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Los Sensuales

(2008)

I was always interested in how time possesses the space. In Dostoevsky this seems to be central. Some of that way of seeing time (associated indissolubly with a space) is foundational in Dostoevsky. This concept seems to be part of his way of seeing the world. Theatre always has to solve this problem. Sometimes music (the art that "dominates" time) may solve this issue and that is why in Los Sensuales music is an indispensable part of the work. Beyond the genre that labelled the show (Melodrama) music here attempts the appropriation of the space through time. Music happens in time and can be heard within a space. Los Sensuales -then – is using music in order to think some space’s laws.
Some time ago I wrote some thoughts about what I dreamed about this show: "Hardiness, untidiness, daylight, no beauty, paroxysm, speed, no silence, fugacity, profanity, genitalia: the cry, the tears, the outside, the absence of interiority, no psychology, no introspection. A wild behaviour. There is no more spiritual connection. Mankind thrown to its sensuality. The animal side. No refinement. Kill the beautiful. And what is “the beautiful”? - The construction of a scaffold that no longer holds anything. Theatre abandons his walls”.
These 'words', that attempt to build a landscape, have the intention to construct a language: the silent partition of this work.
Alejandro Tantanian

DATASHEET
  • Los Sensuales (The Sensual Ones)
    Melodrama by Alejandro Tantanian

  • with
    Teodoro Tigrov, father, brutally murdered at the beginning of this melodrama

    Ciro Zorzoli

     

    Tigrov’s House

    Odille Malheur & Teodoro Tigrov’s children
    Sonja Tigrov, Mijail’s twin sister, motherless child, abandoned by her father 21 years agoMirta Bogdasarian

    Mijail Tigrov, Sonja’s twin brother, motherless child, abandoned by her father 21 years ago

    Diego Velázquez

  • Richardson’s House
    Margaret Richardson & Teodoro Tigrov’s children
    Alex "Dumby" Richardson, the elder, son of the possessed, so called because of the nickname that during his birth was given to Margaret Richardson.
    Pablo Rotemberg

  • Damien "Stinky" Richardson, the middle one, son of the idiot, so called because of the nickname that during his birth was given to Margaret Richardson.
    Javier Lorenzo
  • William "Muddy" Richardson, the younger, son of the dead woman, so called because Margaret Richardson died when he was born
    Nahuel Pérez Biscayart

  • Malheur’s house
    Odette Malheur, Odille’s twin sister, Lise & Alberto’s sister, aunt of Tigrov’s twins and Teodoro Tigrov’s lover at the moment of his death.
    Stella Galazzi

  • Lise Malheur, Alberto’s twin sister, sister of the twin sisters Odette & Odille (already dead) and Tigrov twins’ aunt.
    Gaby Ferrero

  • Alberto Malheur, Lise’s twin brother, brother of the twin sisters Odette & Odille (already dead) and Tigrov twins’ uncle.

    Luciano Suardi
  • Photos
    Ernesto Donegana

  • Graphic design
    Go Up! Group

  • Press
    Duche & Zárate

  • Assistant director
    Mariano Stolkiner

  • Second assistant for set and costumes
    Cecilia Stanovnik

  • Assistant choreography
    Silvina Duna

  • Vocal training
    Sebastián Holz

  • General assistant
    Martín Tufró

  • Executive production
    Romina Chepe

  • Artistic collaboration
    Nicolás Schuff & Martín Tufró

  • Musicalization
    Pablo Rotemberg, Alejandro Tantanian & Diego Velázquez

  • Songs lyrics
    Alejandro Tantanian

  • Lyrics from Teodoro Tigrov’s song
    Martín Tufró

  • Songs music
    Diego Penelas

  • Choreography
    Pablo Rotemberg

  • Lights
    Jorge Pastorino

    Set and costumes
    Oria Puppo

  • Direction
    Alejandro Tantanian

    Running time: 105 minutes.
    Premiere: May 16th, 2008, Camarín de las Musas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Photos: Emilio Gutiérrez & Ernesto Donegana

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
  • Work chosen as one of the Best Shows of the season by the INT (National Theatre Institute)
    Nominee in four categories for the Teatro del Mundo Awards 2008 and in two categories to the Clarin Awards 2008, including: Best Show, Best Original Music (Diego Penelas), Best Author (Alejandro Tantanian), Best Light Design (Jorge Pastorino) and Best Photography for Theatre (Ernesto Donegana).

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