A performance by Rosa Casado (AKA Mr. Pink) and Belén Cueto (AKA Mr. Black).

 

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Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?

(Henry David Thoreau)

 

 

 

 

A party for bad people is a performance that reconciles ourselves with our in a rogue, through a celebration of our capacity to unmask and accept our reality as it is. It is a party for people who have, at some time, misbehaved. For people who have disregarded rules. For those who have kept something that was not theirs, or taken something from someone else. For those who have left bars without paying, or have pretended to be someone important in order to get into somewhere. A party for people who, in one way or another, have taken advantage of their position or superiority.

A party for bad people is simply that: a party for people who knowingly misbehave and own up to it, for people who do not falsely assume a position of correctness but are able to admit to the reality of their behaviour and acknowledge it publicly.

A party for bad people is my first collaboration with artist Belén Cueto. It is a simple, inclusive and spontaneous work that proposes a social situation where it becomes clear that what is really happening is primarily us, here and now. The humor and transitory immediacy of the piece are key to its proposal, and through them it posits a fiction that playfully triggers both individual and collective reevaluations – inviting us to put aside our assumption and artifice to question the social reality in which we live, and of which we are each actively part.

A party for bad people is also a direct and self-contained work that needs no technical infrastructure or support. This performance is made with pizza, beer, music and above all, the audience. Everyone who comes to the performance is invited to the party, but only those willing to recognise and celebrate a part misdemeanour can ultimately enter.

 


With the support of Teatro Pradillo.