Taiat Dansa’s Man Ray focuses on the photographer’s fetishistic relationship with his muses, and, therefore, on all relationships between male artists and their female models. Sometimes they inspire, at others they are simply objects.
The relationships are extreme, especially those between the Surrealist artists, with a certain degree of manipulation of women’s images and bodies and their sexuality throughout the history of art. In this piece Man Ray is multiplied; all his identities appear obsessively and reflect a structure of reality as dictated by men. By their rules, their cameras. By their photographic eyes.
When Breton declared that “art will be convulsive, or it will not be at all,” he never imagined that, of all the shocking aspects of the Surrealist discourse, the most shocking would be the “click” of Man Ray’s camera.
- Choreography: Meritxell Barberá e Inma García in collaboration with the dancers.
- Dancers: Cristina Reolid, Cristian Arenas, Miguel Ángel Fernández, Kilian García, Cristian González, Jon López, Joel Mesa, Martxel Rodríguez and Mauricio Pérez.
- Rehearsal director: José Belda.
- Artistic consultancy: Roberto Fratini.
- Dramaturgy: Eva Zapico.
- Music composed by: Caldo (David Barberá).
- Music directed and performed by: Caldo.
- Movement: Taiat Dansa.
- Costume design: Estudio Savage.
- Technical director: Pablo Fernández.
- Set: Luis Crespo.
- Lighting design: Ramón Jiménez.
- Management and production: Teresa de Juan (TdJ Producciones).
- International relations: Marta Fernández.
- Graphic design: Pilar Estrada.
- Press and communication: Inventa.
- A coproduction of: Barcelona Grec Festival 2017, Institut Valencià de Cultura, Ballet de la Generalitat, Taiat Dansa and Sagunt a Escena 2017.