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Deriva

This Project is the result of a meeting. It is the meeting between two generations and between two ways of understanding and living dance, two forms of communication and expression. In May 2004 Meritxell Barberá and Inma García travel to Montpellier (France) where they personally met Germana Civera, Valencian choreographer and dancer who has lived in France for more than 20 years. After this meeting and several conversations more in Montpellier they proposed that she take on the direction of the duo. They wished to put into action an idea they had long since considered, that of dancing, for the first time together, as the sole dancers on the stage. It is the first time also that Meritxell Barberá and Inma García are to be directed by another choreographer. The work is to be an experimental creation based on a text by Mikel Labastida about the different faces that the human being hides behind. This leads to a reflection on different ways of seeing, and from this evolves an exploration of what is hidden and what each one of us shows. From these beginnings the work Deriva arose. Just like the Rubik’s cube, we all have several faces and, as with the cube, sometimes that are disordered and unbalanced and difficult to order into their correct place in harmony with eachother. As occurs with all of us, when we stand before a mirror we observe various distorted images of ourselves and these almost never coincide with the image others have of us. We all try to coexist with the amalgam of persons we carry inside without knowing full well the exact number or the way of being of each of them. All of this leads to us drifting (from the title in Spanish Deriva) on many occasions. Deriva is an experiment, a gamble and a game. It speaks of the strange forces that move us to action in different ways without ever knowing whether we are acting correctly or not. Deriva speaks about doubts. Deriva is an interior voyage to the deepest part of us, a journey into depths so profound that just arriving at the entrance provokes dizziness. Deriva speaks about love and about drifting through love and how love arises.

  • Direction: Germana Civera.
  • Choreography: Taiat Dansa and Germana Civera.
  • Dance by: Meritxell Barberá and Inma García.
  • Text: Mikel Labastida.
  • Original music: Caldo.
  • Lighting Design: Víctor Antón.
  • Stage Design: Nacho Ruiz.
  • Wardrobe: Tonuca.
  • Graphic Design: Concepto Gráfico.
  • Press and publicity: Inventa.
  • Executive Production: Vicente Valls.
  • Stage Manager: Jaime Belda.
  • A co-production of: Teatres Generalitat Valenciana, Centre Coreogràfic Comunitat Valenciana, INAEM.

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