La curva (The curve)
Israel Galván, Sevilla, Spain
Sunday 10. Nov. // 7.30 – 8.45 p.m. / Final Night
From 12 years
Towers were built from stacked chairs, which unexpectedly collapse. On the left a grand piano, on the right a table. Moments of silence, darkness, concentration on the essential. Israel Galván immerses himself in the world of the explorer, rediscovering the core of flamenco, stripping it of all ornamental accessories. Deconstruction and uncovering of the roots make this dance, burdened by clichés, suddenly appear as an abstract, modern art form.
Israel Galván – an exceptional dancer. In everyday life rather inconspicuous, slender and pale, on stage he transforms into a possessed dancer, unique in his kind and celebrated all over the world. In »La curva« (»The Curve«) he enters into a dialogue with the excellent Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, who has lived in New York since 1998 and is known above all as a specialist in contemporary music and jazz, as well as with the two well-known flamenco artists Inés Bacán and Bobote.
Israel Galván, born in 1973 in Seville, Andalusia, grew up in the tradition of flamenco. He learned as a child from his father, the dancer José Galván, and from his mother Eugenia de los Reyes. In 1994 he danced in the Compañía Andaluza de Danza and in 1998 he founded his own company. Among his most important pieces are “Tábula Rasa” (2006), »El final de este estado de cosas, redux« (»The end of this state of things, redux«, 2008) and »Lo real« (»The real«, 2012). He made a guest appearance at euro-scene Leipzig in 2011 with »Solo«.
Uraufführung: 07.12.2010, Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne
Produktion: A Negro Producciones – Chema Blanco & Cisco Casado, Sevilla
Koproduktion: Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
Das Gastspiel in Leipzig erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch die Botschaft von Spanien, Berlin.
Konzeption, Choreografie und musikalische Leitung: Israel Galván
Inszenierung: Txiki Berraondo
Komposition: Sylvie Courvoisier
Lichtdesign: Rubén Camacho
Tänzer: Israel Galván
Pianistin: Sylvie Courvoisier
Sängerin: Inés Bacán
Rhythmische Begleitung: Bobote
23rd Festival Year