¿HASTA DONDE…?

9 SEPT

LOCATION & HOUR TO BE REVEALED SOON

 

a performance by the Sharon Fridman Dance Company (Spain)

Artistic Direction: Sharon Fridman
Choreography: Sharon Fridman, in collaboration with the dancers
Choreography Assistants: Arthur Bernard-Bazin and Carlos Fernández
Dancers: Sharon Fridman and Juan Carlos Toledo
Original Music: Luis Miguel Cobo
Costumes: MIZO by Inbal Ben Zaken
Production Manager: Lola Ortiz de Lanzagorta

Produced with the support of INAEM, Comunidad de Madrid, Centro de Danza Canal, Centro Coreográfico La Gomera and Centro

 

Hasta dónde...? is a contemporary dance duet based on the technique of contact. 
Rendered to the drift of the body, we began to abandon that which prevented us from being. Grass, stone, ground, linoleum, sand, wood, sea water: these are some of the surfaces on which ¿Hasta dónde...? has already been played. A market, a museum, in front of a cinema, a business centre, a theatre, a pontoon over the river, a viewpoint, a square, a monastery, the beach, a park in the outskirts: these are the colourful stages where ¿Hasta dónde...? has left its traces. Given the fact that it is played in diverse places and mostly on the street, the ¿Hasta dónde…? audience has always been diverse and multiple too. It was always a pleasure to notice that despite the diversity, wonder and enjoyment reaction is common everywhere.

This 20 minute play has been taken from “Almenos dos caras", which was performed for the first time in Festival de Otoño en Primavera 2011. Since it was firstly performed in Festival Mudanzas in Cartagena (Murcia), in april 2011, the duet has toured more than 30 cities worlwide. In July 2011 the piece received the first prize and the audience award at Choreography Contest Burgos-New York. In June 2012 Sharon Fridman received for ¿Hasta dónde…? choreography the Alicia Alonso ICC´ 12 Latin American prize presented by Fundación Autor and The National Ballet of Cuba.

¿Hasta dónde...? is a struggle between two sides, the inner sides we all somehow contain. The manipulation we practice on ourselves to get... how far? (¿Hasta dónde...?) How far can you transmit? how far can you suffer? how far can you pull or let yourself being pulled? This is the concept of this piece of work. We went to physical manipulation limits between two bodies and we began to break walls down. No side is a winner. My goal was to find a common world, where you’re giving 100%, supporting the other and trusting him. In every movement there is a lot of freedom to improvise and decide which direction to take: it is the opportunity given to me by the other body. I have always worked this way, connecting with another soul, another person and body, and telling another story based on the relationship that arises during work.
— Sharon FRIDMAN
A waltz appears approaching each other, between us emerges a bridge, a possibility. The whereabouts of the trip is unknown but we know that no return or fluctuation is possible. We´ll recognize us after the threshold, the outbreak of the road where our bodies finish the descent on the ground. We must first descend to climb, how far...? (¿hasta dónde…?)
— Antonio RAMÍREZ-STABIVO, Playwright

PRESS REVIEWS

A gem of intensity and nuances, a lack of love towards chaos duo.
— Roger SALAS, El País, June 20, 2012
...when Sharon Fridman and Arthur Bernard finished their performance, the building almost collapsed by the applauses... what they did on stage was full of magic.
— Angélica González, Diario de Burgos, July 30, 2011
The first prize of the jury and the audience award went with overwhelming unanimity to the Israeli choreographer Sharon Fridman, for a very precise duet, very spectacular, that takes full advantage of dancecontactpossibilities,through a continuous movements chain of both dancers, Arthur Bernard Bazinand Fridman himself, which is subjected to rapid tempos with short moments of relaxation.
— Rosa Sanz Hermida, ABC, August 1, 2011