Life Is A DreamTeatros del canal, Spain
DIRECTOR Carles Alfaro
Costume Design, Set design Felype de Lima
"What crime did I commit against you by being born?"
Life is a Dream [vv.105-106] proposes the return to the essence of Calderón’s landmark text, remaining faithful to the poetics and the philosophical dilemmas that the author poses.
Immersing yourself in the universe of Life is a Dream involves feeling the heartbeat of the beings that inhabit us and make us wholly experience another reality, which is nothing more than our own stark reality… dreamed? lived? This is Calderon’s nightmare and beauty.
Who owns your dreams? Is it desire or reason that guides and steers us? What distinguishes us from the beast that embodies our passions? Is reason a repression that allows us to live in society? Can a being isolated from its birth, abandoned to its own reasoning, not spawn the monster, that hypertrophy of reason disconnected from the sensory experience that humanises us?
- Author Calderón de la Barca
- Director Carles Alfaro
- Adapted Script Carles Alfaro y Eva Alarte
- Set Design Carles Alfaro y Felype de Lima
- Costume Design Felype de Lima
- Lighting Design Carles Alfaro
- Original Score and Sound Design Joan Cerveró
- Sound Design Luis López de Segovia
- Characterization Inma Fuentes
- First Director Assistant Eva Alarte y Ferran Català
- Second Director Assistant Pablo Ricart
- Costume Design Assistant Sara Roma y Diana Marcela Echandia
- Cast Vicente Fuentes, Alejandro Saá, Enric Benavent y Rebeca Valls