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Rodrigo García: La Carniceria Teatro (Argentina, Spain)

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Dec 10, 2007
Dec 10, 2007

Join us for an evening with renowned theatre artist Rodrigo García premiering his piece Accidens (matar para comer) in New York City. The performance is written and directed by Rodrigo García, and performed by Juan Loriente. A Q & A with the artists will follow. Initiated and co-produced by Bertie Ferdman.

ACCIDENS is a performance lasting 25 minutes without words. La Carnicería Teatro proposes one action, cruel and heart-rending, that is simply a reflection of our own reality. Rodrigo García writes: “Normally, things come already dead. You go to the supermarket and they give you everything dead. … One has to have a lot of imagination—and I lack it—to tremble in the face of death while opening a can of meatballs at home in the kitchen.”

Rodrigo García, born 1964 in Argentina and currently living in Spain, is not only “the author of texts that burst like bombs;” he is also a videographer, performer, and director. An atypical artist, he combines in his performances elements from the past and from contemporary popular culture. Together with his company La Carnicería Teatro (literally The Butcher Theatre), Garcia develops a complex and astonishing theatrical language where bodies in motion trace the new rituals of the everyday. Garcia’s great strength is in the work’s integrity and in its ability to passionately stir the ideas and emotions moving the young generation, who wholeheartedly appreciates his corrosive and intelligent shows. Rodrigo García’s productions have been featured, among others, at: Festival Avignon, Teatro per la musica di Roma, Festival de Salamanca, Teatro Nacional de Bretagne, Teatro Nacional de Annecy, Comédie de Valencia, Sitges Festival Nacional, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, and Chaillot. His works have been translated to English, French, Italian, Finnish, Danish, and Polish.

Instituto Cervantes is a worldwide not-for-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. Its mission is to promote the teaching, study and use of Spanish as a second language, and to contribute to the advancement of the Spanish and Hispanic American cultures throughout non-Spanish speaking countries.

6:30 p.m., Monday, December 10, 2007, Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free!

Company La Carniceria Teatro
Photo courtesy of Rodrigo García
Rodrigo García
Photo courtesy of the artist