Performance dance dedicated to the memories of social leaders in resistance to their oblivion. Antonia is an investigation that starts from the possibility of creating inquiries and reflections, which have to do especially with issues that lead towards the meeting of processes led by women in terms of national historical context; from context, reality, and intimacy. We seek to open gaps that lead us to contribute to the construction and transformation of environments, leading us to participate in a concrete reflection on the construction of society. In addition, the meaning of the term territory is then reconsidered not only as the space to which one belongs and on which one lives, but also as a location of it is granted -the body of the individual-. In the present, they continue to be the bodies of bio women, girls, trans women, and those who recognize and build themselves from other femininities, on whom all those memories of hatred and forgetfulness fall, which seem from another era but that are as prevailing as the testimonies of these bodies. Puesta de danza performance dedicada a las memorias de lideresas sociales en resistencia a su olvido.
We are a work team with a creative research approach, based on Latin American femininity and sexual and gender dissidence. We want to tell the world our ideas about Latin American socio-cultural constructions, through multidisciplinary art. We seek to expand our processes, based on artistic exchange with other agents of the multidisciplinary scenic ecosystem.
ARTISTIC COMPAÑY Pájara Pinta Danza
BRYOPHYLLUM is a science fiction piece that talks about the end of humankind and the evolution of a new species hybridized with mushrooms and plants and much more connected to nature. The story is presented thru contemporary dance and physical theater, accompanied by a music band with a quarter of strings and a flute. The stage is presented with a larval scenography that is mutated thru video mapping and changes in the setting of the stage. It is one of the most experimental works in a big format ever presented in the biggest and most traditional theaters of Colombia with excellent critics.
We cross boundaries and communicate between arts without fear, thinking the stage dance as an interdisciplinary art so it comes to life with its original music and visuals in a collaborative process that feeds back the creation from every point. We mix science, technology, and arts in every creation. The artists that work with LaMultiverse are some of the best in Colombia and around, making every work with high artistic quality.
ARTISTIC COMPAÑY LAMULTIVERSE
The creations of our works are due to a research work on the Colombian culture, considering the Latin American ethnic groups, the meeting between the American and European cultures, the settlement of the African in the middle, the problem of recycling in Latin America, the popular expressions that are manifested in carnival parties and others, the popular poetics of Bolero, magical realism in Latin American literature, multimedia, the problem of the war in Colombia, issues about minority groups such as Afro-descendants and LGTBI, the classics of universal art and relevant historical events.
Precursor of contemporary dance in the city of Medellin. Colombia.
One of the pioneers of contemporary dance in Colombia and Latin America. Ambassadors of Colombian dance to the world.
With the company, we have carried out for 32 consecutive years, an exhaustive work of research, creation, teaching, dissemination, and promotion of Colombian contemporary dance.
ARTIST Peter Palacio
ITHAK@S SEARCHING FOR UTOPIAS // AMOR PURO // BLACK ICE
Ithak@s gives us an idea of the future, it speaks of our deepest longings, of our ability to move as a collective and as individuals, of our ability to adapt and change, but above all of our ability to follow our hearts. These longed-for lands could be concrete or imagined, real or utopian, or perhaps already passed places. Combining dance, embodiment, video and science within an immersive ambient, the choreography Ithak@s is a contemporary reflection on the setting out towards new horizons.
AMOR PURO, is a contemporary dance piece that talks about a reality of the South of the American continent: the disappeared. Inspired by the mothers of young people who have been murdered by state agencies at different times, in countries such as Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Chile, among others. It is a work permeated by the mothers’ gaze and their capacity for transformation, resilience and struggle, where both the diversity and the depth of the tragedy are expressed. AMOR PURO, emerges as a cry, a plea for knowledge, a prayer for justice. Pure love transforms, builds, adds up, consolidates a collective voice, a voice of mothers who march in circles infinitely following the same steps, repeating over and over again the same situations, the same memories in search of truth and the images that built life with their children.
