This is Sirius: Cheating at Chess
Cheating at Chess = A Metaphor on Life?
Brilliant! Why get so worked up when you suspect that your online opponent is cheating? In LIFE we all cheat is some ways. We pretend. We act. We impersonate. We deceive. We lie. We manipulate.
Cheating is just part of the mask we all wear to pretend to be someone who we are not. Things are much clearer to me now. As in LIFE, not every chess cheater can be caught. The important thing is to promote fair play. It is the Bobby Fischer’s and Magnus Carlsen’s that inspire us to be our best. Not the Lance Armstrongs.
Years ago here on this blog — 2012 — I wrote a small article on a theatrical production by the Barcelona contemporary dance company SIRIUS. Entitled ”Cheating at Chess”, choreography and interpretation by Pilar Dukes Torras, Glaub da Silva y Diego Leiva.
“This 1-hour piece of contemporary dance reflects upon how the game of life interacts with the society that surrounds us. A game of chess is used as a metaphor, a game where strategy is essential.
Synopsis: Two men. Two people. Any society. Faced with their own fears and desires and with the same goal: to win one of life’s games, where the magic, the chills, the vertigo, the brief, the continuous, the short distances and the long distances, the short plays converge and the long plays.
Still with the ability to wonder, they need, they cry out for a strategy. That strategy, dressed in red, that clouds them and makes them confused with themselves,
Will they decide to use the strategy or will they strip of it to show themselves as they are?
Is there only one type of strategy or are there several? Is it convenient or not to use it?“