Once again Museo Reina Sofía is collaborating with Mov_s, an event directed by professionals of the moving arts, dance and contemporary creation. The previous edition of Mov_s was held in Madrid, with the Museum hosting its thought and debate activities.
On this occasion the Museum provides a space in which to reflect on operations in the area of dance in Latin America today, and to share lines of thinking and experiences. It is a collaborative working process that culminates in the gathering of Spanish and Latin American professionals, groups and organisations related to dance, the moving arts and contemporary creation held in Cádiz from June 14 to 17.
From among the series of shows that Mov_s has programmed in Cádiz, as part of that city's International Dance Festival, the Museum presents in its own venues the work of the Mexican company tumàka't contemporary dance , “Yo antes es ahora” by the director Luis Biasotto. This performance is an opportunity for the Museum to put the spotlight on contemporary artistic proposals. In this piece, the performers recreate false identities developed from their own experiences and the voice of the spectators.
Idea and direction: Luis Biasotto
Music: Hot Chip, Raum, Elias Puc
Lighting, costume and stage design: Mauricio Ascencio
About the company
tumàka't contemporary dance was created in 2007 under the direction of Vania Duran. The company's mission is to stimulate and promote contemporary dance through the creation, production and dissemination of choreographic works, through teaching activities and through artistic exchange.
The company has been presented at the Oc-'Ohtic Festival of Contemporary Dance, the Cultural Autumn Festival and the Festival of the Arts in Mérida, Yucatán. It has also participated at the International Dance Festival of Oaxaca, at Teatro de la Danza, in Mexico City, at the 1st Circuit of Performing Arts in Zona Sur, as part of the Festival Puro Teatro 2010, at Festival Revueltas (Durango, Mexico), at Cádiz en danza, at Barcelona's Dies de dansa, and others.
About the director
Born in Cordoba, Argentina, he studied performing arts and is now a playwright, choreographer, dancer and actor. As co-director of the company Krapp, which he created in 1998 with Luciana Acuña, he directed various works that have been performed in the U.S., Brazil, Venezuela, Portugal, Spain and Mexico. He has received support for his creative activity in the form of funding by Fundación Antorchas, El Instituto Prodanza, Fondo Nacional de las Artes and INT, and was a nominee for the Knox Foundation merit award for the activity of the Krapp group in 2009 and also for the Trinidad Guevara prize for best choreographer in 2010. He currently teaches composition at the National University Institute of Art associated with the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
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