Decadere (2009)

Decadere Decadere Photo: Marianela Boán

Decadere is the final work in Boán's American Trilogy. It continues the choreographer's explorations of the interactions between virtual and fleshy bodies, using the stage as her laboratory. Boán describes Decadere as "the dance of the crisis of the capitalist system." In the work, she cites two earlier works: Fast Food and El pez de la torre nada en el asfalto, which were both responses to the economic and political crisis in Cuba in the 1990s.

From the program notes:

  • from Latin: to decay

  • 1. to decline in excellence, prosperity and health.

  • 2. a gradual falling into an inferior condition.

  • 3. decline in or loss of strength, health and intellect.


Additional Links

Interview with Marianela Boán about Decadere with the Live Arts/ Philadelphia Fringe Festival, 2010.

Conversation with Marianela Boán about Decadere with Dominican journalist Camilo Venegas.

Additional Info

  • Title: Decadere (2009)
  • Holdings: photo gallery
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: 2009
  • Location: Premier: Casa del Teatro, Santiago, Dominican Republic.
  • Type-Format: dance
  • Cast: Dancers: Bethany Formica, Carolina del Hierro, Marcelo Rueda, Scott McPheeters.
  • Credits: Choreography: Marianela Boán with the collaboration of the interpreters. Composer and Musician: Jason Carr. Costume design: Marianela Boán.
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