April 18, 2021

Theatrical production'Ana (also forgetting us) ', starts touring the Canary Islands – La Provincia

Theatrical production'Ana (also forgetting us) ', starts touring the Canary Islands - La Provincia

The scenic setting 'Ana (also forgetting us will take us'), premiered in October of last year in the Pérez Galdós theater co-produced by the aforementioned theater of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the production company Unahoramenos, with the collaboration of the Government of the Canary Islands and the City Council of Agüimes, will undertake a tour that will take it during the month of February to different theatrical spaces on the island of La Palma, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

Specifically, the aforementioned work written by Irma Correa and directed by Mario Vega, will be presented at the El Sauzal theater (February 15), at the Víctor Fernández Gopar theater 'El Salinero' at Arrecife de Lanzarote (February 21) and at the Federico García Lorca de Ingenio Cultural Center on the 23rd and 25th of February. The mentioned assembly counts in its distribution with Marta Viera, Maria de Vigo, Ruth Sanchez and Rubén Darío like protagonists.

The Assembly performance on the island of La Palma organized by the municipality of El Sauzal, it is possible thanks to the program promoted by the Government of the Canary Islands, 'Canarias Crea Canarias', with the aim of promoting the cultural mobility of the creators of the islands and that these can move their creations abroad, thus compensating the so-called extra cost of insularity. The Lanzarote function organized by the island's Cabildo is included in the framework of the Regional Theater Circuit.

'Ana (also forgetting will take us') is part of the great project called' Laboratorio Galdós', an initiative that takes place in the context of the broad program of the 'Galdosian Biennium' promoted between 2018 and 2020 by the Cabildo Gran Canaria, and that will allow the production of two other great theatrical productions different Thus, in the year 2019 will take place the second production that will write the Colombian playwright Fabio Rubiano, whose provisional name is 'The crime of Fuencarral', and another third with which will end, in 2020, to this monumental project.

The production, which could see 1,300 people during the course of its three premiere performances scheduled at the capital's Coliseum, has also been premiered at the 31st edition of the Festival del Sur Encuentro Teatral Tres Continentes which takes place in Agüimes and at the Tenerife Festival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. 'Ana (also forgetting us)' was included in the 46th edition of the Book of Spectacles Recommended by the Theater and Dance Commission of the Spanish Theater Network, along with 21 other national shows.

We must remember that the dramatist and author of the text of the theatrical production 'Ana (also will take us the forgetfulness'), Irma Correa, is inspired by Nora de Ibsen and her 'House of dolls' and in the Tristana de Galdós, to address this drama of women who are consumed in the space of their insipid and leaden existence and that in this production directed by Mario Vega, are located in the sparse Spain of the sixties drawing a bridge between then and now.

After the last addresses of 'My name is Suleiman' (2012), 'The Damned' (2016) and 'Maybe dream' (2017), the stage director Mario Vega is committed to this text that the Canary Islands Irma Correa decides to move to the 60's of a flat and conventional Spain.

Song to the memory

"Ana (It will also take us to forgetfulness)" is a song to memory, to memory, in which sharp reflections are raised about life and the vital renunciations to which she submits us to be accepted. a contemporary drama that helps us to understand many of the stigmas and conflicts that still continue to operate and agitating in a lethal way to contemporary Spanish society.

The text speaks of all those small victories of the women who preceded us, and also of all the doors that, like Nora and Tristana, we still have to cross, according to Correa, who has received several national awards, such as the Max Prize for Revelation Show for 'Desde lo Invisible', the 19th SGAE Theater Award for 'Friday', or the Replica Award for the Best Show for 'The Inhabited Seas'.

'Ana (also forgetting us will take us') is developed on a singular functional stage that modifies its planes according to the scenes. Their different degrees of inclination force the actors to make an added effort to their interpretation, which runs in a clean atmosphere in which the absence of props predominates, but which is endowed with a considerable conceptual burden.

The work directed by Mario Vega tells the story of Ana, a woman married to a ministerial official who awaits a desired promotion, which seems to vanish her limited world, until she meets Vivian, an enthusiastic French photographer with whom she initiates an intense relationship that will open new expectations in your life and renew the domestic pulse of your sharp days. Vivian will make her see that her life is not, by far, what she in the end craves. As the happy relationship between both women grows and strengthens, the abyss that separates Ana and her husband opens up further.

The production 'Ana (It will also take us to oblivion)' is included in the great project called 'Laboratorio Galdós', an initiative that takes place in the context of the wide program of the 'Galdosian Biennium' promoted between 2018 and 2020 by the Cabildo grancanario, articulated as an experimentation initiative that is developed with the participation of different stage agents (from playwrights to the public and schoolchildren, through scene directors and actors) and which pursues establish a transversal line of research around the contemporary performing arts.


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