Spanish Federation of Dance Companies Network

Zeitgeist arises from our artistic practice’s approach to the museistic environment, the showroom, the white cube.

We understand the white cube as a refractant space, which reveals every trick and helps to transcend the obvious.

During this process we seek to generate micro-fictions whose articulation will result in emotional spaces, modeling probable universes.

We confront the culture of saturation, where visual excess turns images into “fast food”, with variables such as the body, induced to a state of subtlety and fragility, or the ephemeral and deceleration, that facilitate inhabiting these sensorial spaces.

We propose to occupy these emotional landscapes to recover the time each image needs in order to be able to perceive and give its value to that thing behind that thing that goes unnoticed. 

In this “game” the observers decide where to focus their gazes, how to contemplate the happening, using their time and freedom to submerge in the aesthetics put into action.  

Simulacrum, trace, trail, repetition.

Without the observer there is no happening, without a happening there is no observer.

We were invited by the dance and performance program La Cresta in TEA Tenerife to develop an artistic residency during the month of July 2020. The sharing of this process resulted in the action we called Zeitgeist.

Credits and datasheet
Premiered: 11/08/2020 / Available

creation, sound & light landscapes | Javier Arozena & Gino Senesi

performed | Javier Arozena

costume | Leo Martínez

photo & video | Derek Pedrós

the company would like to thank Carlota Mantecón, Gilberto González, Estefanía Bruna and TEA Tenerife.