Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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18MASDANZA Winners


The  pieces  that received an award in the 18th. Edition of  The International Contemporary Dance Festival of The Canary Islands, are:

JURY PRIZE SOLO CONTEST

HIGHLIGHT OF DECLINE (15’)

Tokyo, Japan

Created and Performed by> Miwa Okuno

Original Music> Fujishiro Yohei

Decline. Resistance. Seen as mere objects…the phenomena of ‘decay’ and ‘death’ of natural objects, including humans. They may seem cruel, but considering their real meaning,  I feel they are beautiful: Rotten fruit, aged skin, crumbling buildings…They are essential phenomena to keep Earth going. Just as the sun sets and rises again, the next generations are created by accepting them. This work expresses mankind’s greatest contradiction between the desire for eternity in human hearts, and the reality that impermanent materials created by humans bring death to ourselves.

JURY PRIZE CHOREOGRAPHY CONTEST

fETCH (15’)

Madrid, Spain

Created and Performed by> Mar Rodríguez Valverde, Begoña Quiñones.

Music> You Mean More To Me Than Any Scientific Truth (Ben Frost & Daniel Bjarnason), Take Time, The Future Wouldn’t Be That Nice (The Books).

Music Editing> Miguel Bellas

Costumes> Begoña Quiñones & Mar Rodríguez

Lighting Design> Irene Cantero

Sometimes we doubt about who we are, the things we do, the choices we make…maybe it might be easier to understand that nothing is complete, that we are not alone and that balance is inevitably unstable.

AUDIENCE PRIZE SOLO CONTEST

RED FIELDS (10’)

Tel Aviv, Israel

Created by> Sharon Vazanna

Performer> Ravid Abarbanel

Music> Chorus of the Hebew Slaves – Nabuco (Giuseppe Verdi) – Je Veux Vivre (Waltz Song) – Romeo & Juliet (Charles Gounod)

Costumes> Nir Benita

Lighting Design> Shahar Werachson

The encounter of a woman with the social and public spheres. In order to feel a part of them she needs to prepare herself and put on her social, cultured image. The exposure of this particular aspect of her existence pushes aside her instinctual and so called uncivilized side. The tension between these two parts of her soul grows. Which of the two sides will win? Or is this a daily struggle she needs to live with day after day?

AUDIENCE PRIZE CHOREOGRAPHY CONTEST

HAY UN NO SÉ QUÉ NO SÉ DÓNDE (14’)

Berlin, Germany

Created and Performed by> Elisabetta Lauro, César Augusto Cuenca Torres

Music> Pájaros (Gustavo Santaolalla), We Insist (Zoe Keating), Puzzlewood (Bark Cat Bark)

…The journey of two human beings who, linked and led by an overwhelming sense of loss, choose to abandon certainty for uncertainty with the will to discover and be discovered. The first step, unstable and unsure, gains courage, grows and is transformed. The fragility of the body becomes action that howls, silence becomes a question…Once we have gone beyond the darkness in the eyes of the unknowing, when we begin to see things in a different light, we arrive to the the conclusion that maybe sometimes it is necessary to get lost in order to find oneself .

BEST PERFORMER

TURN OF THE DAWN (15’)

Seoul, South Korea

Created by> Hyunjin Jung

Performers> Seunghae Kim, Hyunjin Jung

Music> Nocturene 2, Nocturne 19, Nocturne 21 (Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin)

Costumes> Fitbow

Lighting Design> Ryu Bakki

Management> Yewon Chu

Based on Park Min Gyu’s novel ‘The Door of Morning’, where he deals with life issues of this generation through the perspective of death and birth…he uses ‘morning’ and ‘door’ as symbols for despair and hope…’When it’s time to open the first door of tomorrow, I go to sleep, regardless of the type or color of life…I soak my body in the bathtub filled with water and I lay still…I feel the buoyancy, like a fish…But I feel like going back to sleep…When I am running with sweat running down my throat, I begin to draw a bath…My body is gradually exposed and I send myself into the door of another today. If I walk out the door something that becomes my buoyancy would be waiting for me…’ “.

SPECIAL  MENTION BY THE JURY  IN THE SOLO CONTEST

QUI, ORA (15’)

Prato – Tuscany, Italy

Created and Performed by> Claudia Catarzi

Original Music> Long Day (Spartaco Cortesi)

Additional Music> Streets of Laredo (Johnny Cash)

I have removed everything, put everything aside…I have tried to bring everything back to the essential, to the bare minimum…I have found a body, my own, as the most suitable means to execute this journey…the desire to connect with a part of ourselves which we seldom reach, a part that exists in everyone but is rarely accessed…’survival instinct’…’natural dialogue’ with information sourced from the environment…the animal part of our existence…incited by stimuli…instinctive intelligence, hardly ever linked to rationality…not to act but to react…knowing when to seize the moment is a similar act to being a conqueror…only at the end, looking back, I recognize my experience.

SPECIAL  MENTION BY THE JURY  IN THE CHOREOGRAPHY CONTEST

HAY UN NO SÉ QUÉ NO SÉ DÓNDE (14’)

Berlin, Germany

Created and Performed by> Elisabetta Lauro, César Augusto Cuenca Torres

Music> Pájaros (Gustavo Santaolalla), We Insist (Zoe Keating), Puzzlewood (Bark Cat Bark)

…The journey of two human beings who, linked and led by an overwhelming sense of loss, choose to abandon certainty for uncertainty with the will to discover and be discovered. The first step, unstable and unsure, gains courage, grows and is transformed. The fragility of the body becomes action that howls, silence becomes a question…Once we have gone beyond the darkness in the eyes of the unknowing, when we begin to see things in a different light, we arrive to the the conclusion that maybe sometimes it is necessary to get lost in order to find oneself .