Brittle Failure /
Paredes de Papel
photos by Rahi Rezvanicollaborators: Lesley Telford choreographer Yoko Seyama installation/scenography Loes Schakenbos lighting design (Madrid) Ellen Knops lighting design based on the idea of Loes Schakenbos (Den Haag, Vancouver) Iratxe Ansa performer Clyde Emmanuel Archer performer Fernando Carrion performer (Madrid) Miguel Oliveira performer (Den Haag, Vancouver) Kristine Suddaby scenographic assistant (Vancouver) based on a previous project by Heather and Lesley Telford
Brittle Failure also known as Paredes de Papel is a project exploring the the illusion of stability that often unravels. The house is the basic unit of our everyday lives, and is fundamental to our self-identity, but it periodically transforms. In considering the house as a symbol of permanence, this piece explores the fault lines of its inherent fragility. We live within these formed constructions but they are often less solid and predictable than we imagine. Unplanned disturbances shake the foundations of our ordered world.
This project was developed with the idea of shifting the use of the performance space. In collaboration with Yoko Seyama an installation is developed with the participation of the public leading into the performance. The installation is observed from the outside as a giant in a miniature city, the performance from the inside on a human scale.
*The full project description may be downloaded here:
- International Contemporary Dance Workshop Prague
- Arts Umbrella Dance Company | The Vancouver Observer
- 37˚ / Suburbia | The Göteborg Opera
- Spring Seminar 2013 @ Vancouver Ballet Society
- Herencia bajo el techo a dos aguas | EL PAÍS
- Coreografiar la casa de la vida | EL PAÍS
- MADRID EN DANZA 2012
- Teatro Corral de Comedias
- NDT Summer School
- Arts Umbrella