Salome has become a symbol for dangerous female seductiveness over history. This riveting contemporary dance solo is set in the moment when Salome danced before Herod and is inspired by the passion and contradictions of this incredible mythical woman: full of powerful charisma but also insecurities, and love for a man who didn't reciprocate. Avatâra collaborates with Scottish composer Daniel Williams, taking as a departing point the original piece by Richard Strauss.
"A dancer with a captivating quality is Avatâra Ayuso. Her gaze (as Salome) locks you in. It is a fascinating solo, full of passion. [...] Ayuso is mature as a woman and a dancer. She stays with you"Kelly Apter (The Scotsman)
“Avatâra is a delightful dancer, able to embody both elasticity and roughness with power and conviction; it was irresistibly alluring” Laura Dodge, Dance Critic (Dancing Times)
Conducted by: Maestro Rafael de Burgos Dance and Choreography: Avatâra Ayuso Music: Richard Strauss Musical design: Daniel Williams Length: 12min Premiere: 9th June 2012, at Kultur Palast Dresden Further performances: Fringe Festival Edinburgh Commissioned by the Dresden Philarmonic Supported by Dance Base Edinburgh