11 September| h 9 pm
Teatro India – Sala b
The show contains explicit scenes and is recommended for an adult audience.
The École des Maîtres is an international university-level master class, structured in an itinerant form throughout several European Countries all adhering to this shared project; in 2019, it is in its 20th Edition and will be conducted by Spanish dramaturg, director and actress Angélica Liddell. This work with young professional actors is born from a reflection by Foucault on “Madness” – “For it is there, in the heart of the apex of Illuminism, that the Madman ceased being the image of God, ceased being an intermediary between humanity and the sacred, between matter and spirit. It was with the advent of the Classical Era that Man took up Reason and the Madman was robbed of his sovereignty and relegated to punishment, out of the subsequent need of Reason itself”.
According to Foucault, this type of treatment merely consisted of repeatedly brutalising the patient until they were fully integrated into the system of crime and punishment. The Madman is a prisoner, somebody that is excluded from the world of expression.
In this way, the Madman is always condemned, always guilty. They are accused of being mad for a series of aesthetic, moral and social deviations. Or out of heart-ache.
The obscure memory of madness is the sacred. The secret stigma of the alienated reaffirms the persistence of tragedy, the predilection of human nature for fury and anger, the necessities of the Gods and their ire. Uniting disobedience with insanity, banished from social realms and refused all basic respect, under our lunatic disorder runs a river of angst. We are frantic. We invoke irrationality as we sign off on our bestiary.”