Spanish Federation of Dance Companies Network

AIR, however strange it may sound, takes place in a lift.

 

On a good day, two neighbourswho hardly know each other get stuck in a lift when descending to street level from their flats in a big city high-rise. Faced with the unfamiliar situation of confined space and the slow worsening of air quality, their worry and uncertainty set in. At first, the two neighbours attempt to calm each other by inhaling and exhaling the air. Initially in a hurried manner, but steadilythey manage to calm down from taking deep breaths of air.

 

Having overcome the initialshock, they open their minds, and, as if following the air escaping through the small grills of the lift, they undertake a fanciful journey. From the stratosphere to forests, over lakes and seas, they fly towards the big city where the air is as dull and contaminated as its citizens. Most of them, however, are totally oblivious to it, not having time to even question their own happiness.

 

Nonetheless, the adventure of this strange trip, whether real or not, leaves an indelible mark on our protagonists.They come out changed, with new and much clearer ideas on how to live life than they had before getting into the lift.

Credits and datasheet
Premiered: 17/11/2019 / Available

Idea, Directed and Choreographied by: Daniela Merlo & Juan de Torres

Performers on stage: Rubi Hindle & Mado Dallery

Performers on film: Beatriz de Paz, ThaoHellemans & Daniela Merlo

3D Multimedia Design and Realization: Carlos Lucas

Original Music: Mauricio Corretje

Ilustrations: Pura Narváez & Marcos Polo

Costume Design and Realization: Matías Zanotti

Lighting Design: Lia Alves

Set elements: Ana Minerva

Lighting technician: Daniel Alcazar (Cía de La Luz)

Photography: Pedro Arnay

Recording and promo video editing: Jorge Barriuso

Management: Lizbeth Pérez

General Production and Direction: Juan de Torres