Étude III

How is dance built with a body that only exists because there is a camera that captures, records and eternalizes it?

Mara Ortiz and Pau Aran opened the doors of their ‘Étude III’ through a creative virtual process online, between Spain and Argentina. This dance piece resulted from a compositional process at a distance, guided by Pau Aran and performed by Mara Ortiz, with the technical assistance of José Gungolo and the collaboration of Diego Enrique and Pez Dorado Cultural Space.

It investigates the notion of wonder and learns from this state of engaging with the world as it grows and develops. They asked themselves about the possibilities of interaction when challenged by the limits of distance, demystifying forms of composition that are conceived and designed mainly for the physical encounter.

Two dancers, two people, two stories celebrating a meeting and deciding to create a solo. A solo from a distance. Their voices and looks are ceremoniously connected. Chile, Spain, Argentina, far, near, screens, stages, early, late…

Sharing questions and answers of a creative process, the interfaces of a search, of a way to find things, emerge in front of us.

Hello, do you understand me? Do you hear me? How do you see me? I like it when you hug and seem to fall.

Faced with the intention of not doing the same, she wonders and he reassures her: go ahead, without judging the result.

Kaleidoscopes. Combinations. Phrases. Sequences.  A cactus trembles and moves its waist, its eyes, without forgetting to shake its head reminding us of Havana. Without forgetting that turning can also reach the ground and that talking to it is also a way of not losing contact with the earth. And when space opens up and lights up with a single gesture, distance is no longer that topographical problem.

Then, walking in the night, slowly, becomes a return to that refuge we all come from. And to seek is never to stop feeling, because the important thing is no longer to find. Good night. Tomorrow we continue.

We asked ourselves about the possibilities of interaction when challenged by the limits of distance, demystifying forms of composition that are conceived and designed mainly for the physical encounter.

Étude III

2016

Bahía Blanca

20 minutes

DIRECTION

Pau Aran

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY

Mara Ortiz

DRAMATURGY

Pau Aran

MUSIC

Bonito y Sabroso, Written and performed by Beny Moré © Discmedi S.A. 2008

ASSISTANCE

José Gungolo

VIDEO

Charlie Cattrall

COLLABORATORS/SPECIAL THANKS

Diego Enrique

SUPPORT

Pez Dorado Espacio Cultural

Pau Aran