Written, directed and text by: Àngel Duran - Original soundtrack: Joan Borràs - Performed by: Yeinner Chicas and Àngel Duran - Dramaturgical advice: Roberto Fratini - Set design: Adrià Pinar - Video: Pep Duran - Costumes: Paula Ventura - Lighting design: Xavi Moreno - Photography: Mark Adamson - Executive producer: ELCLIMAMOLA - Distribution: Fani Benages - Co-produced by: Dansa Metropolitana - Support: SóLODOS en Danza, Nantai Costa Rica, l’Estruch Sabadell, Teatre Cirvianum, Teatre Ateneu de Cara, Teatre Sagarra, TLS Vic, Roca Umbert Fàbrica de creació, INAEM - Special thanks to: Roberto Fratini, Laura Alcalá, Mon Muntada, Erik Jiménez, Maruxa Salas, María Ganzaráin, Nantai Costa Rica, Elean Del Sol, family and friends
An energetic duo about masculine construction. A deconstruction of contemporary virile behaviour, acclaimed by some and questioned by many.
Questioning the impositions of contemporary masculinity and how men are pressured to prove their virility in public is at the heart of COWARDS. A duo that combines dance and theatre and addresses the sociocultural burden established in the denial of what is different. It is a piece that invites reflection on cowardice as dishonour, and how men, to avoid showing their fragility, are unable to express their doubts and fears.
Àngel Duran, who holds degrees in dance from the SEAD in Salzburg, Austria, and in Art and Design from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, has worked for several European companies and choreographers. Since 2018, Duran has been working on his most personal creative project with ÀNGEL DURAN Performing Arts, a company with which he has won several international awards. His work is focused on exploring the human condition through an examination of body language, with a clear commitment to the new dramaturgy. Influenced by philosophy and theatre, Duran’s work is a journey through the poetry of movement and emotional expression which aims to connect with the audience and invite them into personal imaginary. In COWARDS, he collaborates with Nicaraguan choreographer Yeinner Chicas, where his work stands out for the research and dialogue between folkloric origins and the contemporary scene.