Three female dancers and their mothers share the stage in a show that focuses on how women’s bodies are looked at within a play on the theatrical code and the mother-daughter relationship with Chekhov’s The Three Sisters.
This show speaks to us about the mother-daughter relationship, focusing on points of reference and women’s bodies, in this case those of the dancers of Los Detectives and those of their mothers, with whom they share the stage. The work is interwoven with layers of references. On one hand, feminist artists of the seventies like Hannah Wilke, Pauline Oliveros and Yvonne Rainer. And on the other, the text of Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, which speaks to us about of the impossibility of realization, and allows us to talk about our own frustration.
Los Detectives are Mariona Naudin, Maria Garcia Vera, Marina Colomina and Laia Cabrera. The company, formed in 2016 in Barcelona, develops projects investigating “the feminine” and the possibilities of the stage; questioning the limits of both to generate a language of their own. Each of them comes from fields ranging from anthropology to film, fine arts and biology; they use their interests to expand the language of performance and go beyond it towards a more plastic view of the body, which is fed by thorough research work, interpreting references from the field of the humanities, film and art, taking “the theatrical” to a personal offstage.
Friday 18 March: Postfunction session by company and artist Marc Villanueva Mir.
Friday 25 March: Postfunction session by company and Novaveu member.