INVISIBLE THEATER 2014
RGT Revista Galega de Teatro
Teatro invisible is a declaration of principles, an immediate artistic meeting with the audience, in which fatidical function and philosophical diction are stressed in an amalgam of subtle stage actions. Ideas run wild onstage while emotions explode.
Afonso Becerra de Becerreá
"Why do I keep doing theater? What is the use of theater?" Ana Vallés asks herself, asks us, in passages of her work, replying that "from the worst possible Europe" she does theater out of necessity, out of pure emotion—that theater is useless for anything mercantile. Nevertheless, she argues, perhaps art and the artist are capable of finding the proper way to transmit the human experience, which she describes as the only indestructible thing, quoting the French philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman."
Questao de Crítica
Ana presents us with a kind of map of her references and her influences, perhaps in the manner of Atlas Mnemosyne by Aby Warburb. The memorialistic configuration of the images—taken from the drawers of a work table or produced on stage—offers the spectator the possibility of developing his own reading, perceiving how the memories of her theatrical experience irrupt, finding resonances and belonging to a Experiential history as individual as it is collective and which survives the passage of time thanks to the oral transmission of knowledge and experience. . .
The work of Matarile Theater, with its calm struggle over time and with the value it gives to the oral sharing of life-experience in art, is an example of a work that beckons one towards experience and, of course, towards theater. The creation of Teatro Invisible is a form—both aesthetic and political—that Ana has found to nurture theater.
Daniele Avila Small