De La Guarda - The show that falls from the sky
In the early Nineties a group of Argentinian artists wanted to create a show that should break all barriers; a show that was not to be confined by theatre seats and a stage; a show that would rock the audience from the first to the last minute. This show came alive under the name DE LA GUARDA, which is short for "Angel de la guarda", the Spanish term for "Guardian Angel".
Any try to describe DE LA GUARDA fails; You have to go and see for yourself. The only things to be said is that it is a rush of people flying above the heads of the audience, wind, rain, light, darkness and lots of emotion.
After millions of people had seen DE LA GUARDA in Buenos Aires, New York, Las Vegas or London - which were all fixed installations - it was time to take DE LA GUARDA on tour. Not an easy task for a show that requires a complete hall-in-hall concept with all kinds of custom made equipment: Winches and rope systems, water pumps, moving risers, wind machines, special sound reinforcement, lighting and the like. Not to forget a complete "party set" for the lobby of each venue.
THE PRODUCTION FACTORY was contracted to build a complete touring set of DE LA GUARDA - and to take it to the road for the European promoter.
After an initial set up and rehearsal period of two and a half months, the touring version of the show premiered at the Docklands Hall in Amsterdam in August 2002. In December of the same year, DE LA GUARDA moved to a charismatic old industrial location in the former eastern sector of Berlin, a task which was completed in only 8 days from load-in to completion of the set.