LA PLAZA by El Conde de Torrefiel
LA PLAZA by El Conde de Torrefiel
LA PLAZA by El Conde de Torrefiel
Logo of the Hebbel am Ufer
Incisive, brilliant and unconventional: The theatre of El Conde de Torrefiel has made quite a splash internationally in the last few years. The tragicomic works of Tanya Beyeler and Pablo Gisbert reveal a series of absurd tableaux vivants, flanked by words of incredible clarity. The newest piece “LA PLAZA” offers up an impressionistic landscape that sees public space as a reduced model of today’s world, shaped with the help of light, sound and an ethereal, ghostly aesthetic. The Plaza stands for a site where people converge with history, collective memories and an unknown future. In a world that is rapidly overtaking itself, reality becomes more and more subjective, emotionally charged and impenetrable. A constant conflict reigns between the longing for the new and the fear of the unknown. It has long been one of humanity’s great aspirations to get some idea about our unpredictable future. Telling stories about this search is the passion of El Conde de Torrefiel.                                   
After the performance on 22 February, an artist talk with Pablo Gisbert and Elena von Ohlen will take place. Elena von Ohlen is an editor at Lateinamerika Nachrichten and is completing a doctorate at the Free University in Berlin on the relationship of contemporary literature to women’s human rights. In her political and cultural work she is particularly concerned with the right to the city and symbolism in public space.
Trailer & Making-Of
Past dates
February 2019
With German and English surtitles
90 min.
Conceived and devised by
El Conde de Torrefiel, in collaboration with the performers
Tanya Beyeler and Pablo Gisbert
Pablo Gisbert
Gloria March Chulvi, Albert Pérez Hidalgo, Mónica Almirall Batet, Nicolas Carbajal, Amaranta Velarde, David Mallols
Local performers
Mirac Yigit Daldikler, Maria Gorbunova, Veronika Heisig, Anna Kudron, Justine Langois, Henry McMaster, Minh Duc Pham, Enrico D. Wey
Stage Design
El Conde de Torrefiel & Blanca Añón
Blanca Añón & Performers
Light Design
Ana Rovira
Sound design
Adolfo Fernández García
Stage Manager
Isaac Torres
Technician on tour
Javi Castrillón, Roberto Baldinelli
Diffusion & tour management
Caravan Production
Text Translations
Martin Orti (German), Nika Blazer (English)
Production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), El Conde de Torrefiel. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Alkantara & Maria Matos Teatro (Lisbon), Festival d’Automne & Centre Pompidou (Paris), Festival GREC (Barcelona), Festival de Marseille,
(Berlin), Mousonturm (Frankfurt a.M.), Triennale di Milano, Vooruit (Ghent), Wiener
Festwochen (Vienna), Black Box Theater (Oslo), Zurcher Theaterspektakel (Zurich)

With the support of: Zinnema (Brussels) , Festival SÂLMON, Mercat de les Flors and El Graner - Centre de Creació, Barcelona, Fabra i Coats, centre de creació Barcelona