DI Residency: International Associate Artist Cristina Planas Leitão
- Mon 22 May 2017 - Fri 26 May 2017
- 12:00 - 18:00
Cristina is in residence at DanceHouse for one week with her collaborator Daniela Cruz to develop her new piece, UM / ONE [unimal].
For more on the International Associate Artist programme and past artists, see here. Keep reading for more on Cristina's work.
ONE Moves Through, never stopping.
ONE does not give in to failure and goes on.
ONE gladiates, fights, exists.
ONE remains and subsists.
ONE is a collective moment of resistance and resistance in all movements.
ONE is collective, is assembly.
ONE [unimal] deals mainly with the idea of survival. Survival is simultaneously what subsists after a disappearance and what remains from previous times. Concepts such as continuity, permanence, maintenance, subsistence and resistance become key in the development of the piece.
The central theme, is therefore unfolded in two sub-vectors, that are intertwined and worked through exhaustion:
- Subsistence after a disappearing, which represents the evident connection with my previous work FM [featuring mortuum], by the choice of the performer.
- Permanence of habits and customs from previous times, being revealed by the research of social and political movements of resistance that arise as structured effort against and installed authority creating the binary movements of resistance / resistant movements or resistant dances/ resistance in dance.
ONE is a solo that invokes the idea of one sole body, representing a collective and common history throughout a research on the place of dance and its impact on our survival and in the manifesting bodies of today.
ONE intends to investigate a continuous physicality, that never stops and transcends, fighting constantly for the permanence on stage and whose exhaustion and perseverance may be witnessed live.
For further information:
- Telephone: 01 855 8800