ECDISIS, ACCIONES PARA MUDAR DE PIEL. (Fondart Regional 2020), is a creative investigation, in that from the perspective of contemporary world -mundoebio, it establishes analogies between the metamorphosis (transformation) and ecdisis processes (change of the exoskeleton) that some living beings perform Non -humans to grow, with social transformation processes. Research about the phenomenan of that gives rise to various creations as chapters: SUBVERTIR (alive choreography performance) premiere May 2022. Teatro Parque Cultural de Valparaíso. DES.CUBRIRNOS (alive experience performance) premiere november 2021. Teatro Montelaegre, Valparaíso. RE.CONOCERNOS (site specific performance for educative contexts). premiere november 2021. Colegio Murialdo, Valparaíso. ESCUCHARNOS (videoDance. 2021) ATRAVESAR (video performance 2021) LICUAR (videoDance. 2021)
Our proposal is in permanent mutation and in their creative methodology includes the idea to mutate their own format, reading the singular relation with different contexts, and their societies as part of it. To their deep focus needs to be in touch whit the “difference” to update their form and be in dialog with contemporary issues. Have the chance to collaborate or be seen in other sites is a fundamental food. On the other hand, our company is one of the few independent groups of such a long career outside the capital of Chile. We would like to share our creations with other communities.
ARTISTIC COMPAÑY Mundomoebio
CORREDOR DANZA VALPARAISO
Corredor Danza Valparaíso was born in 2018 to participate in the Tanzmesse fair. After that great experience, it generates links and co-production networks for the circulation and exhibition of works with leading companies in the USA such as Heidi Duckler Dance Theater (2019) and Bodyart (2022) who also co-created a video dance work with its choreographer Leslie Scott. They are currently in the process of co-producing the Valparaiso Dance Corridor Tour in the USA (New Orleans and Seattle) for the year 2023. They have participated in the two meetings of Conexión Hemisferio held in Madrid, Spain and to date they are linked to the Plataforma Iberoamericana de Danza participating in the International Diploma of Strategic Thinking for the management and impact of dance in today’s society held in September 2021.
To promote networks that have been created precisely at the Tanzmesse fair. To support Work Cooperatives in the Performing Arts and Dance sector. Because the works are by women, creators and professionals who activate and mobilize the dance sector in the city of Valparaíso, Chile.
PROJECT Cooperativa Corredor Danza Valparaíso
Indio Pavez A tribute to folklorist Héctor “Indio” Pavez, a key figure of the New Chilean Song. Indio Pavez is a dance, music and folklore piece based on the life and work of the national singer Héctor Pavez, one of the most outstanding artists of the New Chilean Song. A story that invites us to reflect on the concepts of folklore, legacy and memory on the biography of their interpreters: children, grandchildren and friends of the Pavez family. They all created together a network of materials where historical, musical and social events of Héctor Pavez Casanova’s life are revealed. Indio Pavez was a folklorist and collector born in Santiago, Chile, regarded as one of the most prominent voices of the so-called “Nueva Canción Chilena” (1960-1970), a movement and genre of Chilean music that was inspired by traditional peasant and urban popular culture, resulting in protest songs: songs like weapons. He was part of a generation that determinedly worked on the concretion and defense of the Popular Unity government and, in his exile, he participated tirelessly for the end of the dictatorship and the return to democracy.
It is a contemporary dance work that interwines the cultural and political history of Chile and the biography of his performers, under the gaze of the body, from where other languages such as text, music, and folk dance. In this sense it is a contribution to dance language since it works in relation to the archive, biodrama and memory. Also it views of dance from its expressions, whether traditional culture or folklore, modern or contemporary dance, and dance as a biographical expression. It is a bridge in time, in the conceptions and redefinitions of dance. It is a work that talks about the identity of our country Chile and, on the one hand, it can make an identity known to the world from a sensitive perspective that can then be found in other identities, where the tradition and the artistic legacy of the peoples are relieved.
ARTISTIC COMPANY Danza en Cruz Company
Immersive Catharsis Pseudónimo Company of Contemporary Art presents a corporal/performative research around the concept of “catharsis” alongside the immersive experience of a lighting -sound installation. How to situate oneself to the tragic becoming of history and existence? How to inhabit the convulsive and vertiginous present? How to look at the uncertain future? The work risks an answer: a permanent state of catharsis. The piece is an invitation to imbue oneself with the strength and power of a vitalizing rite, a circular space arranged for sweat, protest, intoxication and hope, a time for collective trance with bodies thrown into existence, embracing the risk of living, committed, willing to feed their internal fire to the last consequences. The work presents bodies that resist and insist, evoking the impetus to confront tragedy by affirming life.
