25 — 28.05
El Conde de Torrefiel Barcelona
Una imagen interior
theatre — premiere
Talking about the future is central in our conversations, a symptom of the uncertainty we are currently experiencing. How to inhabit the vacuum caused by the absence of a future? How to do this in the performing arts? El Conde de Torrefiel are back at Kunstenfestivaldesarts, following the overwhelming success of their previous performances – a.o. Guerrilla (2015), La Plaza (2018). They enchanted the Brussels audience and the world beyond with innovative dramaturgies: a series of precise actions with superimposed text, which transports each of us via our ability to imagine stories together. Now, they play with our daily relationship with fiction. Hyperstition is a term usually given to (political) fictions that create the future they predict. This phenomenon is explored by centering on the power of imagination; if reality consists of fiction, perhaps it can only be disrupted by ultra-fictions. El Conde de Torrefiel returns to Brussels with a new fascinating creation. In the emptiness of a theatre, the largest machine ever created for the imagination, every action of Una imagen interior is a metamorphic journey ready to surprise and question us. A journey to the centre of our imagination; a journey in the present to train our imagination for the future.
Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Concept and creation: El Conde de Torrefiel in collaboration with the performers | Direction: Tanya Beyeler, Pablo Gisbert | Text: Pablo Gisbert | Performers: Gloria March, Julian Hackenberg, Mauro Molina, David Mallols, Anaïs Doménech and local performers | Set Design, costumes: Maria Alejandre, Estel Cristià | Sculptures: Mireia Donat Melús | Robot design: José Brotons Plà | Sceneshifter: Miguel Pellejero | Light Design: Manoly Rubio García | Sound Design: Rebecca Praga, Uriel Ireland | Technical direction: Isaac Torres | Sound technician: Uriel Ireland | Tour lighting technician: Roberto Baldinelli | Text translations: Marion Cousin (FR), Alyssia Sebes (NL) | Production, administration: Haizea Arrizabalaga | Executive Production: CIELO DRIVE | Distribution: Caravan Production, with the support of ICEC – Generalitat de Catalunya, TEM Teatre Musical de Valencia, Centro Párraga de Murcia.
Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Wiener Festwochen, Festival d’Avignon, Grec Festival, Conde Duque, Le Grütli – Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts vivants (Geneva), Teatro Piemonte Europa / Festival delle colline Torinesi (Turin), Points communs – Nouvelle Scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise – Val d’Oise, Festival d’Automne à Paris, La Villette (Paris).
Performances in Brussels with the support of the Embassy of Spain in Brussels and Instituto Cervantes Bruselas