24th & 25th November 2014 at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells London
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For the first time London audiences have the opportunity to enjoy an exquisite movement style and visionary choreography of Avatâra Ayuso as a full-length evening performance. The “Provisional Landscapes" performance unveils four thrilling, intelligent, and thought provoking pieces; explores theme of migration, identity, personal space, transformation, the other and nostalgia.
Avatâra Ayuso’s visually accomplished, intellectually rigorous short-dance film “Tokyo Tokyo” (selected by Dance Film Festival UK in 2014) leads its audiences through the magic of unfolding mystery; contrasting the 21st century physical surroundings of Japanese contemporary city and symbols of its grounded tradition. The movement of the dancers and the camera collaborate on creation of a single work of art.
Highly physical duet “OneSquareMeter” refers to a human being’s need to maintain his/her invading personal space in crowded urban communities. Through dynamic movement style Avatâra creates a mute dialogue between two “the others” crowded in one square meter with no escape.
Solo "Balikbayan” is an atmospheric and dazzling work inspired by Philippine woman and her story of migration. This significant and enduring piece reveals the woman’s innermost desire to regain her sense of self-identity. Here Ayuso provokes inner experience for both a dancer and her audience.
Through the quintet “Provisional Landscapes” Avatâra shares her philosophy of performance. Masks, vigorous movement, gestures, continuous circular features within a repetitive classical score by Vivaldi; altogether form the Avatâra Ayuso’s unique choreographic style.
Funded by Arts Council England, Kickstarter Supporters and ɅVɅ Dance Company
With the support of SpainNOW! 2014, Spanish Embassy in London, Creative Academy, West Wind Theater Slough Sadler’s Wells, Hellerau European Center for the Arts Dresden, Losdedae Chevy Muraday Alcalá de Henares/Madrid, Companía Nacional de Danza de Madrid, Pavilion Dance South West, Richmix, Carmina Ocana School, Moving East, Slough Council Borough, University of West London and all kickstarter supporters.
This performance is part of and has been supported by Spain NOW! 2014.