Las Troyanas

Description

An immortal denunciation of war, of wars, that 3,500 years later is still completely timely. This performance, co-directed by Jürgen Müller (La Fura dels Baus) and Irene Papas, offered a valuable re-reading of Euripides’s classic.

Synopsis

The Trojan Women was first performed in Athens in 415 bc and its theme, almost 3,500 years later, is sadly still topical. After a long and bloody war, the Athenian army defeated the Trojans. The landmark city of the eastern Mediterranean was destroyed and the victors draw lots for the conquered Trojan Women who will become their concubines before returning to Greece. This macabre raffle will force the formerly free women to leave their children and their families and say goodbye to the land their men defended.
It is possible that Trojan Women contains some of the most heart wrenching passages in Greek tragic literature.

When Euripides wrote Trojan Women, Athens had just invaded the peaceful city of Melos, only because it was allied with Sparta. Euripides channels his talent into a denunciation of war and the excessive behaviour it fosters. He claims as his own the most respectable motivation for artistic creation possible: to act as a voice of reason, awakening the conscience. That is why, sadly, any re-reading of this classic text is valuable, above any other considerations.

La Fura dels Baus’ staging of this immortal work reflects, through their own theatrical language and linked to current times, the same anxiety that the play’s characters suffer, the same anxiety that led Euripides to write this canto against war, against all wars, past, present and future. The narrative of Trojan Women allows us to reflect on the human condition as a metaphor from which to contemplate the times in which we lived, times that are marked by emptiness.

Credits

Idea original del proyecto
Irene Papas

Stage direction
Jürgen Müller

Codirección artística
Jürgen Müller (La Fura dels Baus),Irene Papas.

Música
Vangelis Papathanassiou

Diseño de escenografía
Santiago Calatrava

Traducción y adaptación
Ramón Irigoyen

Realización vídeo
Paolo Barberis

Diseño de vestuario
Marina Karella

Diseño de iluminación
Joan Teixidó, Marco Carosi,
Vittorio Storaro.

Diseño de sonido
Marc Sardà

Actores
Irene Papas (Hécuba), Carles Figols (Taltibio), Rosana Pastor (Cassandra), Mónica López (Andrómaca), Manuel de Blas (Menelao), Mía Esteve, Marina Saura (Helena), Edo García (Astianacte), Maurizio Donadoni (Polimestore), Jacobo Cinque (Fantasma de Polidoro), Carlo Astuti (Neoptolemo), Michele Munali y Antonio Tomasi (Hijos de Polimestore).
Corifeos: Amparo Fernández, Ata Gomis, Pepa Juan, Lola López, Cristina Plazas, Consol Soler.
Bailarinas: Sara Baixauli, Mª Luisa García, Lara Hernandorena, Leticia Ñeco.
Cantantes de Cant d’Estil: Marisa Ruiz, Teresa Segarra, Victoria Sousa, Empar Torres.

Director de producción
Eduardo García

Productor ejecutivo
Pako Marsellés, Violeta Segura.

Director técnico
Cesc Batllé

Regidora
Violeta Segura

Jefe de maquinaria
Pere Ferrer

Estreno
21/9/01, antigua nave de los Talleres Generales Ciudad de las Artes Escénicas. Puerto de Sagunto, Valencia.

Representaciones
14

Un espectáculo coproducido por Fundación Comunidad Valenciana, Ciudad de las Artes Escénicas , Teatres de la Generalitat Valenciana, Institut València de la Música, Centre Coreogràfic.

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