November 4th, 2007
In a garden oasis, behind a sturdy brick wall lies an old catalan house, and a few converted worksheds have over the many years been the home of Los Excentricos. Visiting the house over the years I have watched the neighborhood transform from a quiet forgotten country patch of small houses and overgrown forgotten gardens to a highly upscale dominion of arch angled block mansions. The rise in status of Barcelona as a Cosmopolitan playground has plump fingers in this neighborhood. There is still an abandoned orchard next door to Marceline Josep and Zaza are their cactus gardens, and artly creations.
They enjoy a simple life as they work hard to create their new ‘Los Excentricos’ show.
meanwhile Josep is hard at work creating a dancing skeleton
The house is full of amazing creations, automatic puppets that Josep has created, such as this magician …
one wall is home to a history of publicity photos…
There are two months left before the first opening of the show in January, the costumes hang ready,
rehearsals are happening in a studio nearby, so i don’t get to witness the creation in action. I get a chance to quiz Marceline about her view of clown in the kitchen.
Later Zaza and Josep add a few quips. Come morning they will be off to reheasal nearby, and if you happen to be in Barcelona in January, check the Ateneu No Barris’s calendar for
what might be next?