FAKE YOU / Que du bonheur (?)
A declaration of love to the imperfect copy, in which the gestures are repeated and re-signified eternally generating a shanzhai ritual, and a woman moves to the beat of a metronome, repeating and transforming her everyday gestures.
The company Man Drake x Tomeu Vergès will be holding a discussion following the performance.
A declaration of love to the white label, to the imperfect copy. The white color of the staging it promises purity and neutrality, but bodies color the atmosphere with symbols. FAKE YOU is a ritual pagan shanzhai and probably useless, in which gestures and movements are eternally resigned, generating a repetition that gradually leads to the error and that ends up making visible the details that they make each body unique.
Clàudia Mirambell, a choreographer and architect, is drawn towards multidisciplinary creation through performing arts and performance art, exploring different formats that encompass body, space, visual arts and text. Her work, inspired by the potential of the absurd and of seemingly trivial details, but grounded in analysis and precision, explores mismatches, ambivalence and out-of-context moments to eradicate perceptual inertia. She works on her own creations and is also part of the Eléctrico 28 collective.
Written and directed by: Clàudia Mirambell - Composer/Musical director: Dabú - Performed by: Uxía Pérez Dios and Clàudia Mirambell Adroher - Stage design and lighting design: Sergi Cerdan - Audiovisual: Marc Costa - Costumes: Sergi Cerdan and Clàudia Mirambell - Photography: Marc Costa - Co-produced by: Dansa Metropolitana - Special thanks to: Konvent, Elena Lalucat, Carla Sisteré
Que du bonheur (?)
A woman moves to the beat of a metronome, repeating and transforming her everyday gestures. The soloist is a prisoner of an unrelenting rhythm, one imposed by society and by the image that she imposes on herself. With determination, the performer embarks on a struggle, a continuous back and forth, playing with clichés and the grotesque to the point of exhaustion. A dance that becomes a frenzied battle that will ultimately end in victory for her.
The work of Tomeu Vergès and the Man Drake company lies somewhere between dance and theatre, always taking the body as a starting point. Their shows transport the audience to a universe where there is no real story but that shows human beings trapped in an absurd surreal world.
Creator, director, composer and lighting designer: Tomeu Vergès - Performed by: Sandrine Maisonneuve - Wardrobe: Laurence Caines - Production/Support: Man Drake x Tomeu Vergès - Distribution: Magrana Escena