Pont Flotant – Eclipsi Total

The air turns cold and the sky begins to darken. They say that some dogs are howling and bees are swarming around the entrance to their hives. Some birds fly in confusion. Time stands still. Everything is silent. Everything is dark. Everything suspended… not knowing what will happen… with the feeling that we could remain forever in this infinite night… But a few seconds later, maybe a few minutes, or it could be years, generations, millennia or eons of existence, the day comes again. A deep emotion invades us and we feel the privilege of having witnessed an incomprehensible event. We have witnessed the dress rehearsal of a possible end.

The passage of time has always been a transversal theme in the company’s dramaturgy. In this new work, Pont Flotant tries to approach a subject as delicate, complex, mysterious and full of taboos as death, to try to reflect on how we manage, how we react, how we educate, how we prepare ourselves… in the face of this inevitable and irreversible fact. In short, how we live knowing that one day we will no longer be alive.


Pont flotant theatre company 

Pont flotant is a stable theatre company founded in 2000 as a research group on the actor’s technique.

Far from commercial parameters, its plays are the result of collective creative work, characterised by a clear desire to search for and reflect on new forms of contemporary theatrical communication and expression.

The physical work of the actor and his particular relationship with the space and the spectator, the mixture of languages, the economy of resources and experimentation with reality within fiction are also signs of identity in their creations.

Since 2002 they have premiered ten shows, including Como piedras (2006), Ejercicios de amor (2009), Algunas personas buenas (2011), Yo de mayor quiero ser Fermín Jiménez (2013), El hijo que quiero tener (2016), Las 7 diferencias (2018) and Acampada (2019). With them they have performed in a large part of Spain and Latin America (Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay). They have received various awards such as the Nomination for Best New Show at the Max Awards 2007 and 2015, Best Direction at the April Awards 2009, Nomination for Best Foreign Show at the Theatre of the World Awards, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2010, Award for Best Children’s Show by the Institut Valencià de Cultura (2018) and Best Show for Children at the Mostra de Teatre d’Alcoi (2018) and Best Theatre Show at the Valencian Performing Arts Awards (2020).

Of Pont flotant it has been said

“Don’t miss “Total Eclipse”: it’s a play that touches, a play that you’re sure you’ll never forget, because it doesn’t leave your mind after the lights come on. And, as I said before, not because it is sad but because of its emotionality and its intelligence to talk and make us talk about death. The ‘transformative power of theatre’ is sometimes referred to, and the truth is that it’s been a long time since I’ve come across such a clear example of what this concept means”. Germán Castañeda. BIFMRADIO

“Eclipsi total is one of Pont Flotant’s best pieces, not so much for the delicacy of its subject as for the beauty – I would say moral as well as formal – with which it is conveyed to the spectator. “Oscar Brox, DETOUR

“Starting from the principle that a play is always finished by the spectator, the theatre that Pont Flotant makes affects you and in what way. That is the magic of the theatre that these people do. After attending for more than 80 minutes, the audience goes out into the street transformed”. Ágreda L.M. TRIBUNA VALLADOLID

“A collective that has left us up to the present some masterpieces (Com a pedres, Exercicis d’Amor…) to which we will have to add the present work, an event of unequalled beauty. Living poetry, Art with capital letters”. Nel Diago.  CARTERLERA TURIA

“The splendorous ending, a scene of a beauty with an eclipse that leaves you absorbed, is the rubric to an excellent work. A lesson in magic… Geniuses with their own style like Pau Pons, Joan Collado, Àlex Cantó and Jesús Muñoz”. José Vicente Peiró

“Theatre that you take home, inside your conscience, with a lump of gratitude in your throat.” Vanessa Martínez, AFAN DE PLAN

“Absolute unanimity in the critics, who have praised it highly. The references are excellent and indicate that it is worth going to theatres to see this company” D. Chicano, EL PUNT

“Close, vital, essential theatre”. LA TEATRERA



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