EL MISSIONER (The missionary)
“Universal aren’t friends with the neighbourhood pharmacist, they’re friends with Bayern.”
- Text by Isis Martín and Aleix Fauró
- Directed by Aleix Fauró
- Dramaturg: Isis Martín
“By the time he puts the key in the door lock, he goes up the stairs two at a time and falls asleep listening to C. Tangana. He’s thinking about a star dressed as the pope fucking the whole nation. There we got the idea of cultural colonialism, it’s truly there where the name of the show comes from.”
Do you imagine that the new hit of Bad Bunny talked about the scam of the preferred shares? Do you imagine that Dua Lipa or Black Pink published a videoclip about the class consciousness or about the crisis of 2007? Do you imagine that Ed Sheeran abandoned his romantic love for a moment and dedicated a ballad to the pensions? Probably no. The mainstream videoclip, the audiovisual product most consumed by young people across the world, acts as a cultural colonizer exporting the values such as racism, classism, aporophobia, fatphobia and the dictatorship of the aesthetics, the “sexcracy”, love as a commodity and, in the end, the most harmful capitalism.
With live music, text, movement and projections, The Missionary reflects about these values of the musical industry from the irony, to raise awareness and deconstruct them. We promise not to bore you although we maybe talk about product placement or other possibilities of social organization. Even if we assert that music videos are a massive submission weapon. Ready? Let’s Dance!
Isis Martín and Aleix Fauró
Internship directing assistant student (MUET)
Esmeralda Colette, Guillem Gefaell, Maria Garrido, Isis Martín i Alba Sáez
Movement design and coreography
Soundtrack and sound design
David Bofarull and Mario Andrés
Video design and projections
Paula Font and Paula González
Scenic design and vídeo support
Internship costume assistant (IT)
Àlex D. Sala
Executive production assistant
Internship communication student (UB)
Maria Sangüesa (IACTA)
La Virgueria, Grec 2022 Festival de Barcelona, Teatre de Lloret, Fundació Joan Brossa – Centre de les Arts Lliures, amb el suport de la Generalitat de Catalunya (ICEC).