The city and its tremor
Can we observe without a specific viewpoint?
Can we look at a city afresh?
Can we have new experiences in familiar surroundings?
The main thoroughfare linking Karlův most and Staroměstské náměstí folds the surrounding urban network in on itself, offering a haven to the characters and social concerns that the main road has no room for.
We propose “Nature and its Tremor” a travelling intervention through Prague that draws out one of the folds in its urban network.
We find the meaning of the City’s Hidden Folds we draw with this intervention in the fact that it hosts a series of cultural activities that breathe and live outside the heartbeat of the main thoroughfare.
Nature and its tremor
As the group of artists gathered for this production, Sofia Asencio and Tomàs Aragay, directors of the Doctor Alonso Society, Idoia Zabaleta, directress of Moare Danza and AZALA, and Chus Domínguez, documentalist, we aim to question and explore the ways in which visibility and representation are reproduced and multiplied, and how information and experiences are consumed today. These are dark and murky ways that deny the chance to imagine the life behind them.
After a year of joint research on the tools and viewpoints of our respective works, we decided to focus together on the public space and on the border that defines and separates fiction from reality. This work is one of the possible results arising from the joint trip of research and exchange between these four artists.
Nature and its Tremor is a mechanism for site-specific actions, a gently paced promenade performance-stroll through reality using the tools of the theatre, the body, thought and film. It aims to reveal another reality and spark spectators’ awareness of other possible forms of perception so that they can begin to look, decode and understand things in another way, inviting them to explore their own phantasmagoria.
Creators: Tomàs Aragay, Sofia Asencio, Chus Domínguez and Idoia Zabaleta
Directors: Tomàs Aragay and Idoia Zabaleta
Visual space: Chus Domínguez
Original idea for choreography: Sofia Asencio and Idoia Zabaleta
This performance stems from the artistic experience at La Glorieta. We are especially grateful to Esperança López.
A coproduction by: Societat Doctor Alonso, Moare Dansa and Festival GREC
This performance was funded by the Basque Ministry of Culture
In collaboration with: Bulegoa z/b and La Casa Encendida
Societat Doctor Alonso is supported by the Catalan Ministry of Culture, INAEM and the Institut Ramon Llull.
- Type of event: Site-specific travelling intervention
- Language: English
- Date and time of performance:
- Performance 1: 27 June 2015 at 12 p.m.
- Performance 2: 27 June 2015 at 4 p.m.
- Performance 3: 27 June 2015 at 7 p.m.
- Duration: 75 minutes approx. without a pause
CLAM GALLAS PALACE (Space Walks point in the passageway at the Clam Gallas Palace)
110 00 Praha 1 - Staré Město
Prague, Czech Republic