Ping Pang Qiu

text by Angélica Liddell

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Angélica Liddell

Madrid - Seoul - Shanghai

"Ping Pang Qiu" is published by Les Solitaires Intempestifs.
Ping Pang Qiu © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon


“In the beginning, I just wanted to tell a love story.” To do so, Angélica Liddell, sits around a ping pong table, in the company of Lola Jiménez, Fabián Augusto Gómez Bohórquez and Sindo Puche, who had already accompanied her in her preceding creation: “Cursed be the man who trusts in men”: an Alphabet Project. Ping pong, in which Chinese players excel, is a sport subject to strict rules and those who practice it must observe a rigorous discipline. You also need discipline to learn the Chinese language, as did Angélica Liddell, who places it today at the heart of her play: “A colossal task to support despair.” In this show, the theme is love, but a contradictory love: that of Orpheus for Eurydice whose death, through love, he is responsible for a second time; for Angélica Liddell that death of China, governed by a regime that contradicts any quest for beauty and freedom. “That's why I talk about my love for China, because the more you love China, the sadder you feel, because China doesn't exist, China is the destruction of China;” In China, Angélica Liddell feels so foreign, so alone, that she finds a certain peace there, a paradoxical freedom. Because Ping Pang Qiu is also the fruit of another apprenticeship: that of solitude. CV


text, direction, scenography and costumes
Angélica Liddell
lighting Carlos Marquerie
sound Antonio Navarro

with Fabián Augusto Gómez Bohórquez, Lola Jiménez, Angélica Liddell, Sindo Puche and the dog Kyra


production Atra Bilis Teatro / Iaquinandi S.L.
coproduction Comédie de Valence Centre dramatique national Drôme-Ardèche, Festival Temporada Alta 2012
with the support of Communauté de Madrid and INAEM du Ministère espagnol de l'Éducation, de la Culture et du Sport

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