an hour OF ecstasy, exhaustion and reflection

Experience an evening with two performances signed by the Spaniard Jesús Rubio Gamo. Both pieces deal with the transience of time, but their tempos and expressions are totally different.  Be prepared to experience an exhausting duet performed to Ravel’s Bolero and although you have been sitting still trough out the performance your muscles are exhausted. On the other-hand you are invited to enjoy a more deliberative state of mind in the solo number now that we are not too old yet and to capture the movements of dance. It will be an hour filled with ecstasy, exhaustion and reflection – the art of dance at its very best.

ABOUT THE COREOGRAPHER
Jesús Rubio Gamo is a freelance choreographer based in Madrid. He has taken two master’s degrees in dance and has presented his art at national as well as international festivals. His performances have been performed on stages as well as museums, plazas and streets. For two years in a row, the European dance-net organization Aerowaves have selected Jesús´ performances.

press QUOTES

“Spanish Jesús Rubio Gamo’s work has seductive and riveting energy. His duet “Bolero” presents two dancers relentlessly pushing each other through fatiguing routines (a combination of constant lightness and hurling/flinging rounds on the floor) far beyond Ravel’s intensifying march of repetition. May it be a metaphor of a couple or an entire people’s will to endure and get out on the other side of the crisis.”
Weekendavisen, Copenhaguen (BOLERO)

“A physical and emotional promenade that departs from total serenity to get to a heartbreaking state reminiscent of Francis Bacon’s paintings”
Omar Khan, Susy Q Magazine (ON Now)

“Classical poses turn into tilts and lyrical, Limon-like flow and everything synergises so that this one person incarnates an entire cosmos of nostalgia, melancholy and bravery for the future.”
Fotis Iliopoulos, Springback Academy (ON Now)

 

credits

Bolero

A dance piece by Jesús Rubio Gamo
Performers: Clara Pampyn and Alberto Alonso
Assistant to the choreographer: Jorge Brea
Music: Maurice Ravel
Costumes: Naldi Fernandes
Light design: Carmen Martínez
Photo: Christoffer Brekne
Length: 16 min
This production has been supported by Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Coreógrafos en Comunidad, Estudio de Danza Carmen Senra, Centro de Danza Canal and Comunidad de Madrid.

now that we are not too old yet

Dance: Jesús Rubio Gamo
Music: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Outside eyes: Marta Alonso and Elena Córdoba
Lighting design: Carmen Martínez
Costume: Naldi Fernandes
Photos: Jesús Vallinas
Length: 30 min
This work was premiered at Festival Internacional Danza_MOS, Teatro del Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, on the 8th October 2016.
It has been supported by DT Espacio Escénico, Comunidad de Madrid, Conde Duque and Teatros del Canal.