This project is born from the desire of violist Isabel Villanueva and choreographer Antonio Ruz to collaborate in a multidisciplinary stage performance that opens a new window to classical music and contemporary dance.
This crossroads of languages presents an unbiased dialogue among sound, movement, voice, objects and light (or the absence thereof). A dramatised concert? A choreographed viola recital? With a polished aesthetic concept and lighting design, the beautiful and complex sound architecture of the pieces/music miniatures by composers György Kurtág and Johann Sebastian Bach, masterfully interpreted by Isabel, will merge with the physical score proposed by Antonio; a dramaturgy floating between the dream-like, the poetic and the disturbing. In this atmosphere of accompanied solitude, Isabel and her viola, guarded by Antonio (her alter ego, her shadow, her consciousness), will embark on a physical and emotional journey that won’t leave anyone indifferent.
‘She plays sitting down, she walks, she climbs on the table, she dances, she lies down, she sleeps, she floats, she runs, she screams, she looks at herself in the mirror, she undresses, she turns on the light, she closes her eyes, she smiles…’
World Premiere 9th of February 2021, Teatro Central, Seville
György Kurtág (1926)
’Signs, Games and Messages’ for viola solo
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No. 2 BWV 1004 for violin solo
Musical direction and live performance (viola)
Stage direction, choreography and performance
Olga García – AAI
Costume and stage design
Compañía Antonio Ruz
Paola Villegas, Gabriel Blanco – Spectare
Valeria Cosi – Tina Agency
Communication and media
Marta Baeza – La Locomotora
Behind the scenes photography and video
La Famosa Productora
With the support of C.C Sanchinarro and Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Conde Duque, Madrid.