In this video-dance there is a direct confrontation between fighting bodies, in a state of violence, and bodies that dance, stripped of any hint of aggressive or fighting behavior. The action is presented as a choreographic sequence of meetings between 5 martial artists and two dancers, creating a fusion between kung fu and dance. It is a display of two ways of understanding movement, two attitudes that manifest when the body must be presented, different ways of training and moving through space. In essence, two methods that are very similar to and distant from each other at the same time. In an exterior, natural space physical impulses can freely manifest in human form. A front on view of the action sustains the space but in the interior world of the performers the different roles and the juxtaposition of linked steps dictates the form of the movement, finally drawing the body into the meeting. Combat keeps the martial arts body alert and when mixed with dance becomes a physical state and an aesthetic. Martial arts adds an expressive subjectivity of its own, a new dimension to the space. The stage setting is one which fragments both the view and also time itself, affecting the movement and adding a greater dynamism to the space in which the choreography develops.
- Direction and choreographic creation: Taiat Dansa.
- Dancers and Martial artists: Raúl Boitía, Leticia Pérez, Josemi del Río, Borja Lull, Inma García, Aarón Feliu and Meritxell Barberá.
- Film: Nacho Blanco.
- Staging: Ángel Guillermo García, Nacho Blanco, Inma García and Meritxell Barberá.
- Music: Vivaldi.
- Wardrobe: Eleven.
- A co-production of: Consellería de Cultura, Consorcio de Museos, Centro del Carmen and Instituto Francés de Valencia.