April 17, 2014
Forever Young: a lively ode to spirit of days gone by
For The Herald
Forever Young premiered in Oslo, Norway, in 2010 as Evig Ung, and soon turned into a hit. The Catalonian company Tricicle happened to be on tour in Norway and went to see the work in a sold out house. They were fascinated, even if they didn’t speak the language. And, the following year, they presented it in Spain. With the same success it has known in Argentina, where it was nominated for the most important of awards, several of which it actually won. After all, in 2050 many of us will be old, so it is important not to forget the rebellious spirit of youth, to keep the lust for life and enjoy every day. Forever Young offers songs known by many with a humour that is universal. Let us grow old singing, dancing and laughing, wisely, say the members of Tricicle.
Forever Young has many genuine merits as a work in itself, but it has it has a fair share of laudable traits of its own, beginning with the adaptations made by many Catalonian and local hands: director Daniel Casablanca’s firm control of a complicated staging, Elizabeth de Chapeaurouge’s outstanding choreography, María Oswald’s adaptation of the set, Gaby Golfman’s musical knowhow and the hilarious performances of Walter Canella, Christian Giménez, Melania Lenoir, Andrea Lovera, Mariela Passeri, Germán Tripel and Pablo Bronzini make for a praise-worthy stage jewel.
Where and when
Metropolitan Citi, Corrientes 1343. Wednesdays at 9pm, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 10.30pm. Tickets from 180 pesos.