The main objetive of the DANCE IN OPEN SPACES programme is to bring Contemporary Dance closer to the public using unconventional spaces with the participation of local and national companies, performing in new spaces and with a greater interrelation with the public.
This Section of the Festival presents Spanish contemporary dance companies from the ACIELOABIERTO Festivals Network, performing along other guest companies.
DANCE IN OPEN SPACES 2023
FRIDAY OCT 06 / ANNEX TO THE MUSIC SQUARE / 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».
TUESDAY OCT 17 / SANTA ANA SQUARE / 20,00 h
ROJO, ROJO VERDE (12’)
Created by > Ana F. Melero, Javier de la Asunción & Jerónimo Ruiz
Performed by> Laura García, Javier de la Asunción & Daniel Fernández
Music > Xique Xique “1542”; (((O))) “Infintro”; Die Antwoord “Cookie Thumper”.
With the support of > Eduardo Úrculo Choreographic Center, María de Ávila Higher Conservatory of Dance, Nave Del Duende and María Pagés Choreographic Center.
«Rojo, Rojo, Verde explores from a comic and absurd point of view the coexistence of the human being, from the mechanized and robotic being to the tender and funny being. This contemporary dance piece investigates, through movement, the balance between individualism and support between individuals as a key to continue inflating the balloon in which we live, a balloon that is becoming less green to be more red. Three people, a common space and not so common interests Are we talking about a community? In it, we explore the relationships and behaviors of the people who share space in our society».
Badajoz (Extremadura) – Granada (Andalusia), Spain
Created & Performed by > CHEY JURADO & JAVITO MARIO
Music > Nicolas Jaar “Mud”; Kali Malone “Spectacle of Ritual”.
«The human being has lost his identity by wishing to find it outside, from here is born the wandering in an eternal cycle, composed of sandcastles and labyrinths of illusions called Samsara, where the exit of this and the encounter of oneself will come from the acceptance and the end of the internal duality between the observer and the observed».
Created by > Albert Hernández
Performed by > Irene Tena & Andrea Antó
Music > Silvia Pérez Cruz “Loca”
«‘Loca’ shows the ecstasy of two bodies that feed each other in the pure desire to free themselves. Intensity, listening, strength, force, vigor, compassion, is what the encounter of these two bodies communicating through Spanish contemporary dance».
EL BAILE DE LA ZURDA (15’)
Barcelona (Catalonia), Spain
Created by > Edward Tamayo
Performed by > Edward Tamayo, Johann Pérez, Aina Lanas & Valentina Azzati
Original Music > Alejandra Dutra.
«In the context of a bar, a cantina or a verbena, we find several characters in succession, each in a situation of vulnerability, marginality and suffering. But despite these isolated scenes, the party goes on, the bar is still full of people and life does not stop. These individual characters – the ‘drunk’, the bereaved, the suitors, the widow, etc. – embody the sorrows we all carry inside, which dissolve in the drink and the company of others. With El Baile de la Zurda`´, LaCerda sets out to investigate the vital impulse that moves every body that dances to the rhythm of music. To investigate the nature of dance as movement, but also as a festive meeting space, dance as a paradigm of collectivity».