Whales, Stories of Giants
Hypermedia Dance Performance for Children (5 - 12 years old)
Coproduction between Spain, Mexico and Uruguay with the support of Iberescena
BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE AWARD - Performing Arts Europea Fair (FETEN 2015)
Innovative and interdisciplinary performance inspired by stories and legends and stories from Mexico and Chile tradition, where the interactivity between dance and 3D projections allow the viewer to immerse in ancient stories with a contemporary esthetic and narrative.
For its creators, located in different countries and interdisciplinary training, it’s about to eliminate geographical and temporary barriers (the journey of the whales is ancestral and goes from Baja California to the southern seas) but also the boundaries between fact and fiction thanks to the incorporation of new technologies, especially in stereoscopic 3D projections, which make this a show especially appealing to children and other “digital” audience.
"Whales, stories of giants" is a single story divided into four acts. The myths of the various geographies, Baja California and Chile, are intertwined, and so are the elements common to all humans, finally in the same world, with its seas and whales in mating ceremonies, and their deserts that speak of death as a part of evolution.
The creators, who belong to the dance companies Larumbe Danza (Spain), Pendulo Cero (Mexico), and Maria Paz Calabrano (Chile) interact with the virtual set, made by Sneo Mestizaje Projects (Spain/Uruguay), which consist on a screen in the background that projects stereoscopic 3D images. In this way, viewers go to the theater but see a show with 3D glasses as if they were at the movies.
Genre: Hypermedia contemporary Dance 3D / New stage languages
Audience: Children/Families (5 up to 12 years)
Full length: 45 min
LARUMBE DANZA (SPAIN)
PÉNDULO CERO (MEXICO)
SNEO MESTIZAJE PROJECTS (SPAIN / URUGUAY)
Choreography by: Daniela Merlo. Larumbe Danza. (Spain), Miroslava Wilson/David Mariano. Péndulo Cero (México) and María Paz (Chile).
Multimedia and Visual Effects: JmacGarin and Sebastián Alíes.
Set Design: Juan de Torres
Soundscape: JmacGarín (SNEO Mestizaje Projects)
Lighting Design: Lia Alves
Graphic Design: Súbito Red Desarrollos / Son Avalos / Jorge Barriuso
Administration: Mamen Cáceres
Production and Management: Lizbeth Pérez
General Producer: Juan de Torres