In this section we present the program of the XXV Edition of the Choreographic Contest, which will be held at the Theater of the Maspalomas Cultural Center, on Friday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Created by: Fabian Thomé
Performed by: Javier Monzón & Fabian Thomé
Original Music: Miguel Marín Pavón ‘‘Moi-Je“
Costumes: Jan-Jan Van Essche
Lighting Design: Gloria Montesinos
“The idea we have of ourselves is not that of a living cell organism, but something else. We are a mental (or psychological) construction of abstract concepts that results in what we call I, or Ego. An Ego that is observed, is reflected and materialized in the gaze of the other. An external look that makes us a mirror and is essential to evolve in life, but that in imbalance with our own internal listening results in an unbalanced, distorted and fragile evolution. Looking inside leaves us in a vacuum of listening, without distraction and in harmony. It is in the right balance of attention towards what comes from outside and indicates what exists in us; and listening to oneself without external distractions, where a complete knowledge of us as a Whole Being is ensured”.
ODE TO PHANES (10’)
Created by: Alma Edelstein
Performed by: Melissa Kieffer & Susanna Yliskosky
Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson “Heptapod B”, Max Cooper “Order from Chaos”.
“This piece is inspired by the archetypal symbology from diverse ancient myths. It especially focuses on those that deliver a message about the cycle of life and death such as the Orphic Phanes, who hatched from the “cosmic-egg” as a hermaphrodite deity giving birth to the universe. “Ode To Phanes” draws from this narrative to create a metaphorical atmosphere that speaks about universal dynamics like duality, oneness, and communion. Offering a corporeal experience of one of the most healing, but long lost memories that all humans retain at an unconscious level which is being fully endowed, fully gifted, and undivided while resting peacefully in the motherly womb”.
UN POCO DE NADIE (15‘)
Madrid & Tenerife, Spain
Created by: Carmen Fumero Alfonso & Miguel Zomas Ballabriga
Performed by: Indalecio Séura García, Carmen Fumero Alfonso & Miguel Zomas Ballabriga
Original Music: Iván Cebrián ‘‘Un Poco de Nadie“
Costumes: Carmen Fumero
Lighting Design: Alfredo Díez Umpiérrez
‘‘A bit of no one tells the story of any of us, it talks about attempting and failing, about the anonymous and being no one. Because once there was a nobody who tried, and did it“.
OUT OF THE BLUE (12‘)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Created & Performed by: Danielle Huyghe & Alexandra Verschuuren
Original Music: Guillem Góngora Moral ‘‘Out of the Blue“
Costumes: Lia Van Ettekoven.
Lighting Design: Alexandra Verschuuren, Danielle Huyghe, Guillem Gongora Moral
“Out of the blue, a creation by Strange Strangers, revolves around the reality of dreams. Danielle and Alexandra explore their reality by using the anxiety one can feel within a dream as an entry point for their creation. During the piece, they transmit the uncertainty and difficulty they have in facing the unknown. This is achieved by researching the REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement) and how this stage affects their experience. By doing so, the audience joins them in their journey of intensity and rest, letting everyone be taken by their unconsciousness. Through conveying this experience, Danielle and Alexandra bring awareness on how we deal with confronting reality”.
HITO. 人 (14’)
Created & Performed by: Chey Jurado & Akira Yoshida
Original Music: Mountains Made of Steam “A Silver Mt. Zion”
Costumes & Lighting Design: Chey Jurado & Akira Yoshida
“Two people payin attention to what resembles them, looking for something; something they already have but not for that reason losing the pleasure of looking for it, living and feeding the emotion that is born from their nexus from the simple to the simply complex … search until they lose the north, and there, find again: the journey between people (Hito)”.
THE HOST (11’30”)
Created by: Brian Scalini
Performed by: Brian Scalini & Teresa Pereira
Music: Black Elk “Sketch VI_II”, Olafur Arnalds “.og lengra”, Alessandro Cortini “Scappa”
Costumes & Lighting Design: Brian Scalini
“THE HOST is based on a relationship between two people united by costumes, languages and complicity. This comfortable equilibrium is altered by an external force, something they cannot touch or identify. Curiosity pushes them out of their comfort zone. The desire for something new triggers different reactions, impulses and fears, something they never experienced before. From that moment, nothing will be the same. The desire to re-establish unity, leads the host and the parasite to adapt to each other like in a symbiosis”.
* The programme could be subject to change depending on the considerations of the health authorities in relation to COVID 19.