Desierto de Sillas
Premier: 22 October 2010, Experimental Theater, Guadalajara, Mexico
Europe premier: 8 August 2014, Sånafestivalen, Hølen, Norway.
From immensity, from nothing, from the desert or the empty, a character irrupts. She walks and sees. Warm lights in the hands of “an other” constructs her. The sound of a sandstorm. She coexists amongst imagery, throughout the chairs and people set around her. The confrontation between individuals and their own demons, their ancestors, and identities. To look into the eyes of an other as a mirror from one’s personal desert. Finding the way to communicate through this desert, finding human empathy in this proximity.
Desierto de Sillas_ (Desert of chairs) is a live collaborative improvisation dance piece that creates a high aesthetic experience. It is an art work centred on body intensity in which movement, electronic sound, light intervention and the public interact together. Dancer and choreographer Karina Suárez Bosche developed this 45 minute performance with the collaboration and live presence of sound and light/set designers, involving improvisation as a basis of communication between the disciplines. An extensive research through improvisation lead the creative team to build this piece in which the audience is given an active voice.
Creation and movement improvisation: Karina Suarez Bosche
Live Sound: Felipe Sánchez Luna
Intervention and light design: Cheng Ting Chen
Original live sound and composition: Alberto Cerro, Jaime Lobato Cardoso
Light design and concept: Jose Luis Pineda Servin
Costume design: Ben Hadad Guzmán and Karina Suárez Bosche.
Photography: Jesús Cornejo, Natalia Fregoso, Michael Willöfer and Elena Schöndorf
Documentation and Video work: Francesco Innocenti.
Production: Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes FONCA (National Fund for Culture and Art).
The piece has been presented in several venues around the world:
2015 ACT Festival Shanghai, VR China
Yard Theater, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2014 Sånafestivalen, Hølen, Norway.
2013 Uferstudios, Berlin, Germany (fragmt).
2012 Laboratorio de Arte Alameda, México city
Soliloquios y Diálogos Bailados Festival: Centro Cultural los Talleres, Mexico city.
Espacio Cultural El Sindicato, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2011 Salón de Danza UNAM, México, D.F.
XIV International Contemporary Dance Festival, Morelia, Mexico.
7mo Simposio del Posgrado Artes y Diseño de la UNAM, ENAP, Xochimilco.
Foro La Bodega Alterna, Morelia, Mich.
2010 VI Encuentro Internacional de Escena Contemporánea, Teatro Experimental de Guadalajara, Mexico.
Video on vimeo.