Total Eclipse (2021)

BEST AUTHORSHIP, PREMIOS MAX 2023
BEST SHOW & BEST LIGHTING DESIGN  IVC AWARDS 2022
AUDIENCE AWARD  FESTIVAL FIOT  2022
THEATRE CONTRIBUTION CARTELERA TURIA AWARDS 2022

How do we live knowing that one day we will no longer be alive? A total eclipse as a metaphor, as a preview, as a rehearsal for an insurmountable fate: the end of our days.  

An offering that impregnates ritual with humour, that mixes the transcendental with the everyday, shifting from the intimate and personal towards the social.

A hymn to immensity. A theatrical exercise that endeavours to relativize life, to live with perhaps greater awareness of the minuscule instant that our existence represents in the entire history of humanity.

  

How can it be possible to leave a theatre happy when you have just been reminded that your destiny is to die?

Las provincias

A production of incomparable beauty and highly charged emotions, through which the group lay bare the indisputable reality of death with rawness and sincerity, while maintaining their characteristic charm.

Cartelera Turia

Exciting, moving, stimulating, evocative, vibrant, enrapturing and full of life... And death, of course, both are sides of the coin of existence.

Diario crítico

'Eclipse total' is disarming in its simplicity and truth.

El país

From 'Total Eclipse' you leave with a zest for life. Not more, but better. Not forever, but squeezing out every minute. I think that's already a lot.

Volodia

A work that we will never forget, not only for the beauty of the proposal but also for the ability of Pont Flotant to make the difficult easy, the truth that emerges from his works, the simplicity that the find to speak to us about the most complex subjects.

Vista teatral

Everything in this work is thought out and measured with balance so as not to overdo it or get lost in cheap sentimentality. Flamencos, singers and good amateurs say that to distinguish genius you have to feel a kind of pinch in your gut. I felt something similar yesterday watching that Total Eclipse.

La voz de Galicia

Synopsis

The air turns cold and the sky begins to grow dark. They say that some dogs howl and that the bees are crowding together and collapsing the entrance to their hives. Some birds fly around in a confused state. Time stands still. Everything is silent. Everywhere is dark. Everything is suspended… not knowing what will happen…with the sense that we could remain in this infinite night forever… But a few seconds later, perhaps a few minutes, or it could be years, generations, millennia, eons of existence, the day arrives once again. We are invaded by a feeling of profound emotion and we sense the privilege of having witnessed an incomprehensible event. We have attended the dress rehearsal of a possible end.

 

Pont Flotant once again becomes entangled in the threads of the memory to question how we behave, how we react, how we educate, how we prepare ourselves when confronted with something inevitable and irreversible such as death. In short, how do we live knowing that one day we will no longer be alive?

Cast and crew

Dramaturgy and direction:

Àlex Cantó, Joan Collado, Jesús Muñoz, Pau Pons (Pont Flotant)

Actors:

Àlex Cantó and Jesús Muñoz

Lighting design:

Marc Gonzalo (AII)

Sound design:

Adolfo García

Set design and costumes:

Pont Flotant

Graphic design

Joan Collado

Set construction:

Los Reyes del Mambo

Stage Machinery and Management:

Yolanda García and Santi Montón

Technicians on tour:

Juan Serra, Javi Vega, Josep Ferrer

Technical coordination:

Juan Serra

Distribution:

Inma Expósito, Fiona Maxence and Rafa Jordán. Pro21 Gestió.

With thanks to:

Berta M. Pérez, Eulogi Osset, Xavier Serrano, Javi Vela, Roser y Rafel.

Produced by Pont Flotant and Rambleta

Where we have performed

Premiere at Teatre de La Rambleta, Valencia, november 2021

Paranimf UJI de Castelló

Teatro de La Abadía (Madrid)

Feria de Teatro y Danza de Huesca 2022

Festival FIOT 2022, Carballo

Festival FEST 2022, Sevilla

Production

Collaborators

TOTAL ECLIPSE has been given the amount of 23.400€, as a part of the program of grants of Institut Valencià de Cultura de la Generalitat Valenciana.

Tour

Tour