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Los gestos

Pablo Messiez

60 minutes

18 €

Para espectadores a partir de 12 años


In his latest piece, this Argentinian creator explores the logic of theatre by focusing on gestures. Pablo Messiez presents his new work as "an attempt to see how theatre thinks, what it is made of, what its own logic is".
Topazia has inherited a circular room in which she wants to open a bar. Well, in reality she wants to act again,but it's easier to get people to a bar than to a theatre. So she will open the bar and set up a stage inside. It seems that Sergio helps her to put together a tribute to the Italian singer Mina. He directs the gestures. It also seems that there is a young pianist. And an old ballerina. It seems that they come from another time and that this time goes in leaps and bounds, flickering. It seems that something happens with the gestures. As if they also moved in leaps and bounds. Now nobody knows if they do what they do because they want to or if they just repeat what someone else has done before...
Pablo Messiez was born in Buenos Aires in 1974 and at the age of 12 he enrolled in his first acting workshop, which marked a life dedicated to theatre. He began his training in the performing arts in Argentina and, after directing a production in Buenos Aires, he ended up in Madrid, where he premièred his first play, Muda [Mute], which was followed by a series of productions of his own and other texts. Among the most recent creations, Antes [Before], Las palabras [Words], Las canciones [Songs] and, this past 2023, La voluntad de creer [The will to believe], almost all seen at the Teatre Lliure. At Dansa Metropolitana he presented Dance Corps

Data sheet

Written and directed by: Pablo Messiez - Cast (in alphabetical order): Elena Córdoba ("The Old Dancer"), Manuel Egozkue ("The Young Pianist"), Fernanda Orazi ("Topazia"), Nacho Sánchez ("Lisandro") and Emilio Tomé ("Sergio") - Set design: Mariana Tirantte - Lighting: Carlos Marquerie - Wardrobe: Cecilia Molano - Choreography: Elena Córdoba - Sound space: Lorena Álvarez & Óscar G. Villegas - Video: David Benito - Assistant director: Alicia Cabot - A production of the Centre Dramatics National and Teatime Kamikaze - In collaboration with: Royal Academy of Spain in Rome

Planned functions

El Prat

Teatre L’Artesà
16 March at 20:00 h