Vuelos

2015

50 minutes

Ideas

When in the mire of the apparently unnamable reality they thought that we had forgotten to dream, they were wrong. Despite the rigors of sadness, the magic of the imagination illuminated a pathway of wonders that allowed us to grow wings and fly.

Leonardo da Vinci wished for utopia with all his heart and undertook his work to bring it to fruition. And now, his undeniable legacy has become our inspiration: his visionary dream feeds our roots and his striking oeuvre nurtures our work.

For some time now, Aracaladanza has dived into the rainbow, discovered tiny paradises, sketched clouds and painted constellations. Now the dream of swimming in the sky, walking on water and flying on land is back.

We do it because we feel the need to share the certainty that freedom is only posible when we dare to dream about a fairer and freer world. A happier world. A more human world.

Vuelos is a contemporary dance show for children and families, which aims to spark enjoyment of all the senses, turning them, too, into a subversive tool that contributes to changing the world.

Synopsis

the wings of imagination set us free

… when unfolding them, we discover a universe of dreams which
give us images,
draw our anatomy,
play with geometry,
and
reveal perspective.

They allow us to fly.
To see nature (our own as well).
And along with dreams, to find our most secret ambitions.

A horseback journey turns us into birds
with the wings we secretly want.
And eating supper merrily (that last summer, which we tirelessly repeat!):
Welcome to the game!
To the dream!

  • Finalist 2017 MAX Award for Best Children’s Show
  • Finalist 2017 MAX Award for Best Costume Design – Elisa Sanz

Team

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
Raquel de la Plaza Húmera
Jimena Trueba Toca
Original music composition
Luis Miguel Cobo

Stage set and costume design
Elisa Sanz (AAPEE)
Lighting design
Pedro Yagüe (AAI)
Stage video design
Álvaro Luna (AAI)
Prop and machinery design
Ricardo Vergne
Elisa Sanz
Crafting props and machinery
Ricardo Vergne
Crafting costumes
Ángeles Marín
Finishing and painting costumes
María Calderón

Crafting stage sets
Sfumato
Mambo Decorados
Photography
Pedro Arnay
Production and national tour coordination
Patricia Torrero
Production and press design
Javier Torres
National distribution
Alberto Muyo
International distribution
Ana Sala – Ikebanah Artes Escénicas

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11: Pedro Arnay

10, 12: Emilio Tenorio

Aracaladanza constructs a wonderful show with the resources that are commonly part of its oeuvre. Projections, sophisticated lighting effects, referential props skillfully placed on the stage and dance, plenty of dance. ”
Iolanda G. Madariaga. Recomana.cat, 09/07/2016

A show that is impeccably crafted which will delight all audiences who see it.”

Adolfo Simón. Que revienten los artistas. Revista digital de las artes escénicas, 22/12/2015
… of the extraordinary expression power of movement. Note I say movement, not dance in the classical sense, but movement freed of the straitjackets imposed upon it by the tradition of dramatic dance; scenic poetry capable of evoking the worlds imagined by this great visionary who was Leonardo da Vinci and of liberating and stimulating our own capacity for fascination and astonishment for a few moments.”
Gordon Craig. Doctor Brigato blogspot.com, 04/01/2016
The designs and dancers are fabulous, and it is always engaging. There were plenty of children in the house and you barely heard a sound so rapt was their attention.”
David Mead. Seeing Dance. Reino Unido, 13/05/2016
´Vuelos´, an incredibly beautiful contemporary dance performance about the universe of Leonardo da Vinci.”
P. Antón Marín Estrada. El Comercio de Gijón, 21/02/2016
The company Aracaladanza offers a show of intricate elegance, in which the choreography of the dancers plays with lighting technique, audiovisual elements or objects, inviting us to revive the dream of flying.”
P. Antón Marín Estrada. El Comercio de Gijón, 21/02/2016
… of the extraordinary expression power of movement. Note I say movement, not dance in the classical sense, but movement freed of the straitjackets imposed upon it by the tradition of dramatic dance; scenic poetry capable of evoking the worlds imagined by this great visionary who was Leonardo da Vinci and of liberating and stimulating our own capacity for fascination and astonishment for a few moments.”
Gordon Craig. Doctor Brigato blogspot.com, 04/01/2016
If your family has not yet seen this little gem, don’t hesitate: they’ll thank you for it and you’ll leave delighted.”
Andrés Molinari. Periódico Ideal de Granada, 22/06/2016
A work at a frantic pace with perfect lighting which pleases both children and parents.”
Andrés Molinari. Periódico Ideal de Granada, 22/06/2016
Enrique Cabrera, along with his first-class creative team and exceptional performers, constructs a sober, luminous craft in which the forms and figures compose an exquisite puzzle that references the inventive universe of da Vinci.”
Adolfo Simón. Que revienten los artistas. Revista digital de las artes escénicas, 22/12/2015
Enrique Cabrera has created a show for children to feel the Oooh! mouth-watering, to dazzle through the game, to seduce through beautiful images.”
Andrés Molinari. Periódico Ideal de Granada, 22/06/2016
How often have we renounced movement! Well, Aracaladanza doesn’t. It is expressed in this way: with constant gestures, the geometry of the air and the movement of the unstable. ”
Jordi Sora i Domenjó. Escena de la memoria, 06/07/2016
… featuring overwhelming artistic serenity and a choreographed rhythm brimming with surprises; it conveys a profound message of optimism and emotional impetus. Flying as an act of hope, as a struggle for dreams, as an example of how the impossible, though unreachable, is still totally necessary for the human spirit. ”
Jordi Sora i Domenjó. Escena de la memoria, 06/07/2016

Vuelos premiered on October 25th, 2015 in Arganda del Rey (Madrid) at Auditorio Montserrat Caballé.

Vuelos is a production of Aracaladanza in co-production with Sadler’s Wells Theatre (London), Teatro de la Abadía (Madrid), Nottingham Lakeside Arts (Nottingham – UK) and Comunidad de Madrid. And in conjunction with the Festival Grec 2016 (Barcelona).

Vuelos has the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports for its national tours.

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