La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival: Valetango Company presents "Confianza (Trust)"
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
Confianza (Trust) (World Premiere)
Saturday, April 30, at 7pm, Sunday, May 1, at 2pm
Ellen Stewart Theatre
In Confianza four performers investigate how to listen deeply and open a door to transformation. They ask when trust is a burden and when it is a gift, when well grounded and when elusive, if it’s possible to love powerfully without compromising one’s own center. Confianza, which means trustin Spanish, highlights tango’s main legacy: the radical lead-flow interdependency, and expands it beyond embrace. In tango, even the smallest shift of weight is a step. There are no set counts and no set patterns. There is only a communication of weight, direction, intensity, and timing. The company translates tango improvisation to a broad dance vocabulary imbued with theatrical intent. Confianza delves into the fragile balance of trust and distrust negotiated in ambivalent relationships and explores the impact of trust as a source of meaning and growth. Conceived and created by Valeria Solomonoff, and collaboratively choreographed by performers Rodney Hamilton, Orlando Reyes Ibarra, Alondra Meek, and Solomonoff. Dramatic direction, stage design, and text by Orlando Pabotoy. Lighting design by Charlotte Seeling, costume design by Gail Baldoni.
Valeria Solomonoff and Rodney Hamilton; photo by David Watts Jr
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