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Universal is not the same as untouchable

What interests me when I go to see a classic on stage is not its archaeological reproduction, but how it has looked the creator of today in that mirror

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Universal is not the same as untouchable

To say that classics are universal is not equivalent to saying that y are untouchable, rar opposite. Since world is world, re are some apocryphal scriptures and same myth becomes rhizome thanks to visions and reviews of different authors. What interests me when I go to see a classic on stage is not its archaeological reproduction, but how it has looked creator of today in that mirror, I put for example adaptation of Trojan of Alberto Conejero directed by Carme Portaceli.

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The purism, like private academies, have never been good friends of art. Culture is mutant. A palimpsest. It is a dream (protected by phenomenon of intertextuality) that, 143 years later ( opera of Carmen is 1875), people of a distant society continue, at best, doing offal with your works.

On or hand, from an artist's point of view, arguments that Leo Muscato wield, do not seem convincing to me. Perhaps first mistake is to be justified. In any case, I would have preferred to allege whim in Goyesco sense (a reaction of fantasy). Muscato could dream of Bizet's Carmen as Pasolini dreamt of Rosaura of life is dream in his work Calderon, why not? But he accepts ethical reasons: "Not applauding a femicide."

Anor Italian, likewise director of operas Romeo Castellucci, tells us that in art is aestics that produces ethics and warns us that we should not confuse scenic event with a "Congress of good feelings." Lately, many value judgments are emitted on works of art that appeal to edifying. Isn't this first step for a witch hunt? We cannot demand syrupy pedagogy of art, where commotion (and sometimes violence), as happened in Greek tragedy, is one that creates knowledge.

As a woman I am — scourge of violence against women has been noted this Christmas in Spain in a fierce way, accompanied by disgusting comments in media forums — and because I believe in a cross-border feminism, transformer, transgender, I also think that perhaps it is time, beyond facing resilience of classics or repertoire, to write here and now to wring neck of patriarchy.

María Velasco is a playwright and PhD in Audiovisual communication.

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