Work in progress by Paola Madrid
As promised, the second out of three presentations of Paola Madrid`s work in progress is here!
Paola is a Mexican dancer, choreographer and teacher who lives in Brussels. She is the artistic director of SORTA dance company.
During her residency she would be conducting a research in regard to her new project - "AFTER". She examines the idea of glory (splendor) as a methaphor of social imaginary.
Together with her artistic team and co-creators of the piece: Lisa Bless, Julia Farber, Rafa Ragat, Jenna Hendry, Emeric Rabot and Alfonso López, they will be experimenting with building micro universes where they will be confronted with collisions, changes and moments of enlightenment. The performers/dancers will give birth to their characters and from there, they will develop a specific physicality, which will be the starting point for creating choreographic phrases and interactions within the AFTER project.
AFTER aims to explore expired glories and the captivating beauty in those spaces (perhaps within ourselves and even entire communities) almost marginalized - almost forgotten.
Derida Dance Center Residency program is one of the most fundamental and successful programs that the dance organization has been developing since 2010. Its purpose is to support choreographers from Bulgaria and abroad in creating their dance performances, using Derida Dance Center`s resources.
The project is pаrt of the Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality for 2019.