"There is a painting by Klee called Angelus Novus. It shows an angel who seems about to move away from something he stares at. His eyes are wide, his mouth is open and his wings are spread. This is how the angel of history must look. His face is turned toward the past. Where a chain of events appears before us, he sees one single catastrophe, which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it at his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise and has got caught in his wings; it is so strong that the angel can no longer close them. This storm drives him irresistibly into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows toward the sky. This storm is what we call progress."

Walter Benjamin


Conceived & devised by
El Conde de Torrefiel
Direction and dramaturgy
Tanya Beyeler and Pablo Gisbert
Nicolas Chevallier
Pablo Gisbert
Dramaturgical advisement
Roberto Fratini
Light design
Ana Rovira
Set design
Blanca Añón
Sound design
Adolfo García
Pink Elephant on Parade
Amaranta Velarde
Amaranta Velarde and local perfromers
Translaters: Marion Cusin (French), Martin Orti (Germna), Nika Blazer (English), Ann-Helena Remans (Dutch)

Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Bruselas
Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen
Steiricher Herbst, Graz
NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Supported by

18-22.05.2016 - Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (première)
23-25.08.2016 - Noorderzon Festival, Gronigen (NL)
30-09-02-10-2016 - Dublin Theater Festival, Dublin (IR)
14-15.10.2016 - Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT)
9-10.12.2016 - MIR Festival, Athens (GR)
4-5.2.2017 - Kein Disziplin, Gessnerallee, Zürich (CH)
24-25.2.2017 - Take me somewhere festival, Glasgow (ESC)
21-22.4.2017 - Transform Festival, Leeds (UK)
7-8.6.2017 - Festival Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille (FR)
6-7.9.2017 - Short Theater Festival, Roma (I)
14-15.9.2017 - Triennale di Milano / Danae Festival / Zona K, Milano (I)
8-9.12.2017 - Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne (CH)