Spanish Federation of Dance Companies Network

This new Metamorphosis Dance project shows the public the pillars on which the creative process of the artists’ tandem is sustained. It is a contemporary dance show that approaches the couple’s creative instruments with the help of the visual artist Danilo Moroni. An artistic “nude” in which you can read the guidelines of the choreographic language of Metamorphosis Dance. To do this, the piece oscillates between different intensities of movement, which gradually materialize in the body of both artists.

What are the things that the public cannot normally see? How does a dancer’s imagination work during an improvisation? How do we breathe? The nude arises in response to many questions that are normally beyond the viewer’s perception. In the words of Ansa and Bacovich, “we were interested in investigating how a show can be perceived from another point of view.”

Al desnudo is a demanding and dynamic show, in which music and movement fuse fluently. In a game of contrasts, the sensuality of the beginning, a classic duet to the rhythm of Philip Glass, gives way, little by little, to a very physical and explicit dance, guided by the compositions of Johan Wieslander. The lighting was designed by the light craftsman Danilo Moroni, who was the third protagonist of Al desnudo as the interpreters themselves. A vital naturalism takes over the stage, that involves the viewer in a continuous crescendo as the piece develops.

“As artists, we love the process,” say the creators. To show how they put together their choreographic material, Al desnudo integrates different elements in a sort of dynamic stage laboratory, which, starts with an initial duo, and gradually goes on deconstructing the following scenes. Screenings, music, technique, guided improvisation and the voice-over of Aia Kruse Goenaga, who interprets texts by Ansa and Bacovich, join hands on stage. The show combines the projections of a previously recorded video and the streaming of what is happening live on stage. The piece starts from an intimate space, in continuous transformation, to immerse the viewer in that exquisite environment that so characterizes the work of Metamorphosis Dance.

Credits and datasheet

Coreografia e interpretes: Iratxe Ansa e Igor Bacovich
Artista visual: Danilo Moroni
Música: Philip Glass, Johan Wieslander
Arreglista musical: Miguel Angel Burgos
Diseño de luces: Danilo Moroni
Vestuario: Carmen Granell
Texto: Iratxe Ansa, Igor Bacovich
Voz: Aia Kruse Goenaga

Producción: Spectare
Producción en gira: Carmen Fernández y Crismar López (La Cía de la Luz)
Director técnico: Pablo R. Seoane (La Cía de la Luz)
Distribución: Claudia Morgana (Danzas del Mundo)
Con el apoyo del Centro de Danza Canal