May 20 2022 to May 20 2022 7:30 p.m.
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7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071
Being presented by Attakkalari in collaboration with Acción Cultural
Española (AC/E) and the Embassy of Spain in New Delhi, La Desnudez will
be performed on May 20, 7.30 pm at the BIC.
Bengaluru: As the city’s culture calendar picks up speed with concerts, performances,
talks and exhibitions, the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts brings to you another
spectacular dance performance all the way from Spain.
Envisaged as an extension of the recently concluded 10 th Attakkalari India
Biennial, La Desnudez, the award-winning dance production from the
Daniel Abreu Company, will premiere in Bengaluru on May 20, at the
Bangalore International Centre.
Directed and choreographed by Daniel Abreu, La Desnudez is an impassioned
performance that has enthralled audiences worldwide since its debut in 2018. Intense
and minimalistic, the dance production brings National Dance Award winners
Abreu and Dácil González together on stage as a couple that pulls and pushes,
leaps and falls, makes love and stretches the levels of intimacy that two human beings
can share between themselves. Accompanied by live music played on a variety of wind
instruments by Hugo Portas, the duo indulge in a passionate back and forth as they
explore the path between death and love. At its core, the dramatic performance is
a poetic proposal about knowing how to love oneself. “This work is about
suggesting a polarised path between love and death. A man and woman move and touch
each other. They construct something liquid, much in accordance with modern society,
writes Daniel Abreu about this performance that took two years to be made. A unique
performance of electrifying energy and intense focus, there are innumerable
moments in the performance that will surprise it's spectators. La Desnudez won prizes
for Best Dance performance, Best Choreography and Best Male Dancer at Premios Max
About the dancers:
Daniel Abreu, a native of Tenerife in Spain, is a dancer and choreographer with a
degree in psychology. A prolific choreographer, Abreu has worked on over 50 critically
acclaimed projects. He started his eponymous dance company in 2004 and has under its
umbrella created awe-inspiring productions that have travelled the world and won
awards. As an active collaborator Abreu has worked with creators such as Fattoria
Vittadini, the Zagreb Dance Company, the Nomadas Company, Titoyaya Company and
the Zawirowania Theatre. He has also been part of the European programme called
Modul Dance. Abreu’s impressive work has earned him laurels and awards along the
way, the most important of them being the National Dance Award 2014 for
Creation awarded by Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports in Spain. He
won Best Director prize at the Indi-Festival of Santander 2010 and the Jury’s Award for
Best Choreography at the XVIII Choreographic Contest in Madrid in 2015. In 2015, the
town council of Matanza de Acentejo, Tenerife awarded him the title of ‘Favourite Son’.
He most recently won the Ciudad de Cazorla award in 2020. Besides dancing, Abreu
also travels the world to conduct workshops and courses to share his creative vision and
techniques of bodily expression.
Dácil González trained in higher dance studies and specialised in Choreography and
Performance Techniques in Dance. As a dancer, she has worked with Company 10 & 10
Danza, the Staatstheater Darmstadt, Ai Do Project and La Piel Danza among others. In
2009, she founded dance company LA with Jesús Caramés and Gustavo Martin. She has
been a member of Daniel Abreu Company since 2009. In 2019, she was awarded the
National Dance Award for Interpretation by the Spanish Ministry of Education,
Culture and Sports.
Venue: Bangalore International Centre, Domlur, Bangalore
Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
Time: 7.30 pm
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