angel is a solo inspired by one of the most enigmatic and invisible characters of Luis Buñuel's classic film “The Exterminating Angel”. Using the sport of fencing to influence her choreographic choices, Avatâra depicts this unseen energy as a warrior. The result is a powerful performance with great visual appeal and emotional intrigue.
"Inspired by the unseen, symbolic force in a classic Buñuel, Avatâra Ayuso's new solo 'angel' was an original, rigorous, strange, beautiful and just about perfectly-calibrated commission from Ignition Dance Festival 2018" Donald Hutera - arts writer (The Times)
" Avatâra gave wings to the heavenly Angel the soundscape juxtaposes beautifully with the complex movement. The purity of dance fuses with the fencing which demonstrates why Avatara is a ray of light in the European dance scene, creative, innovative and indomitable!" George Kirkham (Creative Academy Director)
"riveting perfectly-calibrated solo 'angel', there is something mimetic about it" Donald Hutera (Dance Writer UK)
"In “angel” Avatâra takes care of the aesthetic as she cares about life and death. She sometimes resembles an astronaut dancing in the stratosphere reminding us of this lack of social consciousness and alienation that sometimes characterises humanity" Nuria Ruiz de Viñaspre (Ellas Crean Magazine Festival)
"The sound and movement come together to transmit in an outstanding manner a great energy towards the spectator. A very recommendable work" Emilio Tenorio (Eter Danza)
Concept, Choreography and Performance: Avatâra Ayuso Dramaturgy: Donald Hutera Music: David Lang Costume design: Avatâra Ayuso Costume supervisor: Adrián Villaseñor Fencing advisor: Graham Watts Fencing coaches: Graham Watts and Leo Suárez Lighting design: Lucy Hansom and Avatâra Ayuso Production assistant: Sherice Turner Commissioned by Ignition Dance Festival 2018, produced by DanceWest supported by Arts Council England and Royal Borough of Kingston.