The performance, with Juan Diego Botto, can be seen up until the 29th of September
Juan Diego Botto was born in Argentina, but the disappearance of his father at the hands of the Videla regime when he was just three years old led to his moving to Spain in the company of his mother. It is understandable, then, that a tragic event of this magnitude would lead to his involvement in projects dealing with the subjects of immigration, exile and memory. This is precisely the case with Un trozo invisible de este mundo (An invisible fragment of this world), a piece written by the protagonist himself and which can be seen in the Teatre Lliure up until the 29th of September.
Accompanied by Astrid Jones and under the direction of Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Botto has created a performance in which five characters constantly pivot between drama and humour. One of the characters, for example, is a young man who tells of the tortures perpetrated by the military dictatorship in Argentina in the 70s. The objective of the piece is to put names, surnames and faces on the people who we often only become aware of through numbers and statistics in the media. The cases are inspired by real experiences which have come to light thanks to the collaboration of a number of NGOs.
The performance on the 22nd will include a post-performance chat with the protagonists.
Publication date: Friday, 20 September 2013
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