The TNT festival chooses humor and romanticism to combat pessimism

BarcelonaThose responsible from the tnt festival (Terrassa Noves Tendèncias) are brave. The director, Marion Betriu, assures that the present is “extremely complex and devastated”, and that it is difficult not to fall into “pessimism”. That’s why he thought up the program, which wants to be a shock for all audiences, through “the words, the music, the humor and the political power of the artists”. Among the highlights of the fifteenth edition – to be held from September 28 to October 2 – will be pieces such as the Montdedutor, which will teach how to dance a new popular dance that they have created together with a group of young people from the collective LGTBQI+ and the Terrassa music band to make Terrassa’s cultural identity “more inclusive”, as Betriu says.

The festival will include 24 shows, 15 of which will be premieres. 9 will be co-productions, six of which by resident artists of the festival. And there will also be four family shows. Humor will be a mainstay of the program, with proposals such as Júlia Barbany’s, which she will present mandatory fun, a reflection on the mechanisms of jokes that can end up having terrifying overtones. Cris Celada, from the company Pollo Campero Comidas para Llevar, will turn the idea of ​​the future upside down The future, and Cris Blanco will present Greatest Illusion, the result of the desire to make a large format show that talks about love. And Sofía Asencio and Tomàs Aragay, the Doctor Alonso Society, will present a comic monologue that draws from popular theatrical genres. Some of the most unique proposals of the festival will have words and music as protagonists, such as One night at the golden barby Alberto Cortés, “an exaggerated game of seduction” with which the artist wants to rethink what romanticism is.

An edition to support the sector

This edition of the TNT will be the first since 2019 without restrictions. The director emphasizes the need to support the Catalan sector and leaves the arrival of international shows for the 2023 edition. that they receive support, but that at the same time they are the artists who shape the scene of the future”, says Betriu. This year’s budget is 324,000 euros, about 40,000 less than in 2021. According to the Councilor for Culture of the Terrassa City Council, Rosa Boladeras, this drop in the budget is due to the increase in the price of energy, which has forced the council to reduce other expenses.


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