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Chorus Perpetuus (2001)

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Chorus Perpetuus is a reflection on freedom, collectivity, and the necessity for responsible action. DanzAbierta sings and winds itself through Gershwin, Mozart, Pergolesi, and Simons, interrupting itself as one or another of the dancers breaks out of formation, fails to stay in tune or steps into individual action. To the repeated question ¿Por qué te vas? (Why are you leaving?), this choreographic work explores the tight places between the individual and the collective, their effects and perils, and their complex ethical and political implications. Chorus is the last work Boán created in Cuba before moving to the U.S. to complete an MFA program. The work continued to tour for many years throughout Europe and Latin America to enthusiastic audience and critical reception.


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Web cuaderno about DanzAbierta, Boán's Havana-based company.

Critical essay about Chorus Perpetuus by Vivian Taberas in Conjunto, Nº 124, En-Ab 2002, pp. 58-61.

Review of Chorus Perpetuus by Omar Valiño in La Jiribilla 

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  • Título: Chorus Perpetuus (2001)
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duração: 01:38:17
  • Data da performance: 2001
  • Lugar: Premiere: Teatro Mella, Havana, Cuba. 2001: Performed at Teatro de la Ciudad in Monterrey, Mexico, in June 2001, as part of the Second Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Memory, Atrocity and Resistance.
  • Cast/Performers: Dancers: Julio Cesar Manfugas Foster, Marilyn Castillo Laffita, Urialya Hernandez Bancada, Jose Antonio Hevia Carrero, Odwen Beovides Gonzales, Grettel Montes De Oca Valdés.
  • Credits: Choreography and Direction: Marianela Boán. Producer: Alejandro Aguilar.

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