Black ice. The material of the distopia. At the same time that the Sahara Desert is expanding, the Arctic ice is melting. At the same time that someone is dreaming of a birthday song, a revolution is breaking out in another place. Everything that seems far away reflects our own history. How many people and how many animals have humans already exterminated? We are slow to understand that empathy is essential not only for the preservation of our species, but also for all others. Black Ice makes the tragedy visible in the reflection on the dystopian. Fragility Seasons. Video dance. Video dance developed within the master of choreography at HZT Berlin-Germany. It is a work where the states of fragility are investigated. It takes as a starting point the isolation, to go gradually into the perception of personal and global fragility. It is a first encounter with the language of the video, which has a very intimate tone.
I am an emerging choreographer, with experience in creation in different social, political, and economic contexts. I have traveled and cooperated with some institutions and I have obtained certain achievements through these years. I have learned a lot along the way, a lot from collaboration. From co-production and circulation with friends, institutions and networks of artists of different types, countries, and qualities. I believe in the process of building art as a collective and I have grown thanks to the collaboration and networks that are woven around the creations. Particularly in Berlin, it has been very interesting the creation of a multidisciplinary, multicultural collective (The Edge) that bets on art as a way and means of expression. I have come to Germany to do my master’s degree in choreography and in the middle of my postgraduate training, I have found a new family of creation with which we have been growing step by step and with which we want to continue weaving networks to build, circulate and create bridges between Germany, Colombia, Ibero-America, among others. I think I have the qualities and the work to be part of this selection. This will be a nice opportunity to continue opening roads, to connect not only with my country of origin (Colombia) but with this one where I have been trained at postgraduate level in the last two years and of course with others who are participants in the Tanzmesse. I think I can represent my country very well. Besides, I would like to be part of this selection, not only for myself and my work as a choreographer, but also to have the opportunity to open doors for my collaborators in other places in Latin America and Europe. Thanks to art I have been able to talk about very politically sensitive issues, I have been able to create for and with victims of violence. So for me it is very important not only to talk about my interests. I believe that if I keep moving a piece like Amor Puro (choreography) it is because it has a message that transcends borders, casts and times. I feel partly responsible for continuing to build society. So it not only represents me, but many people directly or indirectly. This seems to me a very important reason to continue opening doors of circulation for her.
ARTISTIC COMPANY Javier Blanco – The Edge Art company
CAROLINA RAMIREZ ESCOBAR- MULTIMEDIA DANCER
Carolina Ramirez Escobar. Her work as a performer consists of the construction of body figures of great plasticity, and also of great difficulty, but carried out with great grace, transforming spaces and redefining virtuosity in dance to achieve images that speak of strength and, in turn, of the fragility of the human being, of the ability to overcome difficulties with grace, and rethink the concept that is commonly held about fear and danger by exhalting the present, the power of nature. The energy of the cosmos drives and guides her Movements. They, who in turn seek perfection, symbolize their desire to perfect themselves as a human being day after day, find the meaning of living, and transmit a message full of joy and optimism.
In a sick society where Contemporary Dance has become a scene of catharsis and denunciation in the face of so much social decomposition, there are Artists who, despite experiencing pain, injustice and the wide menu of difficulties and disappointments that life offers day after day. day so generously, we resort to the universal power of nature so that our proposal is a healing and hope-generating tool. The aesthetics of beauty and poetry are increasingly undervalued, but there are still those of us who believe in color and joy as a tool for strength. Ibero-American programmers go to France or other European countries to learn about the latest trends in Dance to carry out their curatorships, as if they had to tell us how to dance… Colonizing formulas continue to exist in Contemporary Dance. I think that the great value of my proposal is that it is an authentic language, which emerges from the formulas and definitions of what Contemporary Dance is to articulate various body disciplines, also with video art, to obtain through extremely disciplined work , consecrated and worthy of being called Dance, a result that puts on the scene a body in extreme conditions, moving with fluidity, harmony, precision, and a lot of grace appealing to the force of nature to thank our human condition that makes us sensitive and makes them capable of generating color and joy, despite all the obstacles; Quite a Latin American phenomenon, and even Ibero-American. Worthy of being represented through Contemporary Dance. It seems that the words “Resilience”, “Resistance”, “conflict” were almost requirements to speak of a dramaturgy, as if this were not implicit in the act of creating a message that is transmitted through dance, for which It takes real courage and a sense of purpose. Why can’t “Biodiversity” “Natural Force” “Music” “Rhythm” and “Color” be the words that identify the Contemporary Danza in Latin America? My message is to awaken the sensitive dimension of the human being through the great mystical power of sacred plants and animals of power, but with great choreographic elaboration, worthy of being called Dance. And I don’t think that this intention makes my proposal superficial or lacking in dramaturgy, on the contrary, it is full of Courage, valor, and sense of purpose. And it is dance. A Dance that does not need to take refuge in theatricalities or be translated through any text. A Dance that speaks for itself in a non-verbal language and that arises as a need to manifest itself in order to better understand myself as a human being and the way in which I coexist with everyone in this society. What generates in others the optical perception of a carefully elaborated body movement?
