The most beautiful sons
A PRODUCTION FROM COMUNIDAD DE MADRID, VÍCTOR ULLATE BALLET YAND LA PHÁRMACO
“Every nation loves to sacrifice her younger children, the most beautiful, when they reach the age of adolescence. Every nation embellish these deaths with songs. Motherland worships these young dead bodies with her monuments, her sculptures, her archs of tryumph. She walks with them in military marches, honours them in national parties, name them in festival days with dance, courtships and ceremonies, with military fireworks, with majestic parades.”
The beginning of dance, Pascal Quignard
This play arises in each of the artist’s bodies. Moreover, it is each of their bodies. Each muscle and each bone, their look, and their gestures have been treated as an offering.
The youth is still a miracle, a redoubt of beauty and an excuse for the sacrifice. It is tradition and history to offer the youngest bodies to gods, the most innocent, their unfulfilled desires, their unwritten futures. There is no greater violence than to see beauty and youth being burned to ashes, there is no bigger resignation than getting rid of the future. The gods are fed by the things and thoughts that possesses our hope.
Nowadays, the youth and beauty may be linked more than ever. There isn’t anything more powerful, more desired or longed for than youth. As if our invisible and innumerable gods are being hungrier than ever. This play is an offering, the scenary, the pyre, and each body a sacred animal.
Directors and dramaturgy
Luz Arcas and Abraham Gragera
Hugo Gómez-Chao Porta
Aurora Martínez Piqué
Photography and video
María Peinado Florido
Gabriel Blanco, Marta López Caballero y Laura Ortega (Spectare)
Víctor Ullate Ballet