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The urge to explore new forms of choreographic composition is the starting point for Metamorphosis Dance’s latest creation, Elkarrizketa lunak (“Conversations in the dark in Basque). The artistic couple Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich has come forward with a piece made up of very defined sections and showing a personality of its own. Each section is inspired by something different, which affects the dancing as well as the physicality, the music, the lighting and the choreography itself

Elkarrizketa ilunak (Conversations in the dark”) is an innovative show on a choreographic level. On stage, Metamophosis Dance investigates its own approach to choreographic composition. The company wants to approach communication itself in this show. Its conversations on a physical level. Dynamic actions and reactions of conflict, love, unrest…. which they express not through speech, but through the body. The inspiration for the choreography is the possibility or impossibility of communication. What happens when two people taLk in the dark? By placing a conversation out of context, the type of message changes. As put by the creators, “We want to explore how the context can change communication. Even if you’re still the same, the environment you’re in modifies the way you communicate. We investigated how to translate this into choreographic composition itself for this production.”

Specialised in baroque music and contemporary composition, this piano virtuoso showcases an array of original songs and piano covers of electro and Detroit techno classics in his album Not for Piano. Elkarrizketa llunak’s musical choice features not only highlights from this work, but other electronic pieces of Tristano’s, as well as music by Liu Yiwel. These musicians hybrid, technical, demanding and enthralling qualities further show how Metamorphosis Dance experiments and crosses boundaries in the search for perfection at all times.

Credits and datasheet
Premiered: 29/09/2020 / Available

Dirección y coreografía: Igor Bacovich e Iratxe Ansa
Bailarines: Iratxe Ansa, Igor Bacovich, Sasha Riva, Simone Repele, Jay Aries
Música: Francesco Tristano, Liu Yiwei
Iluminación: Nicolas Fischtel
Textos: Iratxe Ansa, Igor Bacovich
Voz: Alberto Serrano, Jay Aries, Igor Bacovich, Monica Hamil
Asistente: Alberto Serrano
Escenografía: Iratxe Ansa, Igor Bacovich
Dibujo de vestuario: Iratxe Ansa, Igor Bacovich
Vestuario: Carmen Granell

Producción: Gabriel Blanco (Spectare Producción Creativa)
Producción en gira: Carmen Fernández y Crismar López (La Cía de la Luz)
Dirección técnica: Pablo R. Seoane (La Cía de la Luz)
Distribución: Claudia Morgana (Danzas del Mundo)

Residencia coreográfica: Centro Coreográfico Canal
Duración: 1 hora y 13 minutos (sin intermedio)

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