Ejercicios militares para confundir éxtasis con agonía
(Military exercises to confuse ecstasy with agony)
Artistic residency between February and May 2022 at Réplika Teatro Centro l Internacional de Creación
Presentation of the work carried out on 6, 7 and 8 May 2022 at Réplika Teatro Centro l Internacional de Creación
Artistic residency between October and November 2022 at Réplika Teatro Centro l Internacional de Creación
Ejercicios militares para confundir éxtasis con agonía (Military exercises to confuse ecstasy with agony) deals with the danger of dismantling the body of discourse. In other words, the danger that harbours the sexual encounter between two or more bodies. From the mere misunderstanding to the most bloody violence. In this encounter, bodies offer themselves to each other, allow themselves to be touched, penetrated, invaded, beaten, lacerated. The official representations of sex and the political tools that surround them aim to create the illusion of a world where this danger disappears, by using rules, categories and contracts. Here, however, the theatre constitutes a parallel with the sexual encounter, a body-to-body encounter, where danger is potency. To exalt this danger is to exalt potency. The one that makes possible the change of form, of figure, of metamorphosis.
This potency is internal. Not external, not political. Within this space the body does not militate, it does not act on the world or reality, but lets reality militate or act on it. Because this space is false, deceitful, counterfeit. And although it is true that it can be the result of certain powers, it does not, however, become a parliament, for what it comes to have over us is potency, not power.
Divided into three parts, three Exercises, three problems, where from enjoyment and suffering, primitive dangers are invoked through technologies as rudimentary as they are modern to configure a new body.
Direction, stage space, lighting and costumes: Miguel Deblas Escera and George Marinov
Dramaturgy: Miguel Deblas Escera
On stage: Miguel Deblas, George Marinov, Júlia Solé
Sound Space: Cristina Manuela
Press: Javier González; Adiria
Socorro López Anadón - Réplika Teatro l Centro Internacional de Creación
In collaboration with the Comunidad de Madrid.