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Sunset on Mars

Two characters, a man and a woman, stand on the scene. In a society characterized by the saturation of information and stimuli, by materialism and a loss of moral values, they find themselves in deep crisis. Confronted with the loss of their individuality and a total alienation of the “real” life, their ultimate challenge is to establish a profound mutual approach.  Their bodies are the only instrument to create this encounter.  Will they succeed in freeing themselves from the darkness of this society?

 

From 1998 until 2008 the Spanish dancer Germán Jauregui has worked with the Belgian dance company Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus, touring several performances worldwide:  In Spite of Wishing and Wanting (1999), “Inasmuch as Life is borrowed...” (2000), Scratching the Inner Fields (as movement assistant) (2001), Blush (2002), Sonic Boom (2003), PUUR (2005) en Spiegel (2006). In the meantime he also developed his skills as a dance teacher, leading classes and workshops internationally. 

 

In 2002 he created El Rato de José together with Jorge Jauregui and Idoia Zabaleta. More recently Germán also participated in the European project Sites of Imagination (2007) in which five teams of artists from different disciplines from several European cities and Beirut were invited to think about the contemporary city and the ideal city. Over a period of six months, the participants developed a series of researches, residencies and meetings, with the ultimate objective to create five works of art. The Spanish team, of which Germán was a member, created the performance 4 itinerarios y otras fotos. In June 2008 Germán created the solo ISAAC, which premièred at the Festival Trayectos in Zaragoza (ES) and has been presented at several other summer festivals.

Sunset on Mars is the first creation he produces with his own production structure Sonda.

 

CREDITS

 

ARTISTIC Direction & CHOREOGRAPHY: Germán Jauregui        

Creation & interpretation: Germán Jauregui & Elena Fokina

Original music: Borja Ramos

Light creation: Francis Gahide

TEXT: Elena Fokina & Germán Jauregui

OFF VOICE: Pep Ramis (ENG/ES), Manuel Ronda (IT), Benoît Gob (FR)

COSTUMES: Nathalie Osinski

ARTISTIC COLABORATION: Maria Muñoz

 

MuSIC

OrigINAL MUSIC: Borja Ramos

MuSICAL DIRECTION: Iker Sánchez

Sigma Project: Andrés Gomis (soprano saxophone), Rodrigo Vila (alto saxophone), José Miguel Cantero (tenor saxophone), Josetxo Silguero (bariton saxophone)

Krater Ensemble: Xabier Gil (violin), Rosa San Martín (viola), Estibaliz Oraá (violoncello)

Drums: Hasier Oleaga

Double bass: Gonzalo Tejada

DOUBLE BASS, ELECTRIC BASS: Gonzalo Tejada

eleCtriC gUITAR, aCOUSTIC gUITAR: Arturo Blasco

eleCtriC gUITAR, piano, electronics: Borja Ramos

Coordinator Krater Ensemble: Iñaki Telleria

RECORDING, MIX & MASTERING: Juanan Ros at El Cantón de la Soledad (Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES)

 

Production: Sonda (Brussels, BE), & Allue Danza (Bilbao, ES)

Coproduction: Maison de la Culture d’Amiens (FR), Jardin d´Europe

In collaboration WITH: ulti’mates/Ultima Vez (Brussels, BE), Dantzaldia- La Fundición Bilbao (ES), deBuren (Brussels, BE)

Residencies: Inteatro (Polverigi, IT), DeVIR-Capa – Centro de Artes Preformativas do Algarve (Faro, PT), Centro de Creación L'animal a l’esquena (Girona, ES), ulti’mates/Ultima Vez & Workspace Brussels (BE), Maison de la Culture d’Amiens (FR)

With the support of: Departamento de Cultura del Gobierno Vasco, Jardin d’Europe is supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union

THANKS TO: Ultima Vez, Mal Pelo, L’animal a l’esquena, Manuel Ronda, Carme Puigdevalli, Fred Debrock, Mónica Castell, Julie Waddington

 

Premiere: July 1, 2009 at Julidans NEXT, Amsterdam (NL)

Further Touring:
Inteatro, Polverigi (IT) / July 4, 2009; Cultuurcentrum
Kortrijk (BE) / October 28, 2009; De Warande, Turnhout (BE) / November 27,
2009; Working Title Festival #3, KVS_BOX, Brussels (BE) / December 11, 2009 

April 27, 28, 2012 / Coimbra (PT)
April 30, 2012 / Evora (PT)
May 4, 2012 / Braga (PT)

 

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