VORONIA
“Being in Evil always means to go as far as possible.”
Georges Bataille

LA VERONAL 2013

What or either where is evil? La Veronal wonders about it through choreography, image and text, in its new work of 2015. And, in search of an enigmatic answer to the puzzle of evil, symbolically enters the underground, the deepest cave in the world, a cavity called Voronia that is located in the western Caucasus. At this point it becomes an allegory of the unspeakable: a vacuum, even the place of a terrifying indifference, where takes shape the passionate tendency of mankind to use the pretext of goodness and innocence to reach all kinds of violence.
An emptiness, a center of gravity where the only God of a thousand religions becomes the best reason to make the worst; where an amazed humankind , almost without realizing, goes down all levels of its moral depths, all circles of its Hades, without stopping to celebrate and be celebrated; accompanied by all the idols and symbols and rituals and decalogues ever invented to believe in; convinced of being raising while an irresistible force hastens it towards a total, underground and too trivial absence of good: revelation, perhaps, that there is nothing to reveal; or the revelation that the center of gravity which gathers all the worst ( “il mezzo al quale ogni gravezza if rauna ” of which Dante spoke ), the heart of hell itself, is also the most superficial and normal of all places. And it is bottomless.

DIRECTION Marcos Morau
CHOREOGRAPHY Marcos Morau in collaboration with the dancers
DRAMATURGY  Pablo Gisbert – El Conde de Torrefiel and Roberto Fratini
DANCERS Piece for 8 dancers
Joaquín Collado, Rober Gómez, Jon López, Ariadna Montfort, Lorena Nogal, Shay Partush, Manuel Rodríguez, Marina Rodríguez, Giacomo Todeschi, Diego Tortelli, Sau-Ching Wong
With the participation of a group of local extras
SPACE Enric Planas
LIGHTING DESIGN Albert Faura
SOUND DESIGN Marcelo Lastra
VIDEO Joan Rodon
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO Edu Pérez
TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT  Bernat Jansà
TEACHERS Cristina Facco y Ariadna Montfort
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION Juan Manuel Gil Galindo
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Cristina Goñi-Adot

Produced by La Veronal
Coproduced by Festival Grec Barcelona, Hessisches Staatsballet / Staatstheater Darmstadt & Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Tanz im August Berlin, Théâtre National de Chaillot Paris y Mercat de les Flors Barcelona
With the collaboration of El Graner Centre de Creació
With the support of ICEC – Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya