In this work “Cara pintada…”, I’m interested to talk about the essence of emotions, about the motivations that drive human beings. I follow an obsession, to keep my body alive, vibrating, constantly looking for opposites to scape from balance. This balance which extends in time and does not offer me anything in return.
The body is presented in this framework as an object, like an empty vessel to be filled, loading and turning until it loses its form and its content disappears.
The space, music, voices, objects, lights and shadows are imbedded in this imaginary game and extending into the body, thus translating the stories and emotions that arise in it, falling into a state of absurd, ridiculous and surreal and not hold in any narrative element. It is the belief that I deposit on my actions what makes sense, without judging, without waiting even any result. The emotions are mixed, melted and confused, there are no limits to get to feel what happens under the skin.
“Cara pintada, el salto de la Rana y otras pequeñas historias” wants to invite the viewer to enter into the intimacy of its forms, the intensity of its gestures and the secret that they hide.
This project was conceived in July 2008 but it doesn’t started until December 2009, with the advised of Ricardo Santana, and the music of Haru Mori. The work was developed between Madrid and Brussels with the collaboration of “Provisional Danza” and the “Centro Cultural García Lorca” (Brussels). Other supporting figures was Frank Chartier, artistic director of the belgium collective Peeping Tom, Carmen Werner, artistic director of Provisional Danza and Daniel Abreu, director of the company with his own name.
“Cara pintada, el salto de la Rana y otras pequeñas historias” was premiered in “Teatro Ensalle” Vigo, on the 4 of June, 2010.
Idea and direction: Janet Novás / Performer: Janet Novás / Assistant Director: Ricardo Santana / Original Music: Haru Mori / Costumes: Juana Rodríguez / Light design: Pedro Fresneda y Antón Ferreiro / Lighting technician: Paloma Parra / Photography: Piti Prieto y Juan Adrio / Lenght: 50min. / Collaboration: Provisional Danza (Madrid) y Centro Cultural García Lorca ( Bruselas)
Thanks: Frank Chartier y Gabriela Carrizo, Teatro Ensalle, Garage 29, Daniel Abreu, Haru Mori, Andrea Quintana, Antía Díaz, Sara Sampelayo, Katia Kissina, Fran, Rober, Marta, Uxía, Antón, Paco y Juana.