1 h 20'
Sala Fabià Puigserver
€11 – €32
by the Educational Programme
After the resounding success of Paisajes para no colorear, the Chilean director Marco Layera is now addressing male adolescents in a show on the patriarchy and the new masculinities.
In a world where male-led wars continue to exist, where crimes of racial hatred, LGTBIQ+PHOBIA and genoese violence are perpetrated mostly by men, where many of them continue to exercise the power to dominate and make others suffer, is where the practice of tenderness acquires a revolutionary power because it allows to inhabit other masculinities, far from this barbarity and brutality.
In La posibilidad de la ternura, a group of 7 young Chileans between the ages of 14 and 18 decide to resist the cultural mandate that imposes them to be aggressive and authoritarian through the practice of tenderness, understanding her as the energy needed to transform her manly duress into affection.
They embark on the construction of their own masculinity, facing the fear of being insulted, humiliated and marginalized, opening for the first time to the possibility of containing each other and expressing affection freely by asking an infinity of questions: How do we change if we don’t have a male role model to adopt? What stops us from showing affection, asking for affection? What are we afraid of? How much affection is lacking in the lives of men in our culture? How do we resist the cultural mandate imposed on us by aggressiveness? How do we defend tenderness? How do we make it a political practice?
Show premiered on September 14, 2023 at the Ruhrtriennale in Bochum (Germany).
José Miguel Araya Moreno
Dimitri Bueno Ferrer
Camilo Bugueño Espejo
Efraín Chaparro Pérez
Marcos Cruz Andulce
Matías Mendez González
Leftrarü Valdivia Castro
Katherine Maureira and Humberto Espinoza
Victoria Iglesias Álvarez de Araya