Requiem for the nightmare
Reality and dream. A friction, a transgression, an invitation to disorientation, combining the energy of birth and burial.
Intersection of life between commercial exchanges. Africa, famine or countries suffering from globalization.
Cultures, language: Gilgamesh, Ziggurat of Babylon or Tower of Babel, megalomania and incomprehension.
Something is there, it starts to grow, endless like a Tower,
someone distinguishes himself, picks up the cotton, draws on his body, the nightmare arrives, the not communication, the music disturbed by screams of frustration of fear, the fans are turned on... until death.
Birth and death of someone.
Ziggurat is divided into three movements:
First movement: The room of shadows.
Second movement: The silver room.
Third movement: The golden room.
Ziggurat : Requiem for the nightmare is a return to friction, to transgression, to scenic improvisation, this show can be performed in all possible places and could not exist in any other way.
It is from the beginning that we can understand the nightmares of human beings.
Ziggurat: Requiem for the Nightmare is an invitation to think backwards, to go towards the opposite of things, to disorientation, combining the energy of birth with that of burial.
It is a performance that aims to recover the pleasure of diversity and to escape from standardisation.
Ziggurat is based on the features that have traditionally characterised Pitouch's work: the use of unconventional spaces, a multidisciplinary stage language with a predominance of the body and technology, the invasion of a space by enclosing the spectator so that the latter becomes an integral part of the fundamental rights of the Greek chorus, and a theme centred on the conflicts between the individual and the group.
Pitouch's performances have always attracted an audience far removed from the performing arts, because of the themes and the way he approaches them.
The creative process of Ziggurat was born out of the need to act in protest against various forms of imperialism. Imperialism is posed as two forms of entities, individuals and society, in which one suffers the other, and if it does not suffer it, it destroys it. Dialogue, listening and diversity are taboo words for the imperialists. Diversity is seen as a threat, not an opportunity, and introduces patterns of rules as fundamental to being human.
Ziggurat questions the idea of progress so that humanity necessarily moves forward in the best possible way.
Ziggurat questions what we are told, WHO we are told and WHY we are told with a smile.
On this concept we build the physical, the emotional and the mental that the audience of Ziggurat: Requiem for the nightmare will go through.
In the middle of the audience and the performance there is a transparent plastic canvas that goes from the garden to the courtyard and from the stage up to 4mt high.
Smoke on the stage.
Everything is blurred. During the whole performance. A strange atmosphere, between reality and dream.