Immersive Catharsis it is a work of performing arts that integrates contemporary dance, performance and the use of technology on stage, thus constituting a unique artistic language that manages to stimulate and transmit energy and vitality to the spectator. The staging unfolds a bodily investigation developed around the concept of “catharsis” together with the immersive experience of a lighting and sound installation. Immersive Catharsis aims to affirm and celebrate life, a perspective that we consider essential to make visible and promote in these times of crisis and uncertainty that the world is facing. In this way, the theme addressed transcends times and territories, which allows the work to be appreciated and invites dialogue with the diversity of perspectives and contexts that meet at the Tanzmesse NRW. Pseudónimo Company of Contemporary Art, in its 6 years of experience, it has managed to position itself as a artistic company with its own creative research, sharing a work that gives accounts of creativity, professionalism and an excellent quality of Latin American contemporary dance.
ARTISTIC COMPANY Pseudónimo
Fasma is a dance solo that traverses through a series of scenic variations. Each variation presents a transformation of the body and materiality via experiments in light, space and sound. Our work is inspired by the essay Fasmas by Georges Didí Huberman, whose essays on the nature of apparition question conventional means for (re) presentation of the body in art and culture. Fasma is the result of an interdisciplinary research process exploring how to present expanded thresholds of corporality through theatre design, light, sound, dramaturgy and a solo moving body. To developed this work our creative team work through an extended collaborative improvisation processes and collectively undertook unconventional routes to develop choreographic and design vocabulary, including practices such as past-life regression, mindfulness, meditation and Kundalini yogic breathing exercises. Through a modular structure, and with a non-linear dramaturgy that runs through different sensory, imaginary moments and modes of physical presentation, Fasma is an experience that happens in the singular plane of each spectator’s perception and visual field, as the sense of distance and proximity, light and dark, body and space, falling and rising merge and twist.
The work that I develop emerges from extended research and creation proceses made with a colective of experienced artists, with whom I have a long term creative collaboration. Our works are developed through a comprehensive collaborative and interdisciplinary processes, pushing in depth the possibilities of crossing bundaries between disciplines in the outcome. Expanding the methods in which we create dance work. Because to be included in this portafolio also makes you to be part of an specific Performing Arts Community which represents the work we do in Iberoamerica.
ARTIST Macarena Campbell
The contemporary dance work Vagina by the En/Puja collective addresses the physical, historical, and symbolic mutations of a controversial body plagued by euphemisms in culture. In this choreography, where multiple disciplines and media come together, the vagina is understood beyond its anatomical function by unfolding as a flexible universe where women’s sexualities are connected from gender-sex dissidence, with questions about the normalization of violences in medicine, with the pleasures of the body and the eroticism of the skin, along with bodily and porous explorations between human and animal expressions. This opening of meanings and relationships is accentuated in the work through play and interaction. There is an immersion and participation of the attendees with the different objects that are mobilized in the scenographic space (sound, light, photography, sculpture, illustrations, textiles, artifacts) which allow opening choices, sensations and conversations between the different bodies and objects. Among them, the piece “Coin Cunts” (Pussy-purse) by the artist Suzanna Scott; “Kutrichinqi por siempre” from the Salvador Allende Museum Textiles; The photographic exhibition “On the Other Side of the Skin” by Sylvana Gonzaléz Von Kunowsky; and the Illustrations of Loreto Contreras, are part of the staging and performance. The possibilities of touching the interior and the exterior, entering and leaving, constitute a small, everyday, sensory and mysterious performance. They are different stimuli where self-esteem, care and insubordination are released through the Vagina dance. (Text written by curator Soledad García Saavedra)
VAGINA installs a discourse on sexual education through contemporary dance. This makes it an unprecedented work, being able to generate a feminist pedagogical proposal with different thematic axes such as: gynecological-obstetric violence, childbirth, eroticism, diversity of bodies, by inviting us to understand the vagina beyond its anatomical functions. The work Vagina is created from interdisciplinary intersections focused on performance, dance, music and visuals. Making all these scenic disciplines coexist through choreography and performance manages to sensitize the spectators with its theme, bringing a diverse public closer, which invites new audiences to be interested and learn about contemporary dance. It is necessary to promote works that open the debate on the problems associated with violence against women and dissidence, in our case contemporary dance, due to its possibility of being able to dialogue with different interdisciplinary languages, allows us to be a channel for the visibility of these issues, contributing to advance towards a conscious, respectful and taboo-free society.
