IF I CAN’T DANCE, I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION (2018-2019)
This new performance research project is based on Emma Goldman’s phrase, which combines the ideas of dance—as an action of collective enjoyment—and revolution—as a change of the common order. We will investigate from pleasure, sounds and costumes to create a participative performance, where the audience can experience the deep meaning of such phrase.
In this project, our aim is to interpret the iconic phrase by Emma Goldman (1869-1940): “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution”, through an interactive mise-en-scene. What interests us about this statement, whose power made it a slogan, is that its validity still today, for it brings two apparently disparate notions together: dance and revolution. The questions that we will discuss in this project are: Which relationships can be established between the notions of dance and revolution? How can we create a revolution of bodies in movement? Can revolution be considered not only as a desire for transformation, but also as a desire for a pleasurable experience?Co-inspirersDiana Carvajal / performer-dancerKamille Gutiérrez / performer-dancerEmiliana Araya / sound composerElizabeth Dastres / costume designer
2018 February. Graner Creation centre for Dance and Live Art, Barcelona, Spain. Organized by NAVE Creation and Residency Center and sponsored by the National Council of Culture and the Arts of Chile.2019 June-September. “Hecho en BAJ”, Balmaceda Arte Joven.2019 October. NAVE Creation and Residency Center.2019 December. Graner Creation centre for Dance and Live Art, Barcelona, Spain.* Performance research sponsored by FONDART Nacional 2019, Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Chile.