Retazos premieres: the artwork of remodeling childhood unhappiness right into a dance directed at a distance

From a set of tales, the choreographer from Mar del Plata, Facundo Mercado, created a narrative for the group H3, from Medellín.

He choreographer and dancer marplatense Facundo Market has traveled with the identical supply each tango and folklore as modern dance and its doable mergers. He went via the San Martín Dance Workshop, danced for the businesses of Juan Carlos Copes and Ana María Stekelman and for Casta Diva de Mónica Fracchia. He was awarded twice in Cosquín; certainly one of them with a barely daring efficiency created for her personal group, Mitimaes.

Lately he prepares with pleasure for the digital premiere, this Sunday 20, Of his work Patchwork, mounted with the H3 group from Medellín, Colombia. This modern dance firm, a reference group in its nation, is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a number of reruns and the premiere of Mercado’s work.

The method of making Patchwork it was so peculiar that it appears inescapable to make use of the phrase “emotion”. As a result of his first concept, to suggest that every dancer deliver childhood recollections to the rehearsal, ended up being unexpectedly –he says- a pandora’s field.

“H3 has began assembly in individual for a very long time, so my work was from Buenos Aires, sitting in entrance of the pc, they usually of their rehearsal room in Medellín. They wished to do a program for his or her tenth anniversary with earlier works from their repertoire they usually added this risk of doing one thing completely new with me, mounted remotely. My concept was to do a course of amongst all about childhood recollections. I proposed that every dancer deliver their very own evocations and with that materials go on to elaborate a piece that might end mounting when Laura (word: Laura Torrecillas, dancer and costume designer and Mercado’s spouse) and I might journey to Colombia. However the entire course of took much less time than anticipated and that’s the reason it was launched in digital kind, “explains Mercado.

-You mentioned you opened a Pandora’s field. What had occurred?

-I knew beforehand that certainly one of them had had a really arduous childhood in a really marginal neighborhood and that every one his childhood associates have been useless. Both as a result of they smuggled or as a result of they have been hitmen; briefly, these sorts of circumstances. He felt that the dance had saved him. However different tales appeared: the daddy of one of many dancers, mayor of a metropolis in Colombia, had been killed in a reckoning. One other woman additionally had her father murdered. And so they additionally got here from sickly childhoods, with respiratory issues which might be purported to be related to unhappiness. I assumed: “What did I get myself into!”.

-However anyway, you wished to proceed.

-Sure, as a result of the restrict was set by them.

-Did you think about that the play was going to accumulate such a dramatic character?

-No. And as we went deeper I requested them to make motion “cells”, small dance sequences that didn’t must actually mirror what had been the place to begin.

-Is it a bunch work or are they a collection of solo scenes?

-It’s a group, and though it begins with a single dancer, then everyone seems to be on stage on a regular basis. Though I directed them via the display screen, they they have been collectively within the rehearsal room and that was excellent. However, in order that it was not a collection of solos, I used to be searching for the factors of contact between the completely different tales, in what solution to justify their being in the identical scene. For instance, one of many women had mentioned that in childhood she had very excessive fevers, was delirious and her dolls appeared as monsters. This allowed us to create a collective scene. In actuality there is no such thing as a story with exposition, center and finish. There are numerous cross tales that may go from humor to one thing critical, like youngsters after they play. That is why it is referred to as Patchwork: components that can be utilized to create a complete.

“Retazos” goes on Sunday 20 at 22 (Argentine time) and at 20 in Colombia. Through Additionally on instagram: @ compania_h3. And on Fb: H3 Modern Dance Firm




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