Country Chile

Discipline Dance | Performance

Recomended for +6

Duration 40 minutes

Language Spanish

Dates January 15, 21.30h; January 16, 18.00 and 21.30h

Warning Uses strobe lighting

"Wherever we are, everything we hear is basically noise. When we ignore it, it perturbs us. When we listen to it, we’re fascinated by it”, said famous experimental composer John Cage. That’s where this piece is headed: towards exploring these unarticulated sounds, tackling the fidelity of noise and transforming it into something poetic. Ruido is a concert of movements, a cinematographic performance and a corporal landscape that brings together the visual arts, sound and dance-performance. It’s a live act created by the La Licuadora company, a multidisciplinary project created by choreographer and performer Rodrigo Chaverini, who’s joined by audiovisual artist Paulo Fernández and composer Emiliana Abril. It’s a performance in which new layers and dimensions are added to a strictly auditory element like noise and in which, as well as understanding it literally, sound is conceived as the organic edge of current technology, like an error in this era in which dissonant sounds can’t stand each other.

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Rodrigo Chaverini

(Chile)

Rodrigo Chaverini is a contemporary dance artist. His research is based on movement and the stage and this disciplinary crossover as a fabric that connects with a time/space that offers perceptive and sensorial opportunities. He is coordinator of La Licuadora, a project in which he invites artists from different disciplines to take part in creative laboratories. His work has been presented in Spain, Austria, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Costa Rica. He presented the performance Void at the 2018 Santiago a Mil Festival and Fónico at the Danzalborde International Festival. He works on collaborations at the Nave Center for Creation and at Dual Studio in Austria.

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Paulo Fernández

(Chile)

Paulo Fernández is a multimedia visual artist. He works converting pictorial procedures into digital and video formats, doing research using the body and movement in experimental video exercises and video installations for theatrical pieces. He has developed diverse projects, including Mute (7 pieces of videodance) (2010) and Fauna (2011), an experimental video-dance piece funded by the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center of New York (EMPAC). With these and other pieces, he has taken part in different festivals in Chile and abroad, in the area of experimental video.

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Emiliana Abril

(Chile)

Emiliana Abril is an artist who works with music and dance. Producer of beats and music and a composer and singer, she founded the solo project Kinética in 2010, winning the 2018 Pulsar Prize for best electronic music artist for her third album, released in 2017. She has played live sets and DJed in Mexico, Spain and Chile. She studied theater and dance and her search for new styles combining movement and sound has led her to collaborate on different multidisciplinary projects.

La Licuadora

La Licuadora is a project based on creation, whose interests lie in the crossover between contemporary dance and other disciplines and whose focus is on generating new experiences involving sensorial and perceptive opportunities. Its work is based on the invitation its creator and coordinator, Rodrigo Chaverini, extends to artists from different disciplines to take part in creative labs, from which multiple projects in different formats have emerged. These pieces have been performed at different venues and at local and international events in countries such as Spain, Austria, Brazil and Argentina.

Directed by Emiliana Abril, Rodrigo Chaverini, Paulo Fernández (La Licuadora) | Movement and performer Rodrigo Chaverini | Visual artist Paulo Fernández | Sound artist Emiliana Abril (Kinética) | Producer Francisco Medina | Staging consultant Sergio Mora-Díaz

  • According to Chaverini, the company describes this piece as something “in which we use our – audiovisual, sound and movement – disciplines to work with noise, creating something that needs the other disciplines to create a dialogue, in a crossover of different elements that play at a perceptual and sensorial level”. Fernández adds that "the play is about exploring the phenomenon that is noise - an anomaly of sound, visuality and movement - which we use to create an organic theatrical composition, blurring the lines between each one”.

  • This multidisciplinary piece filled with light, texture and movement is based on the following questions: To what extent is it a theater play, an installation or a sound piece? Or is it more like a piece of contemporary art that defies classification?

  • Ruido is the result of a dialogue between three creative minds. “It’s a collectively directed piece involving three very different artists and which expresses each of our artistic natures”, explains Emiliana Abril. Fernández, for his part, adds that “directing it occurred collaboratively between the three of us, allowing for an organic crossover between creative processes. The piece is a complex system of connected elements that make up an installation that borders on possible failure”.

  • According to its creators, the play’s main characteristics are related to an intense and fascinating sensorial experience, changing what is used from beginning to end and surprising the audience at every twist and turn.

  • La Licuadora’s members have obtained multiple awards for their work. Emiliana Abril has won the 2018 Pulsar Award for best performer, as well as the Audience Award at the second version of the 2007 Contemporary Dance Performers’ Contest at the Universidad Mayor. Among others, Paulo Fernández won an award honoring his career at the Experimental Audiovisual Design Awards (Fedaxv) in Valdivia in 2014 and at the EMPAC Dance Movies Commission in New York for his piece Fauna.
  • Performance. An avant-garde form of art in which the artist’s body is at the heart of the play and the play itself is made up of its actions, normally combining multiple elements such as the visual arts, music, dance and theater. It’s one of the artistic expressions to have transformed art in the middle of the twentieth century.

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