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.
Every day there is...
Tuesday to Sunday / 7pm
A photograph, La danza de la serpiente [The Snake Dance], sparked my curiosity. Then I went looking in archives and newspaper files. I teased out the verses dedicated to her. I listened to the music she danced to. I visited her costumes, her residence, her letters. Tórtola did not have one life but rather many different, contradictory lives, some of them hidden. She never wrote her memoirs; she refused to disseminate her aesthetic and legacy in schools or amongst disciples, and she constructed a solid wall through a character that eclipsed intellectuals, powerful men, artists and the public on several continents.
But a personality this turbulent, so full of chiaroscuro, scandals and silences... how could I articulate her? The key was to follow her lead: with fiction. A fiction that could not have just one colour or tone and that had to be true to the spirit of the protagonist: a valiant and free being. And thus, through fiction, I trace a path through the different facets and shifting phases of this artist, in a tribute to those women, scandalous and different, who managed to live the life they wanted outside the conventions of their time.
Tórtola is not a historical or biographical work. Rather, I like to think that it is a continuation of what she did so many times: invent a passionate lie. The writing is crafted in the construction of the lie.Begoña Tena
A production of Institut Valencia de Cultura.