TxalapartaKukai Dantza + Jesús Rubio Gamo
Txalaparta is a new creation arising from the meeting between Kukai Dantza and Jesús Rubio Gamo. It has no limits. It is a space of freedom. Seven performers navigate the emotional space offered by the meeting point between traditionally rooted dance and a contemporary vision. A rhythm which arises from the earth, strikes in the present and rains as a voice onto the bodies built between memory and the construction of the future.
Txalaparta is the sound formed by the percussionists' blows, but once the musical act has ended, no one is the owner of what has been heard. You cannot seize hold of it, its nature defies any fixed form, each blow becomes an act of liberation which shapes the soul of its worker. The ways we listen to and perceive our own body become more profound, take flight. It is the multiplication of the potentialities of action; the evidence of this dough of different materials of which we are made.
Project Director: Jon Maya Sein. Choreography: Jesús Rubio Gamo. Artistic Director: Jesús Rubio Gamo, Jon Maya Sein. Performers: Alain Maya, Arantza Iglesias, Ibon Huarte, Izar Aizpuru, Izaro Urrestarazu, Nerea Vesga, Urko Mitxelena. Musical composition: Aitor Etxebarria. Lighting design: David Bernués. Costumes: Leire Santillán. Production and tour coordination: Doltza Oar-Arteta. Production, administration: Elena García. Assistance in Txalaparta: Aitor Beltran. Assistance in vocal technique: Imanol Elizasu. Technical team: Acrónica Producciones. Co-production: Errenteriako Udala, Malandain Ballet Biarritz, Victoria Eugenia Antzokia. Collaborating institutions: Eusko Jaurlaritza, Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia, Etxepare Euskal Institutua, INAEM, Laboral Kutxa.