Spanish Federation of Dance Companies Network

Hopscotch: Accuracy, balance, role-play. Departing from the earth to reach the sky (Uranus), Avoiding hell (Pluto). Mistakes make you fall into the pond: Although you can always start over. The evoking power of a Word: It takes us back to our childhood, to our roots, to a millenary culture. It represents our aspiration for the perfect piece of art, it does not allow competing with anybody else but ourselves. It alludes to the novel of the same name ¨Hopscotch¨ (Rayuela in Spanish) by Julio Cortázar. Oliveira, the protagonist, is constantly looking for something he does not know. He is in the quest for the answers he needs. Life´s exploration through the creative process.     A dramaturgic structure in five consecutive pieces approached from three different creative perspectives: I. Introspective approach 1 - (LA) NOCHE OSCURA (DEL ALMA) / Suite 3/4+6/8 2 - EL DUELO / Chaconiana II. Prospective approach 3 - ARCADAS / Lo recto y lo torcido III. Projective approach 4 - PARA LA GALERÍA / Bailando por alegre 5 - DÉJATE DE MILONGAS / La ida de las vueltas   The common creative spur in the show is the discovery of the relation between form and substance, content and technique, performance and language in the dance, music and scene aspects of the show.   Credits and datasheet
Premiered: 20/11/2019 / Available

Direction: FRANCISCO LÓPEZ. 

Choreography and Production: MARCO FLORES.

Choreography assistance: OLGA PERICET. 

Music by: ALFREDO LAGOS.
Cast: MARCO FLORES (dance), DAVID LAGOS (voice), ALFREDO LAGOS (guitar).
Lighting design: ADA BONADEI.

Sound engineer: JORGE CACHEDA.

Costume design: OLGA PERICET.

Dressmaker: MARIBEL RODRIGUEZ.

Costume design for Marco Flores in “Déjate de Milongas”: PAUL SMITH.
Shoes Marco Flores: ANTONIO GARCÍA.

Castanets Marco Flores: CASTAÑUELAS DEL SUR.

Photography: FERGÓ / ROMO
Executive Producer: MIQUEL SANTIN.
Creative Residency: TEATRO VILLAMARTA, JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA.
Technical Residency: TEATRO LA TÍA NORICA, CÁDIZ.
Suported by: COMUNIDAD DE MADRID, Agencia Andaluza DE INSTITUCIONES CULTURALES.