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El Conde de Torrefiel

ULTRAFICCIÓN NR. 1 / FRACCIONES DE TIEMPO

Spain
Recommended audience age: 12+
Screen language: Lithuanian and English
Duration: 70 min

A journey of sound and literature in front of a giant screen as a stage, set in a natural environment surrounded by trees. The piece begins when day meets darkness and lasts for the time between sunset and nightfall, setting in motion the cancellation of the subtle boundary between reality and fiction.

ULTRAFICCIÓN NR. 1 / FRACCIONES DE TIEMPO brings the spectator on a journey of sound and literature in front of a giant screen as a stage, set in a natural environment surrounded by trees. The piece begins when day meets darkness and lasts for the time between sunset and nightfall, setting in motion the cancellation of the subtle boundary between reality and fiction. ULTRAFICCIÓN NR. 1 / FRACCIONES DE TIEMPO brings a mosaic of fragile stories to the stage. A play without images, made up of words and sounds without a ‘stage’. Instead of a stage, there is a meadow. In the middle of nature, a screen is erected and the sound resonates and extends without limits, linking several stories that take place in the same scenic time but in different places: an improvised rave party in a forest, the passengers of a flight and their conversations shortly before the plane crashes, the journey of 80 people on a boat from Tripoli in the hope of reaching Italy.

El Conde de Torrefiel is a Barcelona-based project headed by Tanya Beyeler (Switzerland) and Pablo Gisbert (Spain), whose works are the result of an oscillation between literature, visual arts and choreography, that aims to transcend the parameters of verbal language. Having studied theatre and philosophy, Beyeler and Gisbert are also interested in music and contemporary dance. As theatre authors, musicians, performers, and video-makers, their creations address the notion of imminent temporality, with as a starting point the synchronic analysis of the present, an interrogation of the possibilities of our time. El Conde de Torrefiel intends to understand the existing connections between rationality and the meaning of things determined by language, as well as the abstraction of concepts, the imaginary and the symbolic in relation to the image.

At first, Tanya Beyeler began to work as an actress in the mode of textual theatre, but time and experience brought her closer to dance and performance. From 2008 on she is part of the artistic team of the dance company La Veronal, directed by the choreographer Marcos Morau. In 2010, she started to create pieces with Pablo Gisbert under the name of El Conde de Torrefiel. In 2021 Tanya was awarded with the Swiss Performing Arts Award.

After studying philosophy at the University of Valencia, Pablo Gisbert chose to head studies in dramaturgy in Madrid. In 2011, he got the National Accesit prize Marqués de Bradomín for his text A cinema burns and ten people are burned. Since 2002, he is the dramaturgist of the dance company La Veronal with which he won various awards. In 2013 he was selected for the European dramaturgy platform Fabulamundi: playwriting Europe. Since 2010, he has been developing his own project with Tanya Beyeler and under the name of El Conde de Torrefiel. 

  • Concept, idea:
    El Conde de Torrefiel
  • Direction, text, dramatugy:
    Tanya Beyeler, Pablo Gisbert
  • Sound-environment:
    Rebecca Praga, Uriel Ireland
  • Set-design:
    Roberto Baldinelli
  • Technical coordinator:
    Isaac Torres
  • Sound technique:
    Uriel Ireland
  • Translation (English):
    Nika Blazer
  • Distribution:
    Alessandra Simeoni
  • Producer:
    Festival Santarcangelo, CIELO DRIVE SL
  • Supported by:
    ICEC - Generalitat de Catalunya, Institut Ramón Llull (Barcelona), INAEM - Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte (Spain)

Tickets available on Kakava.lt online and at Kakava.lt ticket offices.

Pupils, students, seniors and people with disabilities receive a 20% discount. At the entrance please show the document with your ID for this price category.

  • Accessible for people with reduced mobility and impaired hearing.
  • The performance will take place in the middle of nature (grass, unevenness of the surface), but festival volunteers are always ready to help. You are recommended to take protection from the insects and a blanket.
  • No admission after the event starts.
  • If you buy a ticket with a discount, at the entrance please show the document with your ID for this price category;
  • The event will be photographed and filmed.
  • Although the show will take place outdoors, visitors with pets will not be accepted.
  • “EL CONDE DE TORREFIEL” will also perform in October 2024 at the Sirens Festival in Vilnius.