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Inside the Skeleton of the Whale


Variation over "Before the Law" by Franz Kafka
(1996)

Inside the Skeleton of the Whale

 

Variations over Before the Law by Franz Kafka


Kafka's short story Before the Law tells of a man from the country who, out of subjection and obedience, does not dare to pass through the Door of the Law.

Into this theme the performance weaves metaphysical and nihilistic urges, subterranean plots and black apocryphal versions of the Holy Books. Despair disguises itself as hope, and spiritual extremism assumes an appearance of mocking scepticism. The public space of the theatre turns into a paradoxical space of shared solitude.

 

The title refers to a verse of the Gospel according to Matthew: Our evil and adulterous generation demands a sign. But no sign will be given to us, except for the sign of Jonas.

 

 

Actors: Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Elena Floris, Donald KittTage Larsen, Carolina Pizarro,  Iben Nagel RasmussenJulia VarleyFrans Winther

Directed by: Eugenio Barba

 

 

Above text in other languages

 

Dansk: I HVALENS SKELET - Ovenstående tekst på dansk
Espanol: EN EL ESQUELETO DE LA BALLENA - El texto anterior en español

Français: DANS LE SQUELETTE DE LA BALEINE - Le texte ci-dessus en français

Italiano: NELLO SCHELETRO DELLA BALENA - Il testo di cui sopra in italiano

 

Press - Articles & Reviews

» TLC - Toute la Culture, 13.03.2016 (Paris, France)

 

 

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Countries and Places

 

2017

 

 

2016: Denmark (Holstebro, Nykøbing Mors); France (Paris); Norway (Oslo)

2015: Denmark (Farum, Holstebro)

2014: Denmark (Holstebro, Århus); Venezuela (Caracas)

2013: China (Wuzhen); Denmark (Holstebro); Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

2012Denmark (Roskilde, Holstebro)

2011: Colombia

2010: Romania

2008: Mexico, Peru

2007: Denmark, Malta, Italy

2005: Croatia, Great Britain, Italy, Poland

2004: Hong Kong R.O.C., Italy

 

 

International Festivals

 

VIII Festival de Teatro de Cali, Colombia (2011)

SITF - Sibiu International Theatre Festival 17th edition, Romania (2010)

Malta Arts Festival in Valletta, Malta (2007)

Zagreb World Theatre Festival, Croatia (2005)

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