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Artificios y leopardos

LEOPARDS AND DEVICES

A woman, curtailed by the absurdity of Camus’ Sisyphus, lives trapped in the quagmire of a cyclical experience. She roams around listlessly, like a female leopard in a solitary cage, denying creeds and flock mentality. Almost incapable of finding the strength to support her own weight, and conscious of her vulnerability, she follows the tracks from her own failure to the vital impulse that enables her to live in the margin of the embellished and fictitious beliefs that set in motion the social mechanisms. She searches for the complicity of the audience in a collective reflexion, and asks herself if we want or can find freedom in the dance to which Nietzsche so often referred.

 

Leopards and Devices is a hybrid stage performance incorporating both theatre and dance. Through an iterative device a woman canalizes a collective experiment about freedom.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

 

SUPPORTS

Winning piece of the Research and Creation Residency A GATAS, promoted by Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Teatro de la Abadía and RESAD (Royal Superior School of Dramatic Arts/ Madrid)

Aid for Choreographic Production 2019 from the Comunidad de Madrid

Artistic residency at Centro de Danza Canal (Madrid)

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Dance creation grant from Alcaldía de Medellín (Colombia)

Pequeño Teatro de Medellín (Colombia)

Casa de la música (Medellín, Colombia)

 

ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL INFO

Premier: 2019

Length: 90 minutes (aprox.)

Genre: Contemporary (theater and dance)

Lenguage: Spanish

No. performers: 1

 

Direction, texts, choreography and performance

Mercedes Pedroche

 

Stage concept

Felipe Caicedo, Mercedes Pedroche

 

Assistant direction

Martina Novakova

 

External view

Pablo Messiez

 

Lighting design 

Pablo Rodríguez Seoane

 

Sound space designer

Borja Ramos

 

Original music

Borja Ramos, Vidal

 

Set design and costume

Mercedes Pedroche

 

Photography

Ciro Pérez, Gabriel Ortiz

 

Video

Eva Viera

 

Production assistant

Mariano Repollés

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