The Sparkle of a Black River (Destellos en un Río Negro)

by: Ikarus Stage Arts

Direction: Carolina Pizarro

Production: Ikarus Stage Arts (DK)

A girl, fascinated by her deceased grandfather’s life, finds in her childhood house a bunch of letters that soldiers and prisoners wrote to their relatives, friends, lovers… and that never reached their destination. 

She also finds the notebook of her grandmother, where she used to write the life stories of women who pretended to be men in order to do everything that was forbidden for them back then. Thus following the traces of ink and old paper she will embark on a journey through generations, going through the horrors of the Chilean dictatorship but also finding hope in the stories of those women who had the courage to challenge their destiny and their time. 

Copyright Image © Daniel Nuñes


Language: Spanish, english

Surtitles: DE/ RO/ EN

Age restriction: 12+

The project is part of the National Cultural Programme Timisoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023 and is funded by the Theatre Artistic Excellence programme, run by the Timis County Centre for Culture and Arts, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

Part of

Eurothalia European Theater Festival

Eurothalia European Theater Festival