Didascalia Theatre Programme
Burial of the Old Man
Ephemeral Landscape - Industrial and Urban Act 3
Burial of the Old Man | 22h00
Narciso Ferreira Avenue (Riba de Ave)
In this third and last act of Ephemeral Landscape - Industrial and Urban, Didascália Theatre joins in the Burial of the Old Man - a popular tradition in Riba d'Ave - which gathers the population every year on December 31st for a last farewell to the old year.
Before he dies, it will be necessary to write his will, mourn his body and only then bury two thousand and twenty-one for good. Therefore, the last artistic intervention of ours in Riba d'Ave will take a different format. We will build a mortuary chapel where a coffin will remain for three weeks. We invite the public to deposit in this coffin all kinds of vents, thoughts and regrets that they want to leave behind and bury together with the old year. From these contributions, we will write the final testament, which will be read after the Burial of the Old Man procession on New Year's Eve.
It is time to mourn the body and reflect on a cycle that is ending.