Bailar o Lo salvaje / PANORAMA
Bailar o Lo salvaje is a tribute to the Jota of La Pradera, an investigation through dance of the impact of folklore on a contemporary body.
PANORAMA is a dance solo that takes this question to extremes with a mixture of fantasy, sense of humour and a touch of hope. What does the future have in store for the human body?
Bailar o Lo salvaje
This work arises from the need to understand the origins of the Jota, wondering whether dancing corresponds to an innate need to move in an unproductive way. It investigates the origins of popular dances, and how they have been and still are cut through by the historical, political and social context. The result is a sequence of movement and choreography that reflects all the information compiled.
Lara Brown is an artist focusing on the field of the Living Arts and performance, who develops her work based on the analysis of the idea of identity, the body and its transformation as an artistic support and a generator of ideas. She was the artist in residence at the Graner Centre de Creació de Dansa i Arts Vives in 2021 with the project El Movimiento Involuntario and was part of the creative residencies of La Caldera, 2019, and of the programme Arar and the cycle Corpografías#6.
From the Greek pân (all) and hórama (view), the word ‘panorama’ was popularized by the Irish painter Robert Baker (1787) to describe his circular paintings. In his paintings of wide-open landscapes the painter generates an immersive experience that invites contemplation and, consequently, reflection. What is our place in this landscape? In the same way, Raquel Gualtero proposes for us entering a contemplative state in which, through her body, we move through different imaginaries that we find strangely familiar. The whole piece is full of recognizable gestures that through their repetition become infinite choreographies. The dancer’s body is the centre of this landscape. A place traversed by a voice that belongs to us and which transforms the moulds we have built. This place in the landscape may be a strange, inhospitable and unexpected place; but it is without doubt a longed-for place.
Raquel Gualtero, a contemporary dance graduate at the Theater School / Higher School of Arts in Amsterdam, was awarded a grant at the danceWEB of the ImPulsTanz festival in Vienna. As a dancer she has worked internationally in companies like Scottish Dance Theatre, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre or Romeo Castellucci. And in Spain, with directors like Àngels Margarit, Àlex Rigola and Pere Faura. In 2005 she made her debit as an author with Blanco, which was part of the well-known ITs International Theater School Festival. Her work Persona won the 2011 Injuve Award for Young Creation. She has now begun a new collaboration with Raquel Klein, in La rebelión de las aburridas. With Panorama, she ends a trilogy ends that began in 2019 with Amaro, and Orama in 2021, which can also be seen in the festival.