Danslördag: The Cat Who Wanted to Change Her Tale
A dance-puppet fusion show for the whole family based on the Sanskrit story The Cat, the Owl, the Lizard and the Mouse. Fantasy figures, in a tale about friendship trust and collaboration by Spanish choreographer Thomas Noone.
The Cat, the Owl, the Lizard and the Mouse all live in the extensive roots of a Banyan tree - they are not friends, perhaps better said predator and prey, yet still they manage to coexist and cohabit the tree.
Their delicate balance is interrupted when the cat is caught in a trap laid by the hunter and only saved when the mouse, on the promise that the cat will never eat her, manages to free her. After the incident the cat tries to befriend the mouse who never can bring himself to trust her, and as a result is finally caught and eaten by the owl. The story deals with trust and loyalty set in contrast with the laws of nature.
In the spirit of the Indian tales, which pose questions about the morals and the reasoning of the characters within, this show proposes a new ending. As the Cat is nearly upon the Lizard, about to kill and eat him, she breaks out of the narrative and questions why she has been cast as the eternal “baddie”. This then provokes a discussion amongst the puppets and we discover a Cat that questions the established roles and the path chosen for her, an Owl who is a stickler for the rules, the Lizard who does not want to make any effort to change anything and the mouse who is too scared to try.
Danslördag (Dance Saturday) is Family day with at Skånes Dansteater. The last Saturday of the month we welcome all families to an afternoon at the dance theatre, including an acclaimed performance, a mini-workshop if you'd like, and delicious delights in our theatre cafe welcoming all ages.
If you want to get a feel for the dance you're about to see on stage, join us in our dance studio for 'Feel It', a mini-workshop where you are introduced to movements from the performance to come. No previous dance experience is required and the workshop is open to all abillities and ages. Pre-registration is required to take part in Feel It, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 0703-44 58 11.
Choreography and Direction: Thomas Noone.
Assistant Director: Alba Barral.
Composer: Jim Pinchen.
Performers: Berta Martí, Joel Mesa, Eleonora Tirabassi, Hector Puigdomènech.
Puppet design and fabrication: Andre Melo.
Visuals: Carme Gomila.
Light Design: Marc Lleixà.
Dramaturg: Montse Puga.
Set Design: Carles Pujol.
Set Construction: Taller d’Escenografía de Sant Cugat.
Costumes: Goretti Puente.
Photography: Luis San Andrés / Claudia Herrán.
Assisstants to the creation of the puppets: Abmael Henrique, Fernando Soffiatti, Jefferson Keese, Tiago Lima, Ivan Bernardelli.
Production: Sara Esteller.
Thanks also to Centre Cívic Zona Nord and Bia Ribeiro, Duda Paiva.
Produced by Thomas Noone Dance, The Grec Festival de Barcelona and ICECDepartament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya with the collaboration of the SAT! Sant Andreu Teatre and the Taller de Músics.
Swedish translation: Richard Asker, SpaceTime Lab
Voice Over: Anette Jellne, SpaceTime Lab
- Performances Kids & family
- 25 November
- Skånes Dansteater
- From 6 år
- 48 mins