Arena Festival. Erlangen, Germany
8th of July at 6pm and 8 pm
9th of July at 8pm
Afternoon Soap explores in an ironic way the world of soap-operas: the daily afternoon drama.
The structure of the choreography follows free narrative sequence and inconclusive ending of each episode as in television soap-operas. The interruptions of climatic moments by commercials are always present, returning abruptly to completely new circumstances and settings.Dramas are built as if the characters live through cycles of never ending catastrophic events. It follows a familiar narrative: infidelity, secrets, pain, secrets and an excess of intrigue. The characters are one dimensional- for example, "the good wife" and "the evil seducer".This work is conceived for an actor and a dancer.
The two disciplines are interwoven, dance and theatre become unified aspects of a unique performance language. Exploring the possibilities of human expression though telling the story of daily domestic drama, it is a portrait of the romantic imagination and fantasies of men and women.
Conception and Choreography Andrea Gabilondo
Music Elena Katz-Chernin-Ray Brown-Nicola Piovani-Permendes Hernández-TNX
Performers Andrea Gabilondo andLuciano Amarelo
Video Artists Hélder Dias and Susana Jacques
Light designer Rui Damas
Stage Design and Costumes Susanne Rösler
Sponsors M/C Ministério de Cultura-IA Instituto das Artes-Pé de Vento
Foto: Humberto Almendra