ART COLLECTIVE En/Puja
Compañía Oxymoro is a contemporary dance company that emerges in Santiago de Chile in early 2021. We are dedicated to the development of a movement technique, artistic creations, the realization of safe spaces for learning through mutual exchange, and to International Engagement. Our work has been performed in Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Greece and Germany.
Compañía Oxymoro develops a holistic artistic creation, that attend to different areas in culture and arts. 2. Their link to national and international organizations: The Company has links to organizations, Festivals and Companies of different kind in some Countries of Ibero-America that are all linked to each other . Through Festival Kinissis they plan to contribute and to improve the possibilities of artistic exchange in Ibero-American countries. 3. Their trajectory and possibilities of promoting the Chilean art in the Ibero-American scene: In their short career they have already presented their work in Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico. Promoting Chilean art in some parts of the Ibero-American territory and inspiring other companies and organizations to contribute to artistic exchange.
ART COLLECTIVE Compañía Oxymoro
HAMMAM // NOSOTRES
HAMMAM (2021) explores the ‘bath’ as a collective phenomenon of purge, regeneration and social healing practice to rub the boundaries between the intimate and the public. HAMMAM researches the potentialities of water vapour and sound in affecting bodies and environments. This is a transdisciplinary project that generates intersections between dance, sound art, performance and writing, developing pieces in various formats, such as sound capsules, an editorial publication, a dance performance, body practices and instalations. www.estoesunhammam.com
NOSOTRES (2012) Project that investigates the concepts of gender and sex, questioning the naturalization of their uses through the circulation of power in a relationship of three bodies and their multiple configurations, celebrating gender and sexuality as a potentiality, as a dynamic process and experiment in continuous reinvention. The piece tries to transit through floating bodies that are not fixed, non-binary, hybrid, indeterminate, with osmotic limits, and asks about plasticity, flesh and fluids, the superposition of skins that make us up, skins that resignify sex and desexualize bodies. https://vimeo.com/69086458 www.nosotres.xyz.
I believe my work has the potential and singularity to be disseminated internationally and am interested in making it circulate and open up exchange experiencies with different contexts. Because of the pandemic crisis, isolation and precarious labour artistic conditions during the last period I have the strong necessity to produce more international working opportunities. I feel part of the south and as such want to be part of a southamerican artistic community that is able to infilltrate with more agency and property within the hegemonic dance markets of the north.
ARTIST Javiera Peón-Veiga
Neuma, from the greek pneûma,
spirit´,breath´. Neuma is a dance piece that pays special attention to how an image is presented, how it unfolds and transforms in time. With intention to details, sometimes close to a photographic and sculptural perspective, it transitions between stillness and movement. Neuma takes the act of breathing as a physical practice and through the superimposition or subtraction of layers of movement and sound, it brings the image closer or further away from the idea of strangeness. From thoughts related to the structure of a solo piece and questions about which are the bodies – besides the human – that participate on the stage, the way in which they are installed and behave; the work questions what we usually identify and name as alive or dead.
Because the premiere and season of the piece at GAM in 2021 was quite successful, with the last 5 shows sold out and a very good reception from the public, quite diverse audience, not only disciplinary (an issue that sometimes happens in contemporary dance). That interest and quality of the work was also reflected in having received the award from the Chilean Art Critics Circle, for the best dance work during the year 2021, within the “New Languages” category. 2. After several years of work and research, today we have a piece – created by a long-standing team, which has outstanding professionals in the performing arts and a delicate and interesting work, especially in relation to image and time, that allows various readings close to contemporary problems – which is in a propitious stage for its circulation. We are very interested in being able to show it in various contexts, and without a doubt, TANZMESSE is an ideal instance and platform to open ourselves to that encounter and dialogue with other spaces and geographies. 3. Nuema, in addition to being a work, is also a journey of research and creation that displayed physical, reading and writing practices; where we linked to topics such as the archive and poetry, among others. It is also necessary to think of exchange not only as the circulation of the work, but also as the possibility of sharing the production of knowledge in and around a piece. In particular Neuma. It has a long and interesting journey to share with others through workshops, talks or other formats.
