I AM: Contemporary Dance Performance by Anima May
A contemporary dance experiment
I AM is a contemporary dance experiment where emotional metamorphosis turns into conscious movement. In the performance, three female protagonists interpreted by Leila Patzies, Breanne Saxton, and Greta Schuster take the audience on a journey towards self-discovery, self-acceptance and self-love.
The three acts
6 Actors/Extras are chosen to be on stage during the performance functioning as the “human scenography”.
They represent the judges, the manipulators, society’s rules and even our inner critics. They serve as mirrors, props, décor and human receptacles of the dancers emotions.
Each member executes certain simple tasks. Sometimes they sit down in different formations across the stage, get closer to one specific dancer or just turn around giving their back to the audience.
The dancers are sometimes aware and sometimes unaware of their presence.
The audience is immersed in an electronic music score composed by Alberto Fiori mixed with a sophisticated sound design built with real organic recognisable sound effects, like the heartbeat, the sound of inner bowels and the judgemental whispers of people and their mocking laughs. The spectators feel the emotions of the characters in their own skin and body.
The atmosphere created by the light composition by Shaly López, accompanies the movement of the dancers and the human scenography. The stage is divided in sections and light or darkness evoke our human struggle for balance and guides the viewers attention.
The choreography is reinforced by visual art by film director Alejandro Marcos. The projections are visual allegories of the subconscious, and an artistic and emotional insight into the relation with our bodies.
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