Performance group ‘Comediants’ pays homage to the world of letters
Barcelona’s CaixaForum is opening its Christmas season with ‘Scribo. Una aventura cal·ligràfica', a show about the importance of reading and writing in the modern world. The director of the spectacle, Joan Font, describes it as “a story about letters…where all elements are symbolic and take part in a game”.
Barcelona (ACN).- The Catalan company Comediants is paying homage to the world of letters with its new show \u2018Scribo. Una aventura cal·ligràfica' (Scribo. A calligraphic adventure). The show will open up the Christmas programming for Barcelona\u2019s CaixaForum. Directed by Joan Font, \u2018Scribo\u2019 is a continuation of the show 'Num3r@lia', a spectacle about numbers that made its debut in December of 2008. According to Font, \u2018Scribo\u2019 is \u201Ca journey, a fable, a story about letters\u2026where all elements are symbolic and take part in a game\u201D.
The story takes place on TechnoLive, the most technologically developed planet in the galaxy, where they have forgotten how to read and write. But when an electrical storm hits the planet and they are left without technology, they must resolve the problem by reading an antique book, \u2018The Encyclopaedia of How All Things Work\u2019.
The planet\u2019s only hope is Zeta, the Knight of Satellite Letters, who arrives to the planet to spread his knowledge. He is joined by the character Alfa on his difficult task. Together they embark on a mission of lies, love and letters.
With the show, Comediants hopes to stress the importance of reading and writing, even as technology continues to change. According to the director, the performance aims to portray all the types of writing possibility in order to show \u201Cthe diversity of the world and how beautiful it is\u201D.
Font explained that any effort made to stimulate writing, especially among younger generations, is good. In fact, the director introduced a new generation of artists in the show, with young actors Núria Cuyàs and Arnau Lobo as the protagonists. The director added that the young cast \u201Chelps the audience connect\u201D, from the younger ones to adults, while also opening the doors for a reflection on letters, symbols, games and colours.