RUDO is about people who have lived with roughness, physical effort and personal challenges taken to an absurd extreme.
In the show, a rough man creates towers and figures with heavy wooden boxes. The fragile constructions where he climbs to do precarious balancing acts are the result of desire and illusion.
The live music (violin and cello) is a lyrical contrast to the titanic effort of the character, who grunts, sweats and does not flag in his delirium.
In RUDO the spectator is trapped inside an intimate space, in a wooden set which appears to be about to fall, (as is the main character with his balancing tricks). This proximity to the stage invites us to share the dangers and the longing for life.
Intimate, precarious, risky and tender
Performed indoor/outdoor venues
Rudo is performed in a circular space surrounded by a wooden setting with capacity for 120 persons. A flat and smooth area, minimum 11 x 11 m. is required, with a height of at least 5m.
Duration: 60 mins
Suitable for audiences aged 7+
Self-taught and intuitive, Manolo Alcántara is always in search of a personal and singular circus style.
He has created, directed and interpreted the shows Genuinos Imperfectos (2001), Locomotivo (2005), Plecs (2010) and now Rudo.
Creation and direction: Manolo Alcántara and Xavier Erra
Actors: Manolo Alcántara, Laia Rius (violin) and Maria Bou (cello)
Composer and musical director: Clara Peya
Technical director: Luis Nevado
Scenery: Xavier Erra
Lighting design: Luis Nevado
Wardrobe and characterization design: Rosa Solé
Puppet design: Nartxi (Txo Titelles)
Photographer: David Molina
Production: Manolo Alcántara