Horacio Czertok, co-founder of Teatro Nucleo, will be in Tenerife as guest of the Insula Escénica first edition – a project conceived by Cia Hojarasca and Laboratorio Escénico.
The director, dramatist and actor will take part in a series of meetings and training activities with various local bodies, and will perform his renowned monologue Contra Gigantes.
Contra Gigantes is based on his show for open spaces QUIJOTE! that for thirty years has gone through theaters and streets in many countries around the world.
In 1990, in fact, Horacio Czertok wrote a dramaturgy for Teatro Nucleo company from the masterpiece of world literature Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. In co-production with the Theater-am-Turm in Frankfurt, the show had over 400 performances in three continents, participated in dozens of international festivals and above all went through villages and suburbs without theater.
After a few years, the Argentine dramatist and actor transformed the show for open spaces, Critics’ Award at the Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato (Mexico), in the soliloquy Contra Gigantes, pointing the lights on those giants – a metaphor for the forces that hinder the transformation of society – against whom the errant knight fights.
And Don Quijote is not the only protagonist of Contra Gigantes: together with him on stage there are Sancho Panza, Don Miguel de Cervantes and Czertok himself, all in close relationship with each other and with the spectators, to compose a monodrama with multiple voices, which will give an immediate interpretation of Teatro Nucleo’s theater philosophy and dramaturgical and acting practice.
April 19: masterclass at the University of La Laguna
April 20: seminar at Laboratorio Escénico
April 21 and 22: performance Contra Gigantes at Laboratorio Escénico
April 24: performance Contra Gigantes at Teatro Leal