A cry for the freedom of transformation.
You haven’t heard applause and cheers like that in years in a Spanish dance performance. The enthusiasm at times brushed the Roman circus and that ended with everyone on their feet, with a merry ending more than debatable.
Roger Salas, “EL PAIS”
“When I was little I locked myself in my room and dressed in my mother’s green skirt. He adorned my hair with flowers, made up my makeup, and danced secretly. That dance was unthinkable outside those four walls ”.
From this intimate memory of childhood, Viva is born, in circumstances where social and artistic rules impose in some way that the artist must manifest himself according to his gender. After the illusion, desire and need have been isolated, remaining silent for years, Viva sees the light, recalling those moments. Leaving open that door that separates, what became private with the public.
A cry for the freedom of transformation, which does not always imply a way of masking, but rather nudity.
As a celebration key, Liñán proposes the plurality of dance, the different forms and the uniqueness of each one of them. Together with six bailaores-dancers, who will be in charge of exploring and diving into this fascinating universe of transvestism, and thus expose the formal part of these identities, which form our own nature.
Direction, Choreographic Direction, and Dance: Manuel Liñán
Scene Advisor: Alberto Velasco
Dancers: Manuel Liñán, Manuel Betanzos, Jonatán Miro, Hugo López, Miguel Heredia, Víctor Martin (granted by the BNE), and Daniel Ramos (granted by BNE)
Choroegraphers: Manuel Liñán, Manuel Betanzos, Jonatán Miro, Hugo López, Miguel Heredia, Víctor Martin y Daniel Ramos
Music: Francisco Vinuesa, Raul Márquez y Kike Terron
Musical Advisors: David Carpio y Antonio Campos
Guitar: Francisco Vinuesa
Cante: David Carpio y Ismael de la Rosa
Violín: Victor Pitarch Pronk “Guadiana”
Percussion: Kike Terrón
Light Design: Alvaro Estrada
Sound design: Enrique Cabañas
Costume Design: Yaiza Pinillos
Costume Fabrication: Gabi Besa, José Galván (Batas de colas)
Shoes: Arte Fyl
Characterization and Hairdressing: Mauro Gastón
Photography: MarcosGpunto and Sofía Cruz
Media/Press: Josi Cortes
Text: Adaptation of “Juego y teoría del duende” by Federico García Lorca
Executive Producer, Management, and Distibution: Ana Carrasco, Peineta Producciones