Two In Red, the brothers who associate art with activism, always highlighting LGTBIQ+ needs and struggles, now an essential part of Madrid’s nightlife, present their new project which they describe as “sensory immersion where spectators have the impression of being in an unusual bunker” called Arca Lunar. And the fact is that this show, created […]
Two In Red, the brothers who associate art with activism, always highlighting LGTBIQ+ needs and struggles, now an essential part of Madrid’s nightlife, present their new project which they describe as “sensory immersion where spectators have the impression of being in an unusual bunker” called Arca Lunar.
And the fact is that this show, created principally exclusively for Axel Hotel Madrid was launched just days before Easter Week in the Sky Bar of the hotel and has been sold out every week to date. But what is Arca Lunar exactly and how did it come about? And what surprises await us after its undeniable success? Axel Hotels brings you all the details first following an interview with the cast.
- Axel Hotels – What is Arca Lunar or how would you define it?
Two In Red – Arca Lunar is a variety show concept that is completely different from what people are used to seeing. It is a spaceship that picks up beings from each planet to avoid their extinction and its last stop is earth. In this visit from outer space, the people who come to see us are abducted by a very special cast in which each member corresponds to a specific planet of the 8 that make up our solar system, with their specific peculiarities and characteristics or skills.
- AH – What is Arca Lunar to you?
TR – To us, Arca Lunar is our baby. It’s the first project we have done on this scale where we have had to use all our knowledge in the fields we master and also those we don’t because we have taken care of absolutely everything, from the production to the directing, advertising and marketing work, including all the artwork (be it wardrobe, graphic design, posters, etc.). It has been a real challenge.
- AH – How did the project come about and what did you expect from it?
TR – We wanted to create a space where everyone had a place, regardless of their origin, gender, sexual orientation, etc., where each person’s differences are celebrated and above all, a place where people could go to have a good time and escape from the outside world, albeit for a few hours.
We also want to add that this idea arose from observing that we were surrounded by friends and close acquaintances with heaps of talent and that there were no places where they could perform freely and in a more structured way. We are artists and as such we know what it means to have free reign when it comes to creating and we wanted to give the people we work with this opportunity.
Continuing on from what we were saying before, what we hoped to achieve with this project was just to enjoy, test ourselves and see what we were capable of (because it was the first time we had dared to attempt a production on this scale), and be able to exploit our knowledge and explore our artistic interests.
- AH – Has the public’s response met your expectations?
TR – Not only met them but exceeded them. We trusted blindly in what we were creating, but you’re often not aware of the impact it will have until you put it out there and it’s true that the response has been off the charts. Sometimes it’s hard to be objective with works of this type and when you see people celebrating the art, talent and work behind it all, that’s very satisfying.
- AH – Bearing in mind that it’s been sold out since it started at Axel Hotel Madrid, have you thought about creating other similar projects in the future or will you set yourselves different challenges?
TR – The truth is we have. We have learnt so much from this experience and above all, we have seen what we are capable of, and that encourages us to continue to grow… in fact, we are already working on other similar projects.
- AH – What would you say to people who have not yet had the pleasure of enjoying Arca Lunar?
TR – We would tell them that Arca Lunar is a very elusive spaceship and that not every day do you have the chance to be abducted.
Tickets will soon be on sale for a couple of “Pride Special” events we will be doing in Madrid plus the tour around different Axel Hotels destinations in Spain and after that, we will be back in Madrid in September with Arca Lunar 2.0. So when you have the chance and want a completely different experience, don’t hesitate to come and visit us.
Nobody can be blasé about this interview, a show with a very diverse ideology where apart from having fun, the goal is to make the public feel at home, wherever they come from.
And the fact is that it originally took place at the Axel Hotel Madrid’s Bala Perdida Club and thanks to the success of the public’s response, there will be a Pride Special and after that, the show will tour the different Axel Hotels in Spain… It’s a chance for all of us to move to a different space, but hold on tight cos the spaceship makes some sharp turns… although it will return to its base in the Bala Perdida Club in the Axel Hotel Madrid from September with Arca Lunar 2.0.