">Name: Spanish theatre group, Els Joglars, imprisoned by military
Artist: Els Joglars, a Spanish theater group classified as mime artists.|
Confronting Bodies: Spanish army officials
Date of Action: 1977
Specific Location: Spain
Description of Artwork: The play, "La tourna" is about the execution by strangulation of an unknown Pole named Heinz Chez. It is not heavy on realism and all the actors other than Cez wear masks, but it does make a parallel to the recent execution of an anarchist in Barcelona. The programme even mentions this and claims that both these executions had political aim. In addition, "La tourna" displays the military very unflatteringly. The generals are drunk, the Civil Guards are roosters, and the executioners are handicapped.
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