The Chilean choreographer Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea, who lives and works in the Netherlands, was first introduced to the Slovene audience in 2011 at the Plesna Vesna festival, where he performed his performance Mining in Mini Theatre.
In his performances Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea keeps his body at a spot where the borders between movement, dance and other materiality merge into shapes of equations or are manifested as some sort of marked, but minimal differences. In his performance A P N E A he addresses the bodily anomaly or pathological phenomena in which a person fails to breathe as an obsessive scientist – he tries to find a spatial parallel in his choreography with a physiological and material break. Because of this the performance functions as some sort of an installation in time. In his attempt to realise this he is aided by sound and light technology and a series of various substances and their textures, with which he – in the rhythm defined by the heartbeat – positions the interruption or manipulates it with rhythmical actions. The substances that change and produce the unique beauty in the performances of Sobarzo de Larraechea are the bodily and material effects of choreographic actions. A new natural construct speaks through them.
Koncept in izvedba/Concept and performance: Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea
Oblikovanje svetlobe/Lighting design: Jan Fedinger
Produkcija/Production: Het Veem Theater production
Koprodukcija/Co-producers: Dance4 Nottingham, Workspace Brussels
More info: www.cofestival.si.
Kino Šiška, Katedrala Hall, 20th September 2017, after the performance A P N E A
Sic!, discussion: Disassembling the view