“Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” dramatizes two popular tales: “The Three Little Pigs” and “Little Red Riding Hood”. But it also offers a lot more, i.e. a practical history lesson on ballet and dance told in a chronological order with each scene danced in a different style.
It is a story about three sisters who are all dancers and live in a forest. The youngest is a dreamer; her character is subtle, delicate and innocent, like the romantic ballet. She is happy because she thinks she does not need any more than a straw house. The second dancer is a little bit of a rebel. She does not like rules, and is not afraid to break them, as happened for modern dance with the metrics, rhythm, and aesthetics. She
works just enough to be able to enjoy her passion, dance, and therefore builds a wooden house.
The eldest sister is very responsible, organized, and visionary. Her views are deeply rooted in tradition; she has a lot of character and that is why she dances Spanish dance. She believes one has to do things the way they have always been done, meticulously, to make them last. That is why she builds her house in stone.
However, the three dancers have a problem with a wolf prowling around. This solitary creature is unable to associate with others, let alone make friends. When it sees them dancing happily, it becomes envious, it wants to imitate them, but no one has taught it how to dance and that is why it is so resentful and angry. When it attacks and destroys the straw and wooden houses, the three sisters take refuge in the stone house.
Well protected, they go to bed. As it happens in the great romantic ballets, when being asleep the characters are representing a dream. In this case, it is the tale of Little Red Riding Hood dancing in a contemporary and postmodern language. But the big bad wolf will not give up and when the sisters wake up… What will happen?Credits and datasheet Premiered: 02/10/2015 / Available
CHOREOGRAPHY: IÑAKI FORTÚN Y VIRGINIA OROZ
ASISSTANT CHOREOGRAPHY: MARISA VERA Y MARTA ESPUELAS
INTERPRETATION: ITSASO ETXEPETELEKU, MIRIAM REMIREZ, OLAIA NAGORE, FRIDA MADEO, IÑAKI FORTÚN Y VIRGINIA OROZ
PLAYWRITING: VICTOR IRIARTE, IÑAKI FORTÚN Y VIRGINIA OROZ
SCENOGRAPHY: FUERADELEJE, SANDRA ARRÓNIZ
CARPENTING: JOAQUÍN PASCAL
AUDIOVISUAL: DEMIRANDA STUDIO
LIGHTING: ACRONICA PRODUCCIONES
WARDROBE: KARLOTA LASPALAS
TAILOR: AMELIA LEGAZ
GRAPHIC DESIGN: CESAR OROZ
PHOTOGRAPHY: XABI ANSÓ
EDUCATIONAL GUIDE: VICTOR IRIARTE E IÑAKI FORTÚN
The Performance’s Introductory Dance Conference: VICTOR IRIARTE CON ITSASO ETXEPETELEKU, MIRIAM REMIREZ, OLAIA NAGORE, FRIDA MADEO, IÑAKI FORTÚN Y VIRGINIA OROZ
COMUNICACIÓN: VICTOR IRIARTE
PRODUCTION: FUERADELEJE Y ACRÓNICA PRODUCCIONES