DANZA CONTEMPORÁNEA DE CUBA
|CHOREOGRAPHY, COSTUMES||GEORGE CÉSPEDES|
|LENGHT OF PERFORMANCE||14 MIN|
|ON STAGE||4 DANCERS|
The attractiveness in The equation comes from the rivalry itself, from the struggle to make one criterion prevail over another, and from the result: the innocence of the "victor". The four dancers, incarnations of isolated powers, enter and leave the cube, first in ritual tone, then in frank contest. The couplings that occur at times between them -precisely sketched by Cespedes, and where the achieved figurations are mere pretext for a more transcendental idea-, reveal an unsuccessful approach in the field of tolerance. In the end, when the vigorous music of X Alfonso goes down and retreats, all remain outside the "temple" as they arrived: alone and in perennial doubt.
Using a sober, concentrated setting, this young man has composed a hymn to wisdom, safeguarding the integrity of Man, so many times in danger because of the most bestial selfishness.
By Randol Peresalas, Juventud Rebelde, January 28, 2006
George Céspedes is, as a choreographer, one of the great hopes of contemporary Cuban dance. He studied dance and choreography at the national dance school. After his graduation he joined the Danza Contemporánea de Cuba as first dancer and collaborated on the greater part of the repertoire of the company. In addition, he developed twenty pieces as choreographer for the Danza Contemporánea as well as for the Cuban national ballet, but also for different Cuban and international TV dance ensembles. He won a number of international prizes, among them the prize for the best choreography in the 2002 Ibero-American choreography competition and the Mexican Luna Prize in 2009 for his choreography to Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’.