Cia Vero Cendoya

Bogumer (or Children of Lunacharski)

Part of “NO LIMITS Festival Berlin”


Catalan phonetic language /  With German surtitles /  With English surtitles /  Russian phonetic language /  Little language /  approx 80 mins.

Three characters on an empty stage. In the foreground a person shakes his head, in the background a person is holding another's ankle and hand and turning with her.
A cage of strings surrounds five people on stage. In the foreground one person carries another in their arms. The 3 others are in the background.

“Bogumer” is an inclusive dance-theatre show about the search for one’s own identity, the dynamics of power and the methods of mass manipulation, without forgoing humour and poetry.

The breathtaking performance is the result of Vero Cendoya’s many years of experience in dance with disabled and non-disabled people. It takes as the starting point the real trial of God that Anatoli Lunacharski held in 1918. Russia after the triumph of the Communist Revolution is the inspiration for creating a timeless space in which the seven protagonists relate with one another and dance in a setting that sinks beneath their feet. “Bogumer” draws inspirational aesthetic references from the cinema of Yorgos Lanthimos, from films such as “Battleship Potemkin”, the political literature of Noam Chomsky, and the existentialist philosophy of Nietzsche. The result is a stunning firework that talks about the search for personal identity and struggle for leadership through the poetics of dance and theatre.


Direction, choreography: Vero Cendoya / Performance: Natalia d’Annunzio, Vero Cendoya, Carlos Fernández, Linn Johansson, Laia Martí, Jacob Gómez, Jem Prenafeta / Dramaturgy: Israel Solà, Vero Cendoya / Assistant direction: Laura Alcalà / Music: Adele Madau / Set design, audio visuals: / Stage construction: Kike Blanco / Costume: Pau Aulí / Lighting design: / Photography: Kiku Piñol / Sound design: David Solans / Rhythmic choreography: Isabel Tapias / Production: Lidia Serrat / Co-production: Mercat de les Flors / Accounts: Joan Fabregat / International Management: Albert Baldomà, Fani Benages / Thanks to: Mili García, Raphael Holzer, Carla Torres, Jaume Prenafeta, Sandra Carrau, Ester Nadal, Rai Borrell, Rafató Teatre, Complex Esportiu de Tarragona, El Graner

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  • Past
    German premiere
    Thu 17.11.2022, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 18.11.2022, 20:30 / HAU1

After the show on 17.11.: Artist talk, moderation: Astrid Kaminski


Presenter: Lebenshilfe Kunst und Kultur gGmbH. In collaboration with: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Theater Thikwa, Ballhaus Ost, RambaZamba Theater, Lebenshilfe Berlin, nbw Nordberliner Werkgemeinschaft. Funded by: Aktion Mensch, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


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