What I Know
(about what my Grandfather didn't know)
2021
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Previous shows

Teatre Principal d'Olot, Olot (2021)

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh (2019)

 

Podium Mozaiek, Amsterdam (2018)

Scottish Storytelling Ctre, Edinburgh (2018)

Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow (2017)

Artistic team

 

Dramaturgy and Direction

Sònia Gardés

Dramaturgy Assistance and Co-Direction

Marta Aran

Performer

Sònia Gardés

Puppets, Scenography and Costume

Sònia Gardés

Visual Theatre

Sònia Gardés

Light and Music

Xavi Gardés

With the support of

Xavi Gardés

Freda O'Byrne

Gavin Glover

Tortellà council

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Photography by Chantal Guevara and Daniel Carrasco

After the Occupy Movement, Sònia joins different activist movements, opening a family wound which ends up with her leaving the country. Seventy-six years earlier, Paco -a mysterious Great Grandfather who no one ever talks about- had fled after joining the anarchist movement in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War.

What I Know (about what my grandfather didn’t know) explores two generations connected by an economic, political and migration crisis. Through the use of contemporary puppetry and live-streamed projections, visual theatre appears to fill the gaps that silences left in our history.

Feedback from the audience

Reviews

"It was so well played, fascinating, poignant and tender, I loved it"

Gavin Glover, puppeteer

 

"I was absolutely touched by everything I saw"

Member of the audience

"Wonderfully moving"

Member of the audience

" Gardes’ unearthing of her personal history comes at a crucial point in history"

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