Many still remember the spring of 1982 when a European power - ruled by an iron hand - challenged a dictatorship in its last days for some islands of the South Atlantic. Almost forty years ago, this was an episode that not only did it end up being part of school textbooks in both countries, but also has left deep imprints in the memory and life of those who lived it. Argentine and British war veterans explore such scar together in this documentary theater piece that turns memories into stage material to study how experience and fiction relate. They are dressed in uniforms, play the role of their leaders pushing them to war, create a rock band, sing songs and relive moments ranging from parties on the ship on the way to war to the sinking of the cruise Belgrano. All this to explain, musically, a war that, curiously, lasted less than the actor have taken to rehearse this show.
Lola Arias has managed to join together the veterans of both sides. She is a writer, film and theatre director and Argentine performer, who is used to moving between reality and fiction in her documentary theater proposals. In other performances by Arias, children reconstruct the youth of their parents during the Argentine military dictatorship (My life afterwards, 2009), and we are told about the life and role of women and queers in the GDR communist regime (Atlas of communism, 2016) or the story of a Syrian archaeologist who has been struggling for five years to be recognized as a refugee in Germany (What they want to hear, 2018). In 2018, Arias premiered the film Teatro de guerra, her first feature film, which shares the same protagonists with this drama piece.
A commission of the LIFT Festival
A co-production of the Brighton Festival, Royal Court Theatre, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Theaterformen, Le Quai Angers, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Humain Trop Humain / CDN de Montpellier
Authorship and direction: Lola Arias Interpretation: Lou Armour, David Jackson, Gabriel Sagastume, Ruben Otero, Sukrim Rai, Marcelo Vallejo Musical composition: Ulises Conti Scenography: Mariana Tirantte Costume: Andy Piffer Lighting design and technical direction: David Seldes Sound design: Roberto Pellegrino, Ernesto Fara Video design: Martín Borini Assistant to direction: Erika Teichert Investigation and production: Sofia Medici, Luz Algranti Assistant to production: Lucila Piffer Technical assistant to production: Imanol López Costume assistant: Federico Castellón Arrieta Assistant in the investigations of Great Britain: Kate O’Connor Local production: Blanc Produccions Catalan traslation: Lola Aymerich (Els Tres Hereus, SCCL)
Dates and schedules Tuesday 16/7 - 20:30 H Wednesday 17/7 - 20:30 H
Space Teatre Lliure Montjuïc
LanguageSpanish and English with subtitles in catalan, spanish and english.
Price 25 €
Directed toFrom Melbourne to New York
Other criteria International
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