WE CAN DANCE

 

We Can Dance is an act of celebration; it’s an accompanied solo; or rather, an invitation to dance; or even, perhaps, also a disco. This piece moves between what’s possible and what’s forbidden by means of the laws that regulate or ban the act of dancing in different places, in order to question where personal and external limits lie.

It begins at that first step we take just before we start dancing. Once you start, it’s hard to stop, you start moving, get into that disco groove. At what point does movement become dance? What happens when it occurs in places where it’s forbidden?

A staged game constructed from the cogs represented by three bodies on stage: the dj body, the lighting body, and the dancing body.

Artistic & Technical data

Creation & Performance : Esther Rodriguez-Barbero

Music: Vitaly Franco / Lautaro Reyes

Lighting: Víctor Colmenero Mir

Photo: J.C. Arévalo, Alessia Bombaci, Santi Periel

 

Supported by:

Antic Teatre

LEAL.LAV. Laboratorio de Artes en Vivo (Teatro Leal, La Laguna)

Centro de Danza Canal

La Caldera Barcelona 

L'estruch. Fábrica de creación de artes en vivo. Sabadell.

Certámen Coreográfico de Madrid

G.R.U.A

a.pass research center (Bruselas)

 

Support:

Comunidad de Madrid.

 

Duration: 50’ 

Thanks for advice, shared histories & practical help:

Javier Cuevas, Adán Hernández, Pablo Sacristán, Marialena Marouda, Clara Pampyn, Alberto Alonso, Laura Kumin, Lara Ortiz, Xiri Noir, Lilia Mestre, Veridiana Zurita, Shervin Kiarnesi, Óscar Dasí y Carmen Fuentes

2021

April | Teatro Pradillo. Madrid. Spain

2020

December | Certámen Coreográfico de Madrid. Spain

2019

November | Fundació Suñol. Barcelona, Spain

October | Antic Teatre. Barcelona, Spain.

February | L'estruch. Sabadell, Spain.

2018

July, October | Centro Danza Canal | Resident Company. Madrid, Spain.

September | La Caldera. Barcelona, Spain.

2017

4-14 September | Leal Theater. Leal.Lav. Tenerife, Spain.

29 September | TNT Festival Nuevas Tendencias. Caravana de Trailers. Terrasa. Barcelona.

2016

30 November-3 December | 30 Certámen Coreográfico de Madrid. Me Myself & I Solos en estado de germen. Madrid, Spain.

Press:

TEATRON. Mambo. En crudo

TEATRON. Unknown Pleasures Blog

La Opinión de Tenerife

Alrededores de la danza. La Opinión de Tenerife

 

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2020 

PASE. Site

INVOCATIONS. Performance

I don't know. Texts

BODY MESSAGES  Installation

WE CAN DANCE. Performance

2019

Guided Tour. LCE. Site

Beats & Sweat. Site

AFFECT. Performance

 

2018

Manual: On ways to inhabit this table

& other issues. Installation-Book

2017

Guided Tour. Performance/Site

2016

Km.0. Performance

Dancing the workday. Performance

Previous works / 2013-15

Collaborations