¿ M.R.U.M.? is the result of life- experiences contained in the question Can You Give Me A Movement/Gift? thus generating a direct approach to people. We simply go out and ask people in the street this simple question, following different itineraries within the city, recording the given movements as gifts which are to become the origin of our choreographic creation.
Our working tool has always been based on interacting with people, thus collecting their free movements given to us as gifts combined with our own impressions about the whole thing.
The choreographic language has been greatly influenced by these life-experiences, allowing us to create a specific language based on this chaotic movements known as ¿M.R.U.M.?
Presentation on stage consists of 100 cardboard boxes, all in different sizes, thus creating a big wall. These boxes keep moving while the action takes place, giving the sense of different places and new situations. We also use Videomapping techniques on the cardboard boxes as a three-dimensional support in order to bring together on the stage dancers/performers and common people, using this video format.
¿M.R.U.M.? Can You Give Me A Movement/Gift? outlines the different interacting possibilities there are between free movements given to us as gifts by common people in the city, videoprojecting techniques, sound and Contemporary Dancing.
¿M.R.U.M.? reflects life in the city, enhancing interacting creative experiences among people, a trip into a new life- experience, a surprise, a funny game and above all, a great creative stimulus.
¿M.R.U.M.? ¿Can You Give Me A Movement/Gift? Consists of three parts:
-Laboratory of Contemporary Creation.Credits and datasheet Available
Director: Beatriz Palenzuela
Assistant director: Rafael de la Lastra
Performed by: Noelia García Baz, Rebeca García Celdrán, Rafael de la Lastra and Beatriz Palenzuela
Music: Created by Chema Palenzuela
Audiovisual: Tristana Castilla
Lighting Desing: Sergio G. Domínguez
Photography: Jesús Robisco
Length: 50 minutes
Collaborators: Artist Residency at Centro de Danza Canal, Paso a 2 Plataforma Coreográfica, Proximidad Cultural Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Distrito de Tetuán, Artist Residency at Centro Cultural Eduardo Úrculo and A.C. Gruñidos Salvajes.