Todo el cielo sobre la tierra (El síndrome de Wendy)
All the Sky above the Earth (The Wendy Syndrome)
Guest Production of the Atra Bilis Teatro (Spain)
by Angélica Liddell
In J. M. Barrie’s famous story of »Peter Pan«, the boy who never wants to grow up takes the girl Wendy and her brothers to the island of Neverland. In »All the Sky Above the Earth (The Wendy Syndrome)« Peter Pan travels with the grown up »Wendy« Angélica Liddell to the Norwegian island of Utøya where Anders Breivic shot dead 69 young people aged between 16 and 26. The thought of being left torments her, yet she is always alone, regardless of whether she is travelling to Utøya or wandering through Shanghai. Peter Pan, the eternal parentless child, and Wendy have something in common: they both abhor mothers. Wendy can see no value in bringing children into the world, even if that’s what society expects of her. Far away from mothers and traditional families, Liddell turns the stage into an island and populates it with Red Indians, crocodiles, musicians, children who never want to grow up and old people who never want to stop dancing. They all share one thing: the dread of losing youth and beauty.
Production: Iaquinandi, S.L. | Co-production: Wiener Festwochen, Festival d’Avignon, Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Festival d’Automne à Paris, deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Le-Parvis Scène Nationale Tarbes Pyrénées | In cooperation with: Teatros del Canal (Madrid), Tanzquartier (Vienna) | Supported by: Comunidad de Madrid y Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte – INAEM. | Thanks to: Centro Cultural Coreano en España, Biblioteca Miguel de Cervantes – Consulado de España en Shanghai, Mariano Arias, Inocencio Arias and Manuela Burns.
Text, Direction, Set Design and Costume Design: Angélica Liddell
Duration: ca. 145 minutes