Madrid theatre festival to stage Houellebecq work

26th June 2006, Comments 0 comments

MADRID, June 26, 2006 (AFP) - A novel by the controversial French author Michel Houellebecq is to be presented in adapted dramatic form at this autumn's Madrid festival, the organisers said Monday.

MADRID, June 26, 2006 (AFP) - A novel by the controversial French author Michel Houellebecq is to be presented in adapted dramatic form at this autumn's Madrid festival, the organisers said Monday.

'Plateforme', criticised for its background of the sex tourism industry in Thailand and its anti-Islamic tone, will be staged by the Teatre Romea of the Spanish director Calixto Bieito.

Laurie Anderson, Peter Brook, Lee Breuer, Pina Bausch and Raul Ruiz are among participants in the festival, which will run from October 11 to November 9.

Dance, music and drama will be provided by 37 shows coming from Argentina, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and the United States.

Under the direction of Ariel Goldenberg, the Argentinian director of the Theatre National de Chaillot at Paris, this 13th Madrid autumn festival aims to be an "avant-garde and crossbred" showcase of the art of the spectacle, the organisers said.

It will start with a show 'The End of the Moon', in which Laurie Anderson of the United States will marry electronic music and the violin.

Peter Brook, the British director established in Paris at the Bouffes du Nord theatre, will put on South African playwright Athol Fugard's 'Sizwe Banzi Is Dead', a political piece dealing with the life of an illegal migrant in apartheid-era South Africa.

The Chilean filmmaker based in France Raul Ruiz will direct 'Infamante Electra' by Benjamin Galemiri.

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