At 17 cm by Jorge Puerta Armenta

Directed by Jorge Puerta Armenta,At 17cm’ was a long and intermittent process born of the need to understand the loss of someone close. Pau Aran didn’t want to take that trip alone and asked Jorge Puerta for his support and guidance. Among the chaos, dilemmas, and frustration, there was friendship, relief and solidarity in the fight. The search and the mutual respect were our engines.

Talking about what one is. Bringing the past to the present time. Letting go and crying. Screaming. Bottoming out to revive and assimilate what happened.

Entering into the darkness to confront ghosts, feeling the danger. Death and absence are there. And one gives oneself to them to start over. From another place.

The piece transforms. And then the smoke comes back, and the immanent force of its three-dimensionality. It continues to rain… It is not a dream. It is this reality. And that which he is looking at, as if through a door left ajar, is also happening to him, it happens to us all.

At the end of the day, I have to keep walking, floating, there, 17 cm above the floor.
-Jorge Puerta Armenta

At 17 cm by Jorge Puerta Armenta

2013

Wuppertal

35 minutes

DIRECTION

Jorge Puerta Armenta

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY

Pau Aran

DRAMATURGY

Jorge Puerta Armenta

MUSIC

Ramón Perello, Jun Miyake, Cliff Martinez, Gustavo Santaolalla, Johnny Cash

LIGHTING DESIGN

Marco Wehrspann

SET DESIGN

Jorge Puerta Armenta

VIDEO

Charlie Cattrall

SUPPORT

Ikonoklaste, Wuppertal, Die Börse, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, Graner, Tanztheater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch, Camilo Milton, Festival Danza en la Ciudad, Bogotá

Pau Aran