By Ave Lola Directed by Ana Rosa Tezza
Based on the story of the same name by García Lorca, this intimate and moving piece introduces children to complex topics like love, loss and death.
El maleficio de la mariposa, a production based on the text of the same name by Federico García Lorca, is an adventure that deals gently with universal literature’s most important of feelings, something both delicate and immense: love. In the poetic setting of a garden, minute creatures love and suffer just like humans do, because a love that’s impossible is a problem for any heart, whether poet or insect. “Love happens with the same intensity at all levels of life and the very rhythm of the nostalgia in the air has its roots in the morning. Everything’s the same in nature”, says García Lorca. In this case, Brazilian company Ave Lola depicts one character’s unbridled passion for a mysterious butterfly, using actors and puppets interacting onstage. The audience can interpret what occurs in a variety of ways - from a metaphysical reflection on life and love to the simple and tragic story of two young people in love.
Cast and crew
Directed by: Ana Rosa Tezza | Written by: Federico García Lorca | Cast: Evandro Santiago, Helena Tezza and Ailén Roberto | Musical score: Jean-Jacques Lemêtre | An Ave Lola creation | Producers: Dara van Doorn and Laura Tezza | Press, Publicity and Marketing: Larissa Mayra de Lima.
Federico García Lorca
A classic of Hispanic literature
One of the most renowned writers of the twentieth century, he tried his hand at music, drawing, poetry and drama in the 20 years before he was murdered in 1936. He was outstanding at all of them, highly attuned to popular Hispanic culture’s variety and to the wide range of forms that avant-garde European
Ana Rosa Tezza
Theater connected with the whole world
A theater director with a Masters in Performing Arts from the University of Santa Catarina (UDESC), she also has post-graduate studies in Performance from the Pontific Catholic University of Chile. In Santiago de Chile, she has acted with the Teatro Sombrero Verde, directed by Andrés Peres Araya. She’s the founder and director of the Ave Lola Creation Center, where she directs theater performances and coordinates the company’s exchanges and theatrical research projects. These include working with artists from the Théâtre du Soleil (France) and Fabiana de Mello y Souza’s Cia dos Bondrés (Brazil-Rio de Janeiro), with Jaime Lorca from Viajeinmóvil (Chile) and with Andreas Denk’s Plan d- (The Netherlands). Her latest pieces have received widespread public and critical acclaim, being nominated for and winning national awards.
“In this intimate production, the 11 characters on stage shine a light on the loss of human values and how much pain this can cause”.
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