SEASON 2018/2019

For this Season 2018/19 four internationally acclaimed choreographers Guy Nader & Maria Campos, Jose Agudo, Lisi Estaras and Francesco Scavetta have been commissioned to work with us.

ROUTES
Guy Nader & Maria Campos

This new piece by Guy Nader and Maria Campos is based on a vocabulary based on repetition pattern work, weight and group work, and characterized by high precision in time and space.

Her minimalist approach to dealing with these elemental concepts draws our attention to a deep analysis of body mechanics and the anatomy of collaboration between multiple bodies in action. The work of GN | MC focuses on group-dynamic constellations that are based on the complicity of each individual and, by constantly networking with the others, create a unique mass of bodies that gravity defies incessantly.

"All I know of which I am not thinking"
Francesco Scavetta

This new piece by Guy Nader and Maria Campos is based on a vocabulary based on repetition pattern work, weight and group work, and characterized by high precision in time and space.

Her minimalist approach to dealing with these elemental concepts draws our attention to a deep analysis of body mechanics and the anatomy of collaboration between multiple bodies in action. The work of GN | MC focuses on group-dynamic constellations that are based on the complicity of each individual and, by constantly networking with the others, create a unique mass of bodies that gravity defies incessantly.

No Human No Cry!
Lisi Estaras

Lisi Estaras questions complex issues of our era through her signature dance vocabulary, and presents a grim reality of emotional impact with astonishing expressiveness. Lisi’s choreography finds balance between fragility, uncertainty and hope within the context of contemporary dance performance.

She creates landscapes and atmospheres with a particular sensation and gives space to the audience to include their imagination. The performers intertwine personal stories, memories and life experiences. Even our worst experiences gain a certain nostalgic glow over time because they made and shaped us and explain who and what we are.  Lisi combines her and performers’ practices in a multidisciplinary narration and questions social and political engagement, personal growth, and the power of the individual within a group. How do individuals interact, behave and change according to the circumstances. 

Music plays an essential role in her work. She creates special soundscapes made of sublime symphonies in contrast with sounds recognised from everyday life, nature and human voice.  In each piece Lisi creates a new universe.

BHAJ - to belong to
Josè Agudo

Bhaj is a search for belonging. Departing from personal stories that become universal. It’s about dealing with our attachment to the flesh, to the space, to ideas, to other people, to a country, to a family.A journey of transformation. Connecting with the power of ritualistic movement to ascend into a trance. Moving and reaching out allowing us to examine our own lives and the way we live.

 The Sanskrit word bhakti is derived from the root bhaj, which means "divide, share, partake, participate, to belong to". The word also means "attachment, devotion to, fondness for, homage, faith or love, worship, piety to something as a spiritual, religious principle or means of salvation". The Sanskrit noun bhakti is derived from the verb bhaj, meaning broadly “to share, to possess,” and occupies a semantic field that embraces the notions of “belonging”.