PINOCCHIO - THE BIRTH OF THE ACTOR
PINOCCHIO - The Birth of the Actor is a dreamlike and gestural play inspired by Carlo Collodi's classic 'Le avventure di Pinocchio'. Directed and performed by Orland Verdú, the piece ventures into Pinocchio's life as a representation of the collective drama of our civilization: an updated image of a human being alienated from his own freedom in search of his true 'I'. The piece is a visual and imaginary poem with a demanding and transforming physical and body work strongly influenced by Butoh dance.
PINOCCHIO is a call to walk hand in hand with our inner CHILD. To be reborn in a world made of puppets waiting for the moment to come back to life.
Photography - justinpbrown71
Original Idea: ORLAND VERDÚ
Direction/Dance: ORLAND VERDÚ
Lights & Photography: justinpbrown71
Video: JULIÁN RODRÍGUEZ.
What heart is in a rag doll? Does our economic and social system lead the individual to an increasing infantilization? Culture of entertainment and fun. Training education and poor results. Resignation and emotional anesthesia or little resistance to frustration. Exaltation of hedonism and utilitarianism. Merchandising of relationships. Anything goes.
Society slowly turns into a puppet theatre for the sleepy audience on the front line of the Platonic cavern. The shadows that move on the wall are not real. But the human being desperately needs to believe in this illusion. Until one of those puppets realises that it is a puppet. That is the story of Pinocchio. That is the actor's tragedy.
Realise that everything is a lie. And keep lying so they don't kill us ...