Each movement can vary in spatial extension, time, quality, intensity and can start from an abandonment to gravity or a resistance to it. Movement can be generate in a body also thanks to other external forces or involuntary internal muscle contractions.
Every day we get closer and move away from our equilibrium point, physically and emotionally. We swing between a fall and a recovery, two movements opposed to each other like earth and air. Everything that happens in between, happens in waves; thoughts, days, nights, seasons, lunar cycles, inner demons, meetings, moments of happiness, they dance in a cyclical natural disorder.
This pièce is a container, that wave after wave, is filled with movements, predetermined and Apollonian, but also disordered, improvised and Dionysian. It is an exploration of the Humphrey/Limón technique and some of its principles, like fall and recovery, the ability to oscillate between an abandonment and a resistance to gravity. Each principle is used as a basis to research a personal movement, including improvisation and shades of Gaga technique.
It also contains a small final tribute to César Manrique, created during the first quarantine period spent on the island of Lanzarote.
Choreographer/Dancer: Matteo Mascolo
Duration: 15 minutes
Music: Source voice – AGF + Brest – Rone & John Stanier (with César Manrique voice)