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Luisa Fernanda Alfonso: Masterpiece

17.05.2024 to 18.05.2024 - Tanzquartier Wien

Luisa Fernanda Alfonso: Masterpiece


© Margot Sparkes © Margot Sparkes

Fri 17. & Sat 18.05., 19.30h, Dance/Performance/Music, Austrian Premiere

Out of her fascinations and frustrations, Luisa Fernanda Alfonso embodies and turns around the archetypes of The Character Dancer and The Mariachi – characterised for being hyper-dramatic, hyper-virtuous and hyper-gendered. "Masterpiece" explores both their excesses in the tumult of nostalgic and Latin American associations, hijacking the dance from its legitimacy, legacy and traditions. How can we create conditions for these archetypes to exist with us today? How to find pleasure in spaces where we no longer know how to position ourselves? What resonates through our simultaneous fascination and irritation?

In collaboration with composer Peter Rubel and an abundance of loudspeakers, "Masterpiece" deals with the poetics of building, unbuilding, repeating, modulating, interrupting and abandoning dances and songs, which attempt to exist within consonance and dissonance. By repurposing loudspeakers as sound sculptures, affect carriers, acoustic partners and lovers, Luisa Fernanda Alfonso sentimentally indulges with them in singing covers of "El Cascabel" by Lorenzo Barcelata, "Me Estoy Acostumbrando a Ti" by Pepe Aguilar, "Te Llevaré" by Lisandro Meza, "Inocente Probe Amigo" and "Amor Eterno" by Juan Gabriel.

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opening hours

mo-fri:9 – 19.30h
sat:10 – 19.30h


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