arose from a commission for the company Taiat Dansa to represent the twelth rhapsody of Homer’s The Odyssey
. It was part of a presentation in October of 2004 to celebrate the new edition of FMR Arté
in the Círculo de Bellas Artes
in Madrid. The original show counted on Taiat’s dance and the music of Caldo in colaboration with the sophrano Elma Sambeat who also acted the part live. The piece lasted 20 minutes. The excellent reception it received encouraged Taiat to create a longer, 1 hour version, with special emphasis on the musical aspect of the piece. The longer version, however, could not solely depend on the original work since such a venture went far beyond any narrative pretensions that could be abstracted. The only solution was to maintain the original elements, add live music (counting on the same composer Caldo, the sophrano Elma Sambeat, the bass of Edu Marín and drums and steeldrum of Remi Jabveneau) and move on to intertwine the interpretation of the Sirens by the musicians with the dancers, in their turn, representing their own personal odyssey revolving around the Homeric themes of sex, morality and personal decadence. The show had a season in La Casa Encendida
, in March 2006 and a month later aquired its definitive form in which the dancers represented themselves on the stage.
- Concept and Musical Direction: Caldo.
- Sophrano: Elma Sambeat.
- Bass: Edu Marín.
- Drums: Remi Jabveneau.
- Dancers: Meritxell Barberá and Inma García.
- Choreography: Taiat Dansa.
- Lighting Design: Víctor Antón.
- Wardrobe: Taiat Dansa.
- Stage design: Nacho Ruiz.
- Graphic Design: Concepto Gráfico.
- Photography: Jose L. Abad.
- Press: Inventa.
- Executive Production: Amaia Morató.