Songs for the bitch witch women
Why is anything we say questioned simply because we are women? From Cassandra who nobody believed to Joan of Arc burned at the stake, from Christina of Bolsena with her tongue ripped out to Ana Orantes burned alive after telling a TV show how her husband had abused her. Unfortunately, it’s not very hard to find examples of female figures who have been ridiculed, mutilated or murdered for having spoken out in a space traditionally dominated by men. There are claims that in certain cases of witch burnings, the voices of the tortured women could be heard over the noise of the fire and even after the flames had been extinguished. That strange out-of-body voice that refuses to die is the basis of an investigation into the world of the irreverent and the monstrous. Because women have always been very close to monsters.
Songs for the bitch-witch women is a stage work that straddles the line between performance, music, and theatre, stemming from the need to find an “other word”; an embodied word that resonates in our bodies, a word that recovers its primal meaning and sheds euphemisms, a language that does not follow the logic of rational thought. SFTBWW is a concert by a monster-woman who is constantly transforming, who is one and at the same time is all. An oracle that reads our insides, an attempt to dissolve the invisible line that separates the self from the other.
Idea and stage direction Mariona Naudin Lorda
Devised by María García Vera, Edi Pou, Sara Fontán, Núria Andorrà and Mariona Naudin
Performers María García Vera, Mariona Naudin and Núria Andorrà
Production Imma Bové
Dramaturgy Marc Villanueva Mir
Stage and costumes design Pau Masaló
Lighting design Ana Rovira
Photography Alessia Bombaci
Artistic advisors Sofía Asencio and Alberto Cortés
Coproduced by Fundació Joan Brossa-Centre de les Arts Lliures, Festival TNT, Espai Nyam Nyam and OSIC (Generalitat de Catalunya), supported by Teatre La Gorga de Palamós, El Graner-Mercat de les Flors, L’Animal a l’Esquena and “Si no vols pols no vinguis a l’era” Espai Nyam Nyam.