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.
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 Espinosa
Cast: David Espinosa / Cia. Hekinah Degul
Set design: David Espinosa / AiR
Music: 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.