The MASDANZA SHOWCASE programme brings the public closer to the artists and creators. The proposals take place in intimate and unconventional spaces, thus creating a closer experience between the spectator and the artist.
MASDANZA SHOWCASE 2023
THURSDAY 12 & FRIDAY 13 OCT / MATA CASTLE / 20,00 h
FLORES NEGRAS (12’)
Lanzarote (Canary Islands), Spain
Created & Performed by > ACERINA H. TOLEDO
Original Music > Alejandro Aguilar.
Costumes > Esteban Cedrés.
«‘Flores negras’ nace de ese espacio propio que habla, lugar de un jardín poco discreto donde difícilmente s“ ‘Black Flowers’ is born from that personal space that speaks, a place of an indiscreet garden where it is difficult to find a greater concentration of exuberance. It is private and unique in each being. A nod to that nature we cannot tame. A plot we keep or discover, enduring the exercise of human pride and arrogance in wanting to dominate… but nature always breaks through and ultimately soothes. ‘Black Flowers’ emerges from a refuge, healing without being armor. Seeking splendor and decline, reaching for a truth».
Created by > MICHELA PRIULI
Performed by > Barbara Allegrezza & Nicolò Castagni
Original Music > Debussy “L’après midi d’un faune”
«If we were to stop and listen to the work of the roots, who could sleep? In all possible declinations of the word ‘roots’, a connection is intimately evoked between two or more elements, and multiple meanings are evoked: from rooting oneself to a place, to the relationship between the interior and the exterior, to knowing one’s own origins, nourishment, and connection with Mother Earth. The performance precisely delves into the inherent dynamics of this word and finds its origin in the demand to delve deep into things, to know, to question, to relate, and to stop running away from one’s own roots. Through the relationship between the two protagonists and archetypes of the story, their two bodies come together in intimate contact and deep listening in order to support and grow with each other. They will trust each other in each other’s arms and perform the most terrifying ‘dance’ in the world: the act of loving».
Blanes (Catalonia), Spain
Created & Performed by > Arnau Pérez de la Fuente
Original Music > Toromecánico & Casanovas.
With the support of > Contemporary Cultural Center Conde Duque & La Gomera Choreography Center.
«In music, a single is a vinyl format used for commercial distribution, which contained the hit song or songs from an LP. That uniqueness has been emphasized and the term has been established as a personal showcase, highlighting individuality in the ‘mainstream’. We have become accustomed to associating success or achievement with individuality, establishing ourselves in a development that stems from self and personal pursuit. Right now, we are surrounded by people, but aren’t we alone?».
Created by > Fairul Zahid
Performed by > Evangeline Koo & Tay Mei Xuan Jocelyn
Music > ATBOs “Soul of My Soul” (Feat. Jieun Han)
“This choreography attempts to review the current status of Malay women in Peninsular Malaysia by examining the impact of Islamic revivalism and industrialization on the Malay family, kinship, and marriage system. It elucidates how religious reform and automation have had similar effects in increasing gender differences, paternalism, and misogyny, shifting the rule of bilaterality in the direction of patriarchy and considerably undermining the status of Malay women in both traditional and modern society”.
- Winner MASDANZA Award, Yokohama Dance Collection 2022. Yokohama, Japan.
SAUDADE DE TI (13’)
Created & Performed by > CECILIA BARTOLINO & CARLOS ALLER
Music > Vladimir Horowitz “Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 Pathetique”.
«In ‘Saudade de Ti’ we are finding and recreating a path that dives into nostalgia to heal. It’s frequently associated with ‘deterioration of old age’, but it can appear at any stage of life. It’s mediated by hormones, neurotransmitters, and cognitive processes. Saudade is the burning desire to go back to the past, live the life we once had. We want experiences, places, things, people, and even ourselves to go back to what once was».