Teatro Español y Naves del Español
For years now, the most popular singers have made the leap to the cinema and the theatre and the same is true of actors, they move on to music, participate as singers, create their bands with other players, etc. In every age, artists from one side or the other of the...
The Platform Project is a series that presents small-format stage works that have stood out for their artistic proposals within the independent fringe scene in the city of Madrid.
In these post-crisis times, when there was a genuine explosion in creativity, but when...
We already know that the arts are beneficial to human beings and that children grow best if they develop artistic activities. That is why we believe there is a need to create a project where boys and girls and their families are the protagonists.
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Discussing democracy, identifying its problems, has been a topic of guaranteed relevance for centuries. Nonetheless, as theatre must necessarily speak to the audience in attendance, it is not enough to assume that a topic will fit into the immediate socio-political context just because it did in other latitudes.
Some years ago I staged this work in Mexico. The social temperature there was shaped to a large extent by a dark event in recent Mexican history: the forced disappearance of 43 students (on top of hundreds of thousands more) by – presumably – the Mexican government at the time. Families were going en masse to find the bodies of their loved ones, whether alive or to give them a decent burial, and this meant that the Antígona [Antigone] project had a particular relevance from a political perspective and a subtle danger artistically, as it ran the risk of being characterised as an opportunistic choice in the context of society’s pain.
My direction of this new production is intimately linked to the desire to make the necessary adjustments to the text (from conjugations and slang to discursive accents) in the interest of communicating powerfully with the people attending the performance. Representative democracy, the transition that the political forces of the opposition have to make once they achieve the objective of getting into power, disinformation as a strategy to influence democratic processes, mass appeal as a fig leaf for hate speech; these are some of the themes that can be addressed through Antígona, in the interest of engaging in an eloquent dialogue with the members of the Spanish community that will potentially attend the performance.David Gaitán
A co-production of El Desván Producciones, Festival Internacional de Mérida and Teatro Español
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