Set up la Macana

Sat. Oct. 29 | 6 p.m. Small Talk after the Performance

Sun. Oct. 30 | 6 p.m. Audience Warm-Up 5.30 pm

Gallus Theatre


No language skills required
For everyone over 10


Duration: 60 min.
Choose your ticket price: €7 / €11 / €20 / €35

“The lock screen on my son’s smartphone is a pink unicorn. When I was a teenager I kept clear of everything pink. I had never heard of unicorns, and there were no smartphones.”

Originally from Cuba, the dancer Alexis Fernández takes the stage together with his son in Pink Unicorns. Experience meets the youthful desire for freedom in playful rivalry. Apparent detachment is questioned with much curiosity between colorful airbags. Father and son become sparring partners.

This joint piece by the collective La Macana – consisting of Alexis Fernández, the choreographer, dancer and producer Caterina Varela and Samir Akika, in-house choreographer at Theater Bremen – is about the not always easy relationship between the generations. Father and son let the audience look into a wild and humorous mirror – and whether we’re fathers, mothers, sons or daughters, we’ll all find a moment to smile about.

Artistic development: Caterina Varela, Samir Akika, Alexis Fernández
Dance: Alexis Fernández, Paulo Fernández
Lighting design: Afonso Castro
Set: Tilo Schreieck
Production: Caterina Varela


A production by La Macana, in co-production with AGADIC, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster and Theater Bremen. The guest performance is supported by the General Director of Books and Reading Promotion (Spanish Ministry for Culture and Sports) and in part by a grant from Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), a state agency, in the frame of "SPAIN – Spilling Creativity. Guest of Honour Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022."

Span. Ministerium Sport und Kultur
ACE klein

Photo: Rosiña Rojo