ARTIST Bárbara Pinto Gimeno
ARJÉ The beginning of the universe is a staging for early childhood (from 3 years old), which invites children to witness the creation of life in the universe through dance and sound art. It is a sensory experience that reflects on the way in which sound configures matter, through a particular concert in the universe, together with a goddess who tells us the myth of the cosmic egg. The work invites early childhood and its environment to ask themselves from art, regarding our existence and the network of interactions and vibrations that our being in the universe produces. It is a staging that sensorially exposes the mysteries of creation and invites those who watch, to get to know them in the relationship of body, space and energy with the microcosm and the macrocosm.
Our work is necessary to raise urgent issues in relation to subjectivity and global warming. Our work is necessary to develop knowledge beyond visuality. The crisis of artificial intelligence lies in the fact that it is always a human who programs the machine or the algorithm, in our work we address material sensitivity, we explore the sensitive relationships between materials, everything that artificial intelligence cannot manage.
ARTISTIC COMPANY Las Cabras: Dance for early childhood
In 2014 Pita Torres with other 4 performers and a music creator threw themselves into the challenge of putting in stage affected bodies in a NON-organization state, “chaotic organization”, crossed by becomings and in constant transformation. Its process of creation and residency in PCdV (Cultural Park of Valparaíso) started in July 2016 and to date, it is a play in constant change and still unfinished, in process. The work methodology is based on improvisation and collective reflection. Accidental, is a story that develops through an incident, a tragedy that occurred outside of the usual, established, or planned. The great trigger was a real situation that remained in the memory file, an accident. Bodies produce a meeting to restore, to reconcile another body, one that is not on stage, to be with each other, to think that we are indispensables, to connect our intensities, to mold ourselves in order to generate a firm structure where there is no possibility of abandonment, only hopes, and energies that recycle forces of breath and scream in order to breathe life into what is still alive, do what you can while you can. If we distance ourselves, there is a body that dies. The idea of Resisting as a constant vibration force that operates entering the terrain of transformation and investigates the possibility of a collective body.
To make visible the contemporary dance that takes place in Valparaíso, Chile. Because I am an Artist who has ten years of experience with outstanding works within the Vanguard of our country. Because it is necessary to be able to make contact networks to circulate with international audiences.
ARTIST Pita Torres
Árbol (Tree) is a journey through the body and its silence, a political and poetic work that questions how we behave with nature. Highlighting the roots of the body as the principle of life, he challenges the destruction of nature as the main conflict for humanity.
As stated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), “To prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of the world’s ecosystems, the United Nations has declared the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030). This globally coordinated response to habitat loss and degradation will focus on developing the political will and capacity to restore the relationship between humans and nature.” For this reason, we feel the need to take part in this restoration of our creative work environment, taking every opportunity to reach as many people as possible and invite them to become aware of this situation. The serious damage to biodiversity is a fact, how informed are people about this? We believe it is important and relevant to expose this work and its content to as many viewers as possible, seeking to reach those who do not know or have not become aware of the damage of which we are all participants. We take sides from the Butoh Dance, with images that manage to touch and transport the viewer, and above all, to make them feel what they ignore every day. We seek to go to places we are not familiar with, to advance and develop in as many spaces as possible, hoping to nourish ourselves from other artists and spectators beyond our borders, strengthening collaborative networks, links with other artists, and the possibility that our work can be made visible as part of the creations of Ibero-American artists.
ARTIST Álvaro Pizarro
Sheep, the stubborn memory of the wind Short film in Cine-danza format, which raises its poetics, from a language that uses the body as a dialogue and narrative element, to bring the universe and the memory of the labor movements in Magallanes at the beginning of the 20th century closer. This short film explores the landscapes of Patagonia in the extreme south of Chile, inviting a journey through images loaded with symbolism and moving bodies that wander carried by the wind
We believe that it is essential to bring the perspective of contemporary dance closer to a Latin American body, allowing it to join the same body memory. This is why we believe that our work: – Approaches a look at the contemporary dance that is generated in the southernmost territory of Latin America (Magallanes). – It allows the integration of the memory of the Magellanic body into the memory of Latin America. – Connects our work with the rest of the world, breaking with isolation and historical territorial disconnection.