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LAIKA

The first astronaut dog inspires a show that retells a fundamental chapter in the history of space travel with striking visual effects. Yet meanwhile it is a heartbreaking story of abuse.

1957. We are in Moscow, at the height of the Cold War and the space race.

Laika is a wee dog who somehow survives on the frozen city streets. Never would she have dreamed that her destiny might carry her into space in the Sputnik II spacecraft, that she would go down in the history of humanity as the first living being to orbit the Earth.

In this show, Xirriquiteula Teatre uses techniques as diverse as rear projection, collage, puppets, automatons and gesture.

 

AWARDS

  • BEST SHOW FROM THE CHILDREN'S JURY
    FIRA DE TITELLES DE LLEIDA, Lleida, Catalonia, 2018
  • BEST SCENOGRAPHY
    FIRA DE TITELLES DE LLEIDA, Lleida, Catalonia, 2018

 

DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCES

  • LA MOSTRA D'IGUALADA (Catalonia, Spain)
  • FIRA TITELLES DE LLEIDA (Catalonia, Spain)
  • FESTIVAL GREC BARCELONA (Catalonia, Spain)
  • FESTIVAL SEMENTES (Almada, Portugal)
  • FETEN (Asturias, Spain)

 

Language:
Voice Over
Audience:
From 4 years-old
Duration:
55 minutes
Space:
In-door, 10x6m

PICTURES

foto LAIKA

foto LAIKA

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DOCUMENTS

· Dossier
· Technical rider

ARTISTS

Directed by: Enric Ases

Created by:
Iolanda Llansó, Enric Ases, Marc Costa, Christian Olivé and Daniel Carreras

Music composer:
Albert Joan

Lighting design:
Daniel Carreras

Costume and props design:
Iolanda Llansó

Scenography and attrezzo:
Marc Costa

Screenings design:Christian Olivé

 

XIRRIQUITEULA TEATRE, S.L.
Apartat de correus 44 · 08911 Badalona (Barcelona)
Tel. (+34) 93 389 43 87 • Skype: “xirriquiteula” • info@xirriquiteula.com


Institutional support:

Amb el suport de la Generalitat de Catalunya Amb el suport de l'Institut Ramon Llull Con el apoyo del INAEM