Title: Estudios para Anatomía – COREOGRAFÍA
Choreographer: Natalia Fernandes
Cía. Natalia Fernandes – Projects for Anatomy
Performers: Natalia Fernandes, Dakota Comín, Isabela Rossi, Teresa Santos y Gonzalo Simón
Countdown: 10 minutes
Four dancers in the stage, dressed with different black fabrics, four runways.
First: they execute the choreography
Then: they start to play with the choreographic elements:
Duration | Repetition | Intention | Levels
Placement | Displacement | Velocity | …
Like in a morgue, Natalia Fernandes tries to dissect a body, a choreographic corpse. In the process we can feel at least two things: first, that the choreography is a non-dead body which can be manipulated by both Fernandes and her performers. Second, that the choreography is not a narrative script, but a work in progress.
Countdown: 5 minutes
Twist | Pause | Silence | …
First: There is a runway change.
Second: some new elements clearly appear – but what elements?
Strength | Contortion | Distortion | Suspension
This change comes at the half-way stage, and even if this is because of a lack of lack of time, or because of a choreographic decision, the feeling is that it comes too soon: there were still more possibilities to explore.
Surprisingly, at the end of the countdown the lights don’t go out, nor does the movement stop. Even in the end, we still have a couple of seconds to appreciate the accumulation of the study in the bodies.
(Foto: Ángel Araujo)