Storni-Quiroga is an approach to, collage of, journey through and poeticization of the life and work of Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938) and Horacio Quiroga (1878-1937). The astonishing work of these two poets has a key role in South American, and particularly Argentinian, modernismo.
Alfonsina Storni (Argentina) dedicated her life to poetry, teaching and theatre, while Horacio Quiroga (Uruguay) was a more multifaceted writer, working in diverse literary genres. In Storni-Quiroga, we see these artists’ poetic work intersecting, at the same time as looking behind their veil of privacy, as the love between them was overwhelming up until Horácio Quiroga’s suicide. In fact, suicide is a sensitive topic in this performance, since they both ended their own lives, within a year, for the same reason.
Storni-Quiroga is a poem about poets and language following the poetic line of their lives, with the dialogue being poems in the form of questions and answers. It is also a recovery of these two highly important figures and a tribute to their work.