Based on“Canto cósmico (Cosmic Canticle)” of Ernesto Cardenal
What happens when two opposing worlds met themselves? Where is the balance?
“The Half”, based on the book “Canto Cósmico (Cosmical Canticle)", of the Nicaraguan writer and philosopher Ernesto Cardenal, shows us a world in a continuous imbalance where their inhabitants has the responsibility to keep it stable. A big half-sphere in the middle of the public space will become a particular world dwell by two allegorical and opposing beings:
She knows the origin and the answers, flows with the tragedy and the beauty, free and ephemeral, always moving. Her voice calms and caresses, assaults and destabilizes.
He sets lines and paths in the space that guide his way. Doesn’t know his origin and asks questions. Curiosity brings him close to the darkness, but he needs answers.
Two incomplete energies that converge. Is the principle of chaos or the creation of the universe?
“The Half” is a visual show where the text will enter by the rational senses of the audience, motivating them to a philosophical journey, so existential and quotidian like love and death. An allegory of the creation of the universe, contrasted with human relations. A spectacular proposal, which will combine a very powerful acting with surprising visual effects.
PremiEre in May 2019
Idea, creation and interpretation
Mónica Mar & Arnau Vinós
Creation and direction
Stage and costume designer
Eslàstica (Joel Condal & Marcel Fabregat)
Stage design construction
Jorba-Miró Estudi-Taller d’escenografia
Thecnical and multimedia solutions
Photography and video
Núria Cañamares, Luka Fritsch, Eva Marichalar, Matthias Rettner
With the collaboration: