“A Night of Dreams for the Middle-Aged…”
The term “JOVATO” is an expression derived from the jargon of the Buenos Aires tango scene, referring to a young person old in spirit, or an old person young in spirit. “Jovato” or “Jovata” can also refer to a middle-aged person who, depending on the eyes that behold, appears old or young.
This expression also encapsulates the feelings of the choreographers and directors of LARUMBEDanza, Juan de Torres and Daniela Merlo, in their most recent project together with guest actor Pepe Navío. Based on the assumption that they are jovatos, they unravel the complexes of such a state, and unveil their innermost feelings in this performance.
This revelation makes us reflect on the three-dimensional nature of human vision; it constantly compels us to ask ourselves how others perceive us, and how instinct makes us contemplate and judge others. It also makes us think about how difficult it is to contemplate and judge oneself, not to mention reflect on the very relativity of truth.
In terms of genre, we prefer to leave it up to the good judgment of the spectator to categorise this performance. Suffice it to say that what can be expected from us is a choreographic conception where action, movement and text merge from the interaction between the dancers and the actor, the intervention of different virtual characters, as well as the direct involvement of the audience.
Idea, staging and Choreography: Daniela Merlo / Juan de Torres
Dancers: Juan de Torres / Daniela Merlo
Actor: Pepe Navío
Original Music: Mauricio Corretjé
Additional Music: Patty Pravo, Lali Puna, Deaf Center, The Knife / Lulo Torres
Text: Gabriel Celaya / Fernando Alonso Baraona
Light Design: Lía Álves
Multimedia Creation: Jorge Barriuso
Wardrobe Design: Carmen Bofarull
Graphic Design: Juanma Contreras / Son Ávalos
Photography: Pedro Arnay
Assistant Producer: José González
Administration: Mamen Cáceres
Management: Lizbeth Pérez
Director and General Producer: Juan de Torres