NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 2
|CHOREOGRAPHY||MARCOS MORAU IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DANCERS OF NDT 2|
|MUSIC||NEW COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN BY JUAN CRISTOBAL SAAVEDRA. NEW COMPOSITIONS: CONDIVIDIAMO LA LUNA & WHISPER INCLUDING VOCAL COACHING BY KIM SUTHERLAND. THE LONDON BULGARIAN CHOIR LED BY DESSISLAVA STEFANOVA: MOR’F ELENKU, TRAD.; IZGREYALA YASNA ZVEZDA, TRAD. ARRANGEMENT BY DESSISLAVA STEFANOVA; RAZBOLYAL SE E MLAD STOYAN BY KIRIL TODOROV.|
|ASSISTANT TO THE CHOREOGRAPHER||NURIA NAVARRA, SHAY PARTUSH|
|REHEARSAL ASSISTANTS||LYDIA BUSTINDUY, ANDER ZABALA|
|WORLD PREMIERE||NOVEMBER 4, 2021, AMARE, THE HAGUE|
|LENGTH OF THE PRODUCTION||26 MIN|
|ON STAGE||16 DANCERS|
“The frenetic pace of contemporary life elicits us to stop for a moment and collect the legacy of time. Human beings, from their solitude, face the awareness of their finitude and the drama of not finding their definitive place in this world. This difficulty is in turn the gift that allows us to express ourselves and transmit our concerns from one generation to the next.
The person who leaves the cave versus the person who leaves their apartment in the 21st century is the same person that builds fictions where they do not find the answers that calm their spirit, asking themselves the same questions about life and death generation after generation. All fictions, from primitive rites to their manifestation in updated images, are developed in communion with the group.
Folklore is the expression of the customs and traditions of the peoples, it is the celebration of life and the honor of death through music, dance, symbols, legends or superstitions.
Folkå acts as a ceremony of our time that looks to the past to remind us that we continue to celebrate life, though mystical rites, here bathed in the fury of contemporaneity, where we continue to be part of an endless cycle.
Folkå is a song to life, a night of offering and celebration.”
- Marcos Morau