El Conde de Torrefiel [SP]
05.05 – 09.05.2018
Visceral, brilliant and unconventional, there is no doubt that the theatre of El Conde de Torrefiel has been one of the great revelations in recent years. For three festivals now, the collective from Barcelona has won over audiences with a stage device of impressive visual and philosophical potential. Its plays reveal a succession of tableaux vivants above which words of incredible lucidity flow past. Out of this gap between image and meaning comes the underground violence of our contemporary way of life. In their new creation, which is having its world premiere at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, El Conde de Torrefiel envisages the stage as a public space where unforeseeable events succeed one other: the 'future'. Thus LA PLAZA offers a breath-taking journey between the infinitely small and the infinitely large through a space-time that puts the laws of physics to the test and allows us to look at our era from another dimension. A profoundly disturbing cosmic and speculative movement and definitely one of the highlights of the festival!
conceived and devised by El Conde de Torrefiel, in collaboration with the performers | direction Tanya Beyeler & Pablo Gisbert | text Pablo Gisbert | cast Gloria March Chulvi, Albert Pérez Hidalgo, Mónica Almirall Batet, Nicolas Carbajal, Amaranta Velarde, David Mallols & locals | stage design, props & costume Blanca Añón | light design Ana Rovira | sound design Adolfo Fernández García | stage Manager Isaac Torres | presentation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater | production El Conde de Torrefiel, Kunstenfestivaldesarts | co-production Alkantara & Maria Matos Teatro Municipal (Lisbon), Black Box teater (Oslo), Centre Pompidou – Les Spectacles Vivants, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Festival de Marseille, Festival GREC (Barcelona), FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, Vooruit (Ghent), Wiener Festwochen, Zürcher Theater Spektakel | diffusion & tour management Caravan Production | thanks to the Embassy of Spain in Belgium | Spain Arts & Culture Belgium | with the support of Zinnema (Brussels), Festival SALMON, Mercat de les Flors & El Graner, centre de creació (Barcelona) | subtitling with the support of ONDA