A Personal Trip
The second one was in the Theatre Ovidi Montllor, as in the videos above and on left, where public would share the space with the performers and was allowed to circulate freely in the space. Several actions/scenes would often happen in the same time.
Third version of A Personal Trip, with four dancers found its place in the hall of MACBA (Museum of the Contemporary Arts of Barcelona), where the structure would not only play with the fragmented space, but also a fragmented time. Each dancer would have aleatory trajectory between 6 spots in the space. They would dance in each during a time, 1 to 5min (duration picked in aleatory way, just before the performance), with a defined movement task, also picked in an aleatory way.
The piece structure, content and scenography comes from the study of gaze. How the gaze changes from one moment to another, from one person to another? What factors count in the creation of the opinion/point of view? A trajectory? Memory? Perspective? Is it a gaze that defines the space of representation or is it the use of space that determines what and how we look at? What makes us get closer or take a distance? Till what point we can feel free to take decisions in an dispositive where everyone, as much the performer as the public doesn't know exactly what is going to happen?
A Personal Trip had three different fases or versions. One presented in La Poderosa where we experimented sharing the space with the public, but without any scenography elements, and playing with an extra element of "shared characters" (photos under).
Photos by Ovidiu Cincheza. 2013, Barcelona.