Teatro Español y Naves del Español
Living Arts International Gathering Africa Moment'21 celebrates this year its 5th edition in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, an unprecedented edition with a double itinerary, which presents proposals of great innovation and artistic quality by leading figures on the...
Tuesday to Sunday/ 7pm
Rosa Montero's excellent novel, La carne [The Flesh], contains a small hidden gem.
It is the imaginary history of Josefina Aznárez, a formidable, passionate, magical character, one of those that appear very infrequently but stay with you forever.
Josefina is a luckless character, a forlorn and painful creation of the condition of being a woman. This woman could easily be Hildegard of Bingen, María Lejárraga or George Sand.
On 3 November 1893, her destiny crosses paths with the explosion and subsequent tragedy of the steamboat “Cabo Machichaco”.... From that point on, it is Laila Ripoll who writes this monologue. Josefina enters the shadows and disappears, to be transformed into a ghost, a myth, into stage fodder. To never, ever disappear.
This caballero incierto [uncertain gentleman] is a tribute to these brave, silenced and forgotten women. El caballero incierto is about us women and about our place in the world.
Scenic design: Anna Tusell
Lighting design: Juan Gómez-Cornejo
Sound design and original music: David Angulo
Costume design: Arantxa Ezquerro