2016 at 21.00–21.55

16 January 2016 at 17.00–17.55

16 January 2016 at 19.00–19.55

16 January 2016 at 21.00–21.55

17 January 2016 at 13.00–13.55

17 January 2016 at 15.00–15.55

17 January 2016 at 17.00–17.55

Related events

Tate Modern Exhibition

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

11 Nov 2015 – 3 Apr 2016

American sculptor Alexander Calder was a radical figure who pioneered kinetic sculpture, bringing movement to static objects

FREE