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(espérame despierto)” is a Mopa production (Juan Luís Matilla) where Eloísa Cantón and Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola collaborate. It arose from Juan Luís and Eloísa’s first outline which received the name “I suppose I want to know what comes next”.

After being superbly directed and coreographed by Juan Kruz Díaz "I suppose..” became “(espérame despierto)”.

(espérame despierto)”, in its director’s words, is about: Two characters in light sleep, unconscious about the presence of those acting as witnesses of their intimate dialogue. A dialogue unceasingly seeking for communication through the language they have created and made theirs.

As witnesses, our dare is accepting being their companions at their daily life, watching their relationship that we grasp from the outside as mere observers, making no judgements.


(espérame despierto) is a Mopa entertainment product, directed and choreographed by Juan kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola, and performed by Eloísa Cantón and Juan Luís Matilla. The work invites you, from a voyeuristic perspective, to contemplate the relationship between two characters who are toying with the a continuous metaphor of abandonment. Two people living, before your eyes, sensual, hard and humouristic moments. Music acquires here the attributes of another character. All you have is a violin, a concertina, two people and you.

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Premiered: 20/01/2009 / Available

A Mopa Producciones show.

Directed and choreographed by Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola.

Created, coreographed and interpreted by Eloísa Cantón and Juan Luís Matilla

Lighting design: David Linde (La Suite)

Lighting: Pablo Pujol

Assistant and accompanist: Raquel Luque

Production design: Antonio López de Ahumada (La Suite)

Production: Miguel López

Communication and media: Olga Beca (Telegrama Comunicación)

Photography: Luís Castilla

Vídeo: Guillermo Marrufo

Design: Daniel Alonso (El Rancho)

It was developed as part of Endanza Itinerante residencies project in collaboration with the Junta de Andalucía’s Public Company for the Management of Cultural (E.P.G.P.C.) Programs and the support of the Council of Rinconada.

Best Dance Show Feria de Huesca 2010; Best Dance Show and Best Female and Male Dancers by Escenarios Sevilla 2010.