Constelaciones

2012

50 minutes

Ideas

If a writer had to write with his eyes and a painter had to paint with his ears, how would a choreographer have to choreograph?

We have been irresistibly drawn to a painter: Joan Miró has entered our dreams; he has tinted our imagination with an explosion of colour, guiding us through a long journey.

Constelaciones is a cocktail made of sensations which have helped us to imagine a universe composed by the images Miró has always defied us with.

Aracaladanza has always trusted the potential of imagination. We consider it a powerful and essential instrument which allows us to change reality. It is, in time of desolation, the beginning of a never-ending pathway which makes the person freer.

Master of colour, Joan Miró fascinated us with the transparency and cleanness of his view.

His creativity allowed him to go beyond shapes and movements; he created a personal language full of light.

His craftsmanship, the result of a life of dedication, allowed him to master a diversity of languages which have endured through time as hallmarks of his commitment.

His uncompromised poetry and imaginary served him to create interpretations which encourage reflection on life.

His Mediterranean spirit convinced us to play again on stage. He made us want to evoke an emotional breath.

Synopsis

Joan Miró.
Artist.
Constelaciones.
Dream.

We enjoy hi scolours,
We play with his strokes,
We guess his intentions.

Smart reds, daring yellows
Appealing blues, amusing greens.
And black: concentrated!

A straight line, a square.
A curve, a circle.
And a point. And a stroke.

There is an eye, a face.
There is a fish, a star.
Long legs, huge bellies.

We paint on the sand
Many magical miracles.
Water erases them
And leaves the sand clean again.

Team

Concept and direction
Enrique Cabrera
Concept and direction
Enrique Cabrera
Choreography
Aracaladanza
Performers
Carolina Arija Gallardo
Jorge Brea Salgueiro
Lydia Martínez
Jonatan de Luis Mazagatos
Jimena Trueba Toca
COVER
Elena García Sánchez
Choreography assistant
Carolina Arija Gallardo
Raquel de la Plaza Húmera

Original music composition
Mariano Lozano P. Ramos / Luis Miguel Cobo
Others music
Numbers 1-4 – Simon Jeffes.
Music for a found harmonium – Simon Jeffes
© 1976 Editions Penguin Café Ltd.
Costume design
Elisa Sanz
Set design
Elisa Sanz
Enrique Cabrera
Lighting design
Pedro Yagüe
Stage video design
Álvaro Luna

Design and construction of objects
Ricardo Vergne
Puppets advisers
El Nudo Compañía Teatral
Crafting costumes
Ángeles Marín
Paloma Martínez
Assistant video design
Martín Aramburu
Production and national tour coordination
Patricia Torrero
Production and press design
Javier Torres

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Eduardo García

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Pedro Arnay

Elegant, creative and non-conventional…”
La Provence.com (Ed. Istres). Arnaud François, 12/02/2013
An impeccable show. A colour explosion. Conceptual surrealism on stage. Light. Colour. Light. Colour. Joy.”
Iria F. Silva. hoyenlacity.com, 18/12/2012
Constelaciones is a beautiful work.”
Prado Campos. Cadena Ser, 27/12/2012
…this show achieves something rare in the realm of shows for young audiences: the public bursts into standing ovations!”
El País (Cataluña). Clara Blanchar, 05/03/2013
Props appear and disappear throughout a succession of colourful and elegant scenes created out of the fantasies of the choreographer Enrique Cabrera.”
La Provence.com (Ed. Istres). Arnaud François, 12/02/2013
As it happens in painting, dance talks by itself. It is nice to think that what this company achieves on stage could happen every night in front of the pictures hanging at Fundación Joan Miró or at any other museum. In fact, seeing this show in a museum room would be the tops. He would love it.”
El País (Cataluña). Clara Blanchar, 05/03/2013
They are special, beautiful, and exquisite. Aracaladanza’s production values are impeccable. Their shows are ones of the best you can see.”
Prado Campos. Cadena Ser, 27/12/2012
Constelaciones, a poetic alchemy combining dance and painting.”
La Provence.com (Ed. Istres). Arnaud Diaz, 06/02/2013
With a thoughtful and subtle lighting design, the five dancers give life to the paintings by this great surrealist artist to the delight of the spectators.”
La Provence.com (Ed. Istres). Arnaud Diaz, 06/02/2013
Not only can’t you miss it, you have to repeat.”
Iria F. Silva. hoyenlacity.com, 18/12/2012
With a thoughtful and subtle lighting design, the five dancers give life to the paintings by this great surrealist artist to the delight of the spectators.”
La Provence.com (Ed. Istres). Arnaud Diaz, 06/02/2013
The final part is an explosion of colour: the dancers throw pieces of colourful fabrics a loft. They give life to a kind of surrealist canvas made of superimposed colours. The 500 spectators stood up to offer their ovation.”
La Provence.com (Ed. Istres). Arnaud François, 12/02/2013
The result is convincing and goes beyond Joan Miró’s aesthetic.”
Adolfo Simón. Que revienten los artistas. Revista digital de las artes escénicas., 28/12/2012
…He is still faithful to certain artistic and ethic principles that, these days, are commonly ignored in the supermarket of consumerism.”
El Mundo. Julia Martín, 27/12/2012
…He transforms the stage in a huge canvas in which bodies and shapes appear and disappear creating a multiplicity of beautiful forms.”
Adolfo Simón. Que revienten los artistas. Revista digital de las artes escénicas., 28/12/2012
They dance the colours, the textures, the emotions, even the materials: painting and brush-strokes. They dance and jump, laugh, roll, play, arch, fly, decompose, paint. ”
El País (Cataluña). Clara Blanchar, 05/03/2013

Constelaciones premiered on December 11, 2012 in Madrid at the Teatro de la Abadia.

Constelaciones is an Aracaladanza production, co-produced by the Madrid Regional Government, the Mercat de les Flors, Teatro de la Abadía; and in collaboration with Teatros del Canal, Ayuntamiento de Colmenar Viejo and Ayuntamiento de Arganda del Rey.

Constelaciones has finantial support from the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

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