In 2050, Spain will rank seventh most aged country in the world, 38% of the population being over 60 years. Senior citizenship is considered to be the retreat, time out from the production stage, a vestige of better times, a holiday while one waits for death.
What will you do when you grow up?
Plans outlive death.
Don Juan starts now looking forward to the future. Hedonism. Carpe diem. The right to choose routine or change. It’s never too late nor too early. It’s always the right time.
Voadora, awarded the Galician Critics Prize in 2013 in the category of Performing and Media Arts, surprises us by revisiting the classic Don Juan, starting by the biographies of the elderly characters in the play, building with them a different performance each time. Renowned for its musical, aesthetic, surprising and evocative components, and for a very personal language exploring feelings and emotions, Voadora offers us this time a slowly-cooked work that delves into something that unites us: love.
Director: Marta Pazos | Playwriting: Voadora, taken from Don Juan by Molière | Original Music: Hugo Torres and José Díaz | Lighting: Rui Monteiro | Production: Voadora | Co-production: Trigo Limpo-Teatro ACERT.
March 28, 2015. ACERT – Tondela, Portugal.
Premiere in Spain at the Festival Escenas do Cambio 2016.