The origins of this show lie in a solo piece by Raquel Klein entitled 1’28, a reference to the time it takes for light to travel from the Moon to the Earth. The ability of light to alter objects and to remodel them features once again in Wu Wei, a piece for five dancers and two musicians that raises questions about time, the void and the importance of being in a place. Hence the fact that the title of this work alludes to a concept in Taoist philosophy, wu wei, which means ‘non-action’ or ‘non-doing’.
I will wait for you
The elusive nature of love is the source of inspiration for I will wait for you, an intimate piece with a sensual atmosphere for three performers. At the start, a faint, almost crepuscular, light suggests only the dancers’ bodies, which gradually draw the audience into their seductive experience. Slowly but surely, the work increases in intensity, to become a visceral, magnetic encounter.
Lo.Li.Ta / La Mort
Innocence, beauty and degradation are three of the core elements of Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov’s masterpiece, which has transcended the realm of literature to become an icon of popular culture. Even so, the painfully sensual Lo.Li.Ta created by La Taimada avoids meanings and stereotypes and instead suggests hidden sonorities and images.
This, the second long piece by Lali Ayguadé, is a physical work with a strong theatrical element. IUanMI talks of the transformation of people and groups, of every individual’s distinctive traits that make this transformation possible. It also speaks of how people behave in response to unavoidable events, of emotions revealed to others, of memory, of the passage of time, of reality and of imagination.
We launch La Quinzena Metropolitan Dance with the young talented dancers who have emerged from the classes of the Institut del Teatre, a training centre that is unique in Europe. Every year, over a thousand pupils pass through its doors, doing advanced, professional and improvement courses in dance and drama.
The opening show includes six pieces in different styles in which some 40 dancers from the Conservatori Professional de Dansa (CPD), the Conservatori Superior de Dansa (CSD) and the IT Dansa youth company will perform.
The members of the Artistic Committee of La Quinzena Metropolitan Dance are: Jordi Agelet (Badalona City Council), Marta Almirall, Francesc Casadesús and Rosa Mach (Barcelona City Council), Josep Lluís Marcè (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat City Council) and David Marín (Santa Coloma de Gramenet City Council). Pía Mazuela is in charge of executive production.
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