Dance

Performance

Intervención urbana

EMERGER

By José Vidal & Cía

Chile

  • 50 minutes
  • General Audience

More than a hundred dancers - both professionals and members of the public - star in this impressive piece by outstanding choreographer José Vidal, highlighting the power groups can have.


Emerger is a performance that brings 21 Chilean and 20 foreign performers from countries like Germany, Turkey, Italy, Syria, France, Denmark and Japan to the stage, as well as a group of musicians and visual, vocal and lighting artists. Hundreds of citizens will join them - 80 people from each of the three neighborhoods where it will be put on - who only have to sign up in advance to be part of a dance piece that will take over different areas of the city. Emerger emerged from Emergenz, a piece created by renowned Chilean choreographer José Vidal, which was premiered in Hamburg in 2019 as part of a production by Kampnagel, one of the most important performing arts centers in the world. Given what’s occurring socially and culturally in Chile at the moment, José Vidal decided to transform part of his initial piece and create Emerger, which, in a change from the original, will take to the streets in a move the company has defined as “a call for loving resistance; to take shelter in a sense of community, in profound and questioning group work and in the energy of bodies in movement, in order to emotionally transform and have an impact on our society”.

The aim of Emerger is to provide an opportunity for people from different places to bond and connect in a single place: one that encourages the democratization of the arts and creates a single movement, empowering people through creativity and movement.

Emerger is a Kampnagel Kultur Fabrik and Jose Vidal & Cia production, Teatro a Mil Foundation coproduction, with support from Centro de Residencia Nave. Rehearsals and shows supported by Comité Vida Sustentable, Junta de Vecinos N° 2, Comisión Medioambiente Asamblea Villa Portales and Festival de Artes Escénicas Matices de Ilusión de Cerro Navia. La Legua shows supported by Cultura San Joaquín.


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Directed by: José Vidal | Musical score, sound designer and live DJ set: Diego Noguera Berger | Assistant directors: Andrés Escobar, Daniella Santibañez | DJ set: Damián Ketterer | Producers: Mayo Rodríguez Baeza, Catalina Avaria Arriagada | Lighting designer and technical manager: Julio Escobar Mellado | Vocal sound designer: Silvia Vivanco | Sound engineer: Enrique Olivares | Creative consultant: Andrea Gana, Octavio Gana (Delightlab) | Press & publicity: Artemisa Cifuentes, Francisca Maturana | Community Manager: Darío Oyarzún | Photographs: @cdutrey || Kampnagel Team – Producer: Christine Focken | Curation/Partnerships: Uta Lambetz | Directed by: Amelie Deuflhard || Chilean cast: Andrés Escobar, Alexandra Miller, Alejandro Ferreira, Bruno Torres, Damián Ketterer, Daniela Santibáñez, Marcela Torres, Benjamín Marchant, Tomás Riveros, César Avendaño, César Cisternas, Jesús Briceño, Darío Oyarzun, Francisca Maturana, Yanara Salinas, Ximena Puccio, Raffaela di Girolamo, Catalina Avaria, Mayo Rodríguez, Francisca Concha, Alan Ibáñez, Simón Pascal, Nibaldo Manríquez, Marie Hubert | German cast: Aleksandra Kovacevic-Lando | Amelie Friederike Schulz-Giese | Ann-Leonie Niß | Anna Rosa Lindenborn | Anna Schneider | Elvan Tekin | Emma Hedemann Christensen | Francesca Greta Karoline Waehnelt | Ida Hørlyck Thomsen | Ioanna Kerasopoulou | Larissa Saskia Potapov | Lena Strützke | Liv Maria Pedersen | Luca Pellegrini | Magdalena Lermer | Marie Jasmin Deuflhard | Nadja Häussler | Sophia Lara Otto | Victor Bolzmann | Production: Kampnagel Kultur Fabrik and Jose Vidal & Cia | Coproduction: Teatro a Mil Foundation | Supported by Centro de Residencia Nave.

—It’s much more than just dance. Its predecessor, Emergenz, was praised by German critics for its sociological impact, bringing together dozens of people from different backgrounds, jobs and ages in a single event.

—The chance to see what’s new from Chilean choreographer José Vidal, one of the main role models of contemporary Chilean dance and someone who looks deeper into why people form groups, communities and societies as the sum of their individual selves. Vidal was also responsible for the electrifying choreography in Ema, the latest film by award-winning Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín.

—Find out more about the work of choreographer José Vidal on his official website

—Find out more about the work of composer Diego Noguera on Spotify

Emerger on social media

—On Instagram, @josevidalycompania

—On Twitter, @JosevidalyCia

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