I can swim like the others
only I have a better memory
than the others. I have not
forgotten my former inability
to swim. But since I have not
forgotten it my ability to swim
is of no avail and I cannot
swim after all.
F. Kafka , Parables and Paradoxes
How does the surrounding, living world mould and modify our bodies and how can we talk about that?
Nereo drowning turn the body into a liquid mass of flesh, rolling and unfolding on the floor; an exploration into the materiality of the new bodily perception on a alienated contemporary society. The piece attempt against a body as a unique cultural and social construction exposing certain symptoms of repression, and for turning against itself the mechanisms of alienation it produces. What are the survival possibilities? or what is his capacity resistance?.
This project about the fish out of water has been ramificied is three parts: Nereo drowning - 15 minutes solo piece, Nereidas -15 minutes duet piece and Nereo drowning (and the Nereidas) - 50 minutes group piece.
Performed, choreographed and directed: Joaquín Collado
Dramaturgy: Nicolás Jongen
Costume design: Estela Miguel
Lighting and sound design: Ximo Rojo
With the support of: Escuela de dansa El Magatzem, Teatre El Musical, Government of Valence
El Respiradero//GetxoArte | Bilbao
23 Choreography Competition MasDanza | Palmas de Gran Canarias
Teatro Victoria | Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Festival Migrats (en breu) | Carmen's Cultural Center, Valencia
Cultural Center of the Spanish Embassy in Washington DC
Festival PalcoScenico danza| Torino
Dag Van de Dans | Spanish Embassy in Brussels
Choreography Competition Distrito de Tetuán | Madrid | #First price
International choreography competition Festival 10 Sentidos | Valencia