(un poema escènic) by Andreu Martínez and Magda Puig Torres resident artist Magda Puig Torres

08/05 - 26/05/24
Montjuïc. Espai Lliure

Show completed


School performances
Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30

General performances
Friday and Saturday at 20:00
Sunday at 18:00

Running time

1 h


Montjuïc. Espai Lliure


In Catalan (show with a little texts)


€7 - €32


Hearing assistance via mobile phone

Accessible Friday
17/05 relaxed session

Recommended ages

(Upper school)

Show included

El Lliure del futur

Magda Puig Torres is the resident artist this season. She and Andreu Martínez explore the concept of thauma, which means surprise and wonder, and which Aristotle considered the origin of knowledge and philosophy.

We live in a world full of answers, but with fewer and fewer questions. To be surprised is precisely that, to ask questions. In fact Aristotle considered the thauma (the astonishment) as the origin of knowledge. The surprise is that radical state of strangeness and disbelief before what surrounds us, and makes us inquire about a world that we believe to know perfectly.

Thauma is a journey through a stunned head.
It works as a poetic game in which you mix up and down, background and figure, the big and the small, creating different ways of seeing the same.
It follows the codes of the graphic novel and the theatre of objects proposes a landscape that opens, revealing its interior.
Thauma is a scenic poem focused on the ability to amaze us and stay suspended in a poetic terrain that has no finality, no conclusion, no closure.

The residence of Magda Puig Torres is mentored by the Greek stage director Dimitris Papaioannou. This support is part of the international mentoring program of the Institut Ramon Llull.

The Carlota Soldevila grants are possible thanks to the partnership with the Fundació Banc Sabadell.

Related questions...
Penumbra, by Santiago Alba Rico
Llibre de meravelles, by Ramon Llull
The Metaphysics, by Aristotle
Joan Brossa, la experimentación y la sorpresa continua, per Glòria Bordons
Joan Brossa: scenic poetry
Joan Baixas: A l'art, la poesia i ser canalla


Erol Ileri Llordella

Juan Carlos Panduro

Marina Rodríguez

Creation and direction

Andreu Martínez Costa and Magda Puig Torres


Jorge Gallardo


Víctor Peralta


Nídia Tusal


Toni Ubach


Marc Naya

Artifact engineers

Pepo Carreras and José Luís Salmerón


Oriol Escursell

Internacional mentor IRLL

Dimitris Papaioannou

Set u made by

Estudi-taller Jorba-Miró and Víctor Peralta

Objects made by

Andreu Martínez and Magda Puig

Costumes made by

Neus Regada

and the teams of

Teatre Lliure


To Nia, to the family that has made conciliation possible, to Santiago Alba Rico for his philosophical advice, to Los Automecánicos, to the Teatre Nacional for giving us such sought after lights and to all the technical and artistic team that has made this project possible.


Nilak and Teatre Lliure

Supported by

Figurteatret Nordland, Ivam Cada Alcoi, Museu de la Música and the Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya

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