DANCE, ARCHIVE ANDRECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Our first performance research addresses the theme of archiving and reconstruction, one of the most relevant concerns in the field of contemporary dance today. For this project, we enquire about the archive not only with a patrimonial interest (what and how to preserve something), but above all with a creative interest, which means, in what ways the archive also serves to reflect on the creation practice itself. This project started in 2015 with the creation of the dance piece Cenit, which deals with the reconstruction of the Spanish dance piece Zenith. In 2018 we decided to reconstruct the Cenit piece, in order to research with the creative possibilities offered by investigating the archives of the archive. From this process emerges the last version (until now) of this project, titled Xenit.
XENIT: Lecture-Performance 2018
In this scenic exercise, marked by irony and humor, there are no dancers or performers; only the directors, who will try to reconstruct the dance piece Cenit (2017), from their bodies, memories and diverse registers (documents, audios, videos). Cenit, in turn, is a scenic exercise that addresses the issue of archiving and reconstruction, based on the Catalan dance piece Zenith (2012). Xenit questions the limits between copy and original, and the implications of working from Latin America with an archive of an European dance piece.
Co-inspirersLoreto Caviedes / Direction and PerformanceCamila Rojas / Direction and PerformanceVicente Yáñez / Sound ComposerJorge Ortiz / Lighting Designer
October 2018. Festival Escenas al siglo XXI: Emergencia Documental, at Espacio La Vitrina.
Las memorias de la carne. Un comentario para Xenit.
This mise-en-scene is based on the contemporary dance piece Zenith created in Europe in 2012. The only approach to this piece is a trailer found on YouTube and then a Skype interview with its creators. The experimentation revolves around the concepts: body, archive and reconstruction, through which the aim is to investigate the creative possibilities of this dance piece. The interpretation will always betray the original, but at the same time it will unveil other compositional and discursive possibilities contained in it.
Co-inspirersLoreto Caviedes / DirectionCamila Rojas / DirectionVicente Yáñez / Sound ComposerJorge Ortiz / Lighting Designer
2018Leslie Apablaza / performer-dancerCristóbal Corvalán / performer-dancer
2017Kamille Gutiérrez / performer-dancerMarcos Matus / performer-dancer
2015-2016Jorge Carreño / performer-dancerMarco Vicencio / performer-dancerNatalia González / performer-dancer
2017 October. CENIT, International Dance Festival LOFT. Concepción, Chile. 2017 August. CENIT, Premiere in NAVE Creation and Residency Center.2016 June. Work in Progress of CENIT, Festival Espacio Off, organized by Centro Cultural de España, Chile.2015 December. Work in Progress of CENIT, First Symposium on Dance, Memory and Archive, at NAVE Creation and Residency Center.
2018 March. CENIT/ Technical Residency DenkTanz. Supported and organized by Goethe Institut-Chile and NAVE Creation and Residency Center.2017 June-August. CENIT/ Artistic residency at NAVE Creation and Residency Center.2015 August. CENIT/ Residency DenkTanz. Supported and organized by Goethe Institut-Chile, with the sponsorship of CIM/AE-Centro de Investigación yMemoria de las Artes Escénicas, and NAVE Creation and Residency Center.