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 social construction exposing certain symptoms of repression, and for turning against itself the mechanisms of alienation it produces. What is his capacity resistance to survive in the middle of a world where he has no place?.
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