The well-known dance company believes that the auditorium’s magic will enhance the power of its artistic performance.
A Contemporary Dance Festival returns to the Jameos del Agua Auditorium, at 20:00 on 17 March. This time, Kor’sia will take the stage with ‘Cul-de-Sac,’ a piece that evolves around the physical and mental limits that work against us in fulfilling our desires.
Kor’sia is formed by Antonio de la Rosa, Mattia Russo and Giuseppe Dagostino, a group that arose in 2012 out of the need to use the body to communicate, to become known as creators and interpreters, and to develop a body language that transcends verbal limits. “Kor’sia began in 2012 as a result of small projects, and when we took on more important projects we had to form a company between four friends. All four had respectable track records in different companies and with a burning desire to experiment and create,” Mattia Russo tells us, explaining the meaning of the company’s name that is significant in itself, as it would be translated as ‘a way forward.’
Antonio de Rosa
Kor’sia a company set apart from the rest
Kor’sia is driven by the urge to explore a language, via he body, to go beyond the limits of speech and they do this by incorporating elements from cinema, photography, literature and sculpture as references for these new ways of expression.
“I think that what most sets us apart as a company is that we love to experiment, try new things, almost all of our new work is infused with dramaturgy and social themes,” Russo explains. “Our work reveals constant references to cinema, photography and literature, to the arts in general. We all love the theatre and I think it’s another constant point of reference for us.”
The audience will discover this through body language, and with the help of special effects. “It’s not merely the body language itself that makes the performance so powerful, but that each dancer strives to build a personality and transmit that to the audience, along with light, music, the choreography that brings it together and that eventually expresses the idea we want to convey,” he explains.
‘Cul-de-Sac,’ which literally translated means a ‘road with no exit,’ is a reflection on society today. “We live in a society where there is no way out, in other words, we don’t go anywhere without our mobile phones, we cannot survive without Internet, we need a constant flow of information,” adds Russo. “This originated in an exhibition we saw in Milan, of Spanish artist Juan Muñoz. We were amazed by it, and fell in love with the aesthetics of the lead statues change to the ground, and the messages they transmitted. It was then that we started to work on our ‘Cul-de-Sac, until our piece was ready.”
They have never been to Lanzarote, nor to the Jameos del Agua Auditorium, but they have heard many stories. “Everyone tells us how wonderful it is, and that we are going to love this very special place, so we can’t wait to see it,” he beams. From what we’ve heard, we think ‘Cul-de-Sac’ will be a great fit for this setting, because of the atmosphere it will create… and the performance will be even more powerful due to the magic of the venue.”
Russo assures us that the Spanish dance scene is experiencing good times. “Dance in Spain is evolving at an incredible rate, there have been a lot of excellent things happening in recent years,” he affirms. “Things are changing, and Spanish dance is embracing experimentation and new approaches.”
Save the date: 17 March at 20:00 at the Jameos del Agua Auditorium.
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