segunda-feira, 15 novembro 2010 16:32

Chorus Perpetuus (2001)

There is no translation available.

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.

Additional Links

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 

segunda-feira, 15 novembro 2010 13:14

Voyeur (2007)

Voyeur é a segunda obra da American Trilogyde Boán. Ela dá continuidade à exploração, iniciada com a obra False Testimony, odas possibilidades e complexidades das interações entre imagens de vídeo e o corpo. Nesta permutação, Boán dá à audiência o poder de "capturar" as imagens do performer, permitindo que eles filmem a performance de locais situados na periferia do palco.

Do programa:

In an act of voyeurism, the audience films in real time the intimate life of a couple, complete with all of their boredom, paranoia and aggressiveness. Will the monotone perfection of domestic life in America drive them to desperate acts against themselves and the world?

Outros Links

Video de Voyeur e mais informaçõe no webiste da artista

terça-feira, 13 julho 2010 17:11

Encarnado (2005)

There is no translation available.

In 2003, Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças was invited by CEASM, the Centre for Study and Social Action at the Favela da Maré, for a residency at the Maré Culture House. Favela da Maré is one of the largest complexes of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, with a population of over 130,000. The initial material for this production was a series of questions: Is it possible to identify with those who suffer? How are we affected by our own pains? What are the things that really count in our lives? How can we break borders and recreate a common territory? How can dance interfere, or even exist, in the context of a reality as tragic as Brazil's? encarnado was created in the space of the favela keeping an open door policy, so that members of the community could watch rehearsals, and the dancers could interact with the community. The assumption was that the body, in contact with a new space, produces a new way of moving, of thinking, of generating new forms of organization.