UNA VIDA IMPROVISADA// LA ZORRA // SAPO
Una vida improvisada. Today life is a constant improvisation. The dance represents that carousel of things that happen to us, which is why this work narrates how that carousel of things comes to a standstill. Garbage, relationships, emotions, ideas, everything is the result of chance. It seems as if in this theater of the absurd the only sane thing is the bodies that denounce said improvisation. The improvisation that is seen in what is hidden in the black garbage bags (it has not been known for years what they can hide); improvisation in our reduced rectangular worlds, where the screens of the television, the computer, the mobile phone, condition us and imprison us until we drown and become neurotic and paranoid, hence the confinement in a blind cube; and improvisation in our affective, emotional, ideological and political relationships, which ultimately leave us lying on the ground with no more air than the last one that escapes from our lungs.
La Zorra is the sorra of the “Latinos”; it is in all these countries, that it carries from “here to there” what is no longer useful to make it useful again. With the work that is given to the sorra, despite having been identified with dirt, poverty, crime, the underworld, and begging, it is that the world is being saved, because recycling has served to reduce the problem of pollution, which these consumer societies have left behind. Ultimately, these people have differences and similarities, which identify those from here and those from there; they move very similarly, although they are also different, they listen to music, which unites them in the difference, and they travel and work like many of those who travel here and there, to manage to subsist in the need and emotional emptiness that these societies of consumption.
Sapo He leaves home, and goes to a party to party and to appear (report); On leaving, his mother holds him back and asks him not to go out, because she dreamed they killed him, but Toad ignores him and leaves. On the way he sees the woman of his life dancing in the shadows that leads him to meet her colleagues; As he passes by the field, he sees the little tadpoles playing “toad, toad, toad”, they are all there: the old woman from the plaza, the hitman, the fleeing victim, shouting toad, toad. At the end of the street of the frogs, there is La Rata, a corrupt politician who is addressing the masses, to whom he presents the Democratic Security proposal; cheers go, cheers come, and people are ecstatic with him. Meanwhile, the toad passes by, and does not pay much attention, he knows that he is going to sap. A few steps away you can hear the music; It is the dance given by the Rat, people dance, eat, and sing, suddenly the ESMAD falls on them, and he takes them all out with a bolillo and water jets and tears gas. And amid the dispersion and the brawl, the toad bumps into the Ducks, some thugs who kill him for being a toad.
We are an independent collective of contemporary dance, that explores social and aesthetic issues. We work with dance as a way to understand and live contemporary experiences. We want to open our point of view around contemporary dance in the world.
ARTISTIC COMPANY QboRueda Danza Contemporánea
H2O is an hydric journey through the experiences and memories of David, Haike and Zamir who, as characters of themselves, will find in the water the environment, the place, the rhythm and the vehicle to travel among their shadows, their stories and motional states with the aim of continuing their vital quest.
Inclusive dance piece – Inclusive circus piece – Ecofriendly.
ARTISTIC COMPAÑY Cacatúa