Dance has the marvellous capacity to underline the beauty or significance of the space that hosts it. In this case, the chosen space is «The Maspalomas Dunes», located in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Their 400 hectares include an excellent beach, a dune field, a palm tree forest and a brackish lagoon.
MASDANZA DUNES 2023
SATURDAY OCT 07 / THE MASPALOMAS DUNES LOOKOUT POINT / 18:00 h
A Coruña (Galicia), Spain
Created & Performed by> Armando Martén & Ana Beatriz Pérez
Original Music> Ismael Berdei
«‘Menguantes’ is a piece that delves into the temporal universe of two individuals who are aging. Bodies that traverse the path of changes where everything seems to move faster than usual, and where running may no longer be an option. Another galaxy awaits them. From a minimalist and futuristic perspective, the body is presented as an irreplaceable motor machine, gears with an expiration date, flaws in the operating system, the eternal debate between wanting and being able to, and in them, the strong desire to continue. The least they could do is to stop and contemplate the world, but what they want most is to keep walking.
When everything comes to a halt, listen to the dwindling animal, you will feel the beauty of its silence. Leaves fall like your hair. The rain is barely felt unbeknownst to us, flowers bloom. The rain continues, your hair falls, and the sparkle in your eyes remains».
EFECTO SIAM (14’)
Granada (Andalusia), Spain
COLECTIVO SIN PARAR
Created & Performed by> Lara Misó & Wilma Puentes
Original Music> Marco Colocci
«Contemporary dance performance inspired by the story of the Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker. With EFECTO SIAM we want to explore the concept of physical union between two people, as it happens with the siamese twins. To investigate, through a silent debate, the permissibility of movement with this restriction and implying the emotional side that this could entail. Communicating through kinesthetic passwords and emphasizing the inherent dependence of two human beings who came into the world within the same skin».
HUMAN 21 (11’35″)
Lleida (Catalonia), Spain
Created by > Sandra Macià
Performed by > Sandra Valls & Aleix Guillaument
Original Music > Daniel Salvador de Madariaga Charro & Iván Diez Álvarez.
«The piece Human 21 reflects on the emotional bewilderment in which we live in the face of the effects of the ‘pandemic disconnection’. Its performers start from a nightmare, enter the emotion-reason dispute in the face of uncertainty and end up giving themselves the opportunity to reinvent themselves and move forward from creative resistance. Although, the Human 21 virus ‘will prevail?’…».
Barcelona (Catalonia), Spain
BRODAS BROS & KUKAI DANTZA
Created by > Jon Maya & Lluc Fruitos
Performed by > Lluc Fruitos, Clara Pons, Ibon Huarte, Sua Enparantza
Original Music > Jean Phillipe Barrios.
Costumes > Ikerne Jiménez
«Four performers unite in a vital and energetic formation, preserving their artistic origins, in an Urban Street Dance show; in which the urban space is transformed into scenic space with the active collaboration of the audience».