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Choreographic Competition 10 Sentidos 2020

La Mutant Espai D’arts Vives

September 20th | 11-14h / 17-20h

Since 2015, the 10 Sentidos Choreography Contest is a key event in the program of the Festival 10 Sentidos every year. In each edition eight dance creators are selected by the artistic direction of the Festival, from more than 300 proposals received from all over the world, with the aim of highlighting new languages and offering new landscapes in the field of contemporary dance. The Festival 10 Sentidos is always committed to a programme where established artists and new talents coexist, and this choreographic meeting has become a reference platform to promote and project the work of emerging choreographers from all continents.

In the 2020 event, eight vibrant proposals of the most current dance from all over the world will be shown. Originality, quality and new languages of movement will be the main features of this meeting held this year at La Mutant. On the other hand, the programme of the Festival 10 Sentidos, in itself, is closely related to the motto of this edition of the contest, as the eight proposals come from eight young creators from the international dance scene.

The jury of the 10 Sentidos 2020 Choreography Contest is made up of Roberto Fratini, Marc Olivé, Lorenzo Pappagallo, Gaston Core, Marta Banyuls, Mar Jiménez, e Inma García.


Kenji Shinohe | K(-A-)O

The theme of the piece is the “symbolization of feelings”. Based on my own experiences I felt that human emotional expressions become poorer in the information society. On the internet we can have a neutral face even if we are happy or sad during a communication, or pretend another emotion which we don’t feel in that moment. But normally we send emoticons and symbols according to our own feelings. While doing so, all the infinite expressions and emotions of a human being become poorer and less complex. “K(-A-)O” is a question to you: how can we get back to our own feelings?

Catarina Casqueiro y Tiago Coelho | Mattik

We believe that the planet would be a much better place to live in if people would really worry about him. Unfortunately, money is the great trophy of all times and the things that really matters are being extinguished at the speed of light. We, choreographers and dancers of these same creations, are young but conscious that without a sustainable planet, life cannot endure. Our play is inspired in the thousands of species that have been decimated due to the negligence of humans, who are the true devil of this paradise.

Jacob Gómez | Meohadim

Meohadim is a piece that talks about the connection between 5 women. These are played by the 5 sisters of the choreographer. The piece talks about the connection between them. Talking eyes, fast and slow movements that contrast with each other. The movement is created from the dancers’ own experiences and memories of their lives. The choreographer wants to make it clear that life must always be felt with a bit of humour. That is why he highlights a song to life, a determining phrase in the 80s: “Girls just want to have fun”.

Guillem Góngora Moral | Out of the blue

Out of the blue revolves around the reality of our dreams. The play shows the consequences of anxiety about the future through dreams: how real is our unconscious? It is a journey that alternates waking and sleeping through the dancers, where order and chaos collide, showing experiences that we usually ignore. We take the audience through various scales of intensity that seek resolution. We interpret REM sleep and show it through the physical qualities of activity and relaxation. The dancers and the audience embark on a journey of structured chaos in which personal experiences of anxiety are transmitted through exhaustion caused by the repetition of movements.

Ángela Carbajo | Proyecto CuCú

Distance and time; a matter of now. Measures of encounter between people. The distances, steps in time controlled in measures of the created space. Movements in search of places, positions and encounters driven by emotions, sensations, changes or breaks. The clock measures an uncertain future. Everything in its measure, everything is danced. This is an emerging project made up of the dancers Rosa Sanz and Ángela Carbajo who combine their knowledge and professional careers to create this synergy based on flamenco and Spanish dance. The “Proyecto CuCú” is a proposal that arises from the concerns of these artists to show through dance the adaptation of people to the extent of life with the conscious need to think about the past to know in the present how to project the future.

Anna Jacobs | I am a poem, there is no way out

I am a poem, there is no way out takes place in a shadow world of hidden truths. The work is a prophecy of what happens if we cannot define what we see; the unknown becomes the known, the invisible becomes the visible and the anonymous reveals itself. The duet is an endless dream where what we see and feel is constantly being redefined, an intimate dialogue between identity and anonymity, two seemingly conflicting opposites. The performance is led by and set to the powerful prose of Charles Bukowski. “If I never see you again / I will always carry you inside / outside / on my fingertips / and at brain edges / and in centers / centers / of what I am / of what remains” – Charles Bukowski.

Brandon Lagaert | Subdued

Subdued is a short performative dance solo accessible for all kinds of audiences because of its simple but compelling narrative and captivating movements. Subdued is about a man, or rather his body, who has the biggest struggles with the smallest of tasks. The surrounding objects subdue him and play with his mind which forces his body to express these excessive feelings. He has troubles understanding what his body is doing and the more he tries to control it, the less he has an impact on it. This also translates towards the audience, who witnesses a transformative body which takes on unnatural shapes. Something as trivial as opening a bottle of water can be taunting when your body doesn’t do what your mind commands it.