"Envoltura, historia y síncope" by Isabel de Naverán

[Comfort (Voyeur) Control] Cycle

• Day: December 14
• Hours: 7:00 p.m.
• Place: Aljub
• Free activity with previous registration

July 18, 1936, Bayonne. After hearing the news of the uprising, Antonia Mercé y Luque, a Spanish dancer and bailaora nicknamed La Argentina, in fateful harmony with the Second Republic, suffers a collapse and dies. She was 46 years old. History breaks and the artist breaks. Isabel de Naverán pursues, in close dialogue with the images, the echo of that blow, an individual convulsion that contains, in a representative and symbolic way, the collective pain that was approaching and that has resounded, at different times and in different ways, through other artists, some as apparently distant as the Japanese Kazuo Ohno, who needed to recover his dance fifty years after having seen it dance, Takao Kawaguchi, the dancer Rocío Molina or the writer Gertrude Stein.

“Envoltura, historia y síncope” is the name of a long-term research area that Isabel de Naverán has been developing since 2016 around the relationship between bodies and great History and the so-called minor stories of gestures and movements in dance. This performative conference is included in the cycle “[Comfort (Voyeur) Control]”, a programme curated by Tolo Cañellas, linked to the exhibition “Personae. Masks against barbarism” which reviews the Museum’s collection. A total of six artists and gcollectives participate: Itziar Okariz, Susy Gómez, El Palomar, Fito Conesa and Antoni Hervàs.


dance lectura performance república talks
14th December 2022 → 14th December 2022