PABLO FIDALGO LAREO – You will go to the war that begins today

CCL – Centro Cultural de Lagos
Fri 23 OCT, 21h30

A mi querido hermano Manolo, con la añoranza de los años y la distancia.

This handwritten dedication in an origami handbook entitled Papirozoo, which Pablo Fidalgo Lareo finds on a bookshelf at home, is the beginning of Habrás de ir a la guerra que empieza hoy (You’ll go to the war that begins today).
The beginning of a reconstruction process of the history of his family and the history of Spain. The beginning of an encounter with the fascinating figure of his great-uncle Giordano Lareo: imprisoned during the civil war, exiled after escaping execution, teacher, translator, treasurer of the Republic in exile, inventor of a sofa-bed and author of the first origami handbook in Argentina.
Giordano is brought to life in a performance that is both a first meeting and the last dance. Argentina, the land of exile, becomes the place where we prepare for war, safeguard our ideas, and train our eyes to adjust to the infinite landscape that will accompany us to the end.

Direction and text: Pablo Fidalgo Lareo
Performer: Cláudio da Silva
Light design: José Álvaro Correia
Sound space: Coolgate
Technician: Nuno Figueira
Artistic support and production: Amalia Area
Artistic counselling: Cláudia Dias
Production an touring: Carla Nobre Sousa / Materiais Diversos
Co-production: Teatro Municipal Maria Matos (LX), Festival TNT (Terrassa), Festival BAD (Bilbao), Festival de Otoño a Primavera (Madrid)
Supported by: Espaço Alkantara (LX), Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo (MARCO)
Presented in Portugal with the support of: Mostra Espanha 2015

Pablo Fidalgo Lareo (Vigo, 1984) is a writer, theatremaker, and independent curator.
His poetry has been published in La educación física (2010), La retirada (winner of the 2012 Injuve Prize), and Mis padres: Romeo y Julieta (2013). An anthology of his poetry, Contra mí vivíamos mejor, was published in Argentina in 2014. He has presented his work in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguai. He has recently created O estado selvaxe (2013) and was comissioned to write a theatre text for teenagers, as part of the project PANOS. He directs the performing arts programme at MARCO (Vigo) and is artistic director of Festival Escenas do Cambio in Santiago de Compostela. He lives in Lisbon.