Mariano Pensotti

Burning bright in the forest of the night

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dutch premiere

José Frade

Burning bright in the forest of the night

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dutch premiere

José Frade

Burning bright in the forest of the night

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dutch premiere

José Frade

Burning bright in the forest of the night

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dutch premiere

José Frade

Mariano Pensotti | Burning bright in the forest of the night

Revolutionary puppet-theatre-film-theatre performance
‘What is to be done?’ is a question everyone wrestles with from time to time. It also is the title of Lenin’s most famous work, with which he sparked the 1917 Russian Revolution. One hundred years later the Argentinian theatre maker Mariano Pensotti strings together these human and simultaneously political questions. The stories of a worn-out university lecturer, a young communist guerrilla fighter and a journalist producing an item on the hopeless existence of Russian immigrants are merged together by Pensotti in an ingenious fashion, as only he can. The performance is a puppet performance that metamorphoses into a theatre performance that becomes a film and vice versa, with the various stories and disciplines influencing each other in surprising ways. Mariano Pensotti has been at Noorderzon before, with the widely acclaimed Cineastas among others. He is known around the world for his unique approach to theatre. 

“Pensotti’s wonderful work mixes puppetry, a play in a play and film. This ends up making it every bit as ironic as it is honest an investigation of the quest made by Russian avant-garde artists to search out new forms of art.”

- Der Tagespiegel

Credits

Playwright and director | Mariano Pensotti
Performers | Susana Pampín, Laura López Moyano, Inés Efrón, Esteban Bigliardi en Patricio Aramburu
Stage design | Mariana Tirantte
Music | Diego Vainer
Light | Alejandro Le Roux
Production | Florencia Wasser, Grupo Marea
Stage | Malena Juanatey, Tatiana Mladineo
Technology | Gonzalo Córdoba Estévez, Tatiana Mladineo, Luciana Peralta
Assistant director | Juan Schnitman
Coproduction | HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (Germany), Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (Belgium), Maria Matos Teatro/House on Fire with the support of The Cultural Programme of the European Union

 

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