Una Imagen Interior

In this latest piece by El Conde de Torrefiel, the onstage protagonists exist within the framework of an ever-changing, malleable scenography. The latter is in keeping with the unstable reality it seeks to bear witness to. A response to the formatted images which assail us, the piece plunges us into the heart of the imagination. 


Five actors and actresses inhabit a cavern entirely made of plastic. This natural feature is turned into something artificial, or false, comprised of an array of different elements, and can be constantly modified. It prompts us to ask ourselves questions about the meaning of the word reality, in relation to “humanity and its tendency to want to break free from nature”. Indeed, reality is not as solid, stable and unalterable as we expect. It is neither “made of stone, nor is it as dense as an ocean. It is neither mountain, nor volcano”. On the contrary, it is liable to transform itself or shatter at any moment, in the face of a war, a pandemic, or a natural catastrophe. At the rear of this plastic cavern, similar to that of Plato, the real and the fictional battle it out. Una imagen interior (An Interior Image) recounts a falling down, but not of the kind which is governed by the unquestionable laws of gravity. This piece is about a descent into the heart of an imaginary image, which is both fragile and threatening at the same time 


Design and creation, El Conde de Torrefiel

Creative and performance collaboration: Gloria March Chulvi, Julian Hackenberg, Mauro Molina, David Mallols, Anaïs Doménech, Carmen Collado

Staging and stage work, Tanya Beyeler, Pablo Gisbert

Text, Pablo Gisbert

Translation, Marion Cousin (french), Nika Blazer (english)

Stage design, Maria Alejandre, Estel Cristià

Lights, Manoly Rubio García

Sound, Rebecca Praga, Uriel Ireland

Building of the set,  Los Reyes del Mambo, Isaac Torres, Miguel Pellejero

Sculpture, Mireia Donat Melús

Robot creation, José Brotons Plà

Technical direction et coordination, Isaac Torres

Sound and video manager, Uriel Ireland

Light manager on tour, Roberto Baldinelli, Guillem Bonfill, Isaac Torres, Uriel Ireland

Administration and production, Haizea Arrizabalaga


Produced by Cielo Drive SL

Broadcast by Caravan Production

Co-produced by Wiener Festwochen; Festival d’Avignon; Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels); Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Conde Duque (Madrid); Festival Grec (Barcelona); Teatro Piemonte Europa / Festival delle colline Torinesi (Turin); Le Grütli – Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts vivants (Geneva); Points communs, Nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise; La Villette (Paris); Festival d’Automne à Paris 

With support from ICEC – Generalitat de Catalunya; TEM Teatre Musical de Valencia; Centro Párraga (Murcia) 

Co-directed by La Villette (Paris); Festival d’Automne à Paris for productions at La Villette (Paris)