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.
07 > 28.05.2022
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Audio induction loop
€20 / €16
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Concept and creation
El Conde de Torrefiel in collaboration with the performers
and local performers
Set Design, costumes
Mireia Donat Melús
José Brotons Plà
Manoly Rubio García
Tour lighting technician
Marion Cousin (FR)
Alyssia Sebes (NL)
With the support of
ICEC – Generalitat de Catalunya, ICEC - Generalitat de Catalunya; TEM Teatre Musical de Valencia; Centro Párraga de Murcia.
Wiener Festwochen (Vienna); Festival d’Avignon; Grec Festival (Barcelona); Conde Duque (Madrid); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels); 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