FETEN 2021 Award To the approach of dance to early childhood

Show selected by the Network of Public Theaters (ABECEDARIA).

Show selected within the PLATEA Program
2022-2023 Edition 

"NATANAM" (2021)

Each person shines with his own light among all the others. In this contemporary dance show we see two performers, two friends, two accomplices who meet in a playroom. They discover that there is water, fire, wind and earth ordered and at their entire disposal. A playroom can be a beach, it can be a desert, it can be the sea. And also... when we are alone, it can be many worlds.

They find a lot of earth, a lot of salt with which to draw on the ground while they sing and reflect on where the things that disappear go. In reality, nothing disappears, everything is transformed, like the lines they draw with the salt and their hands, from which the dance emerges. The things that disappear are waiting for us. They talk about the world and people, who are like big fires, small fires and fires of all colors. They dialogue with the word and also with their bodies in space.

Natanam means dance in Sanskrit. And that is the starting point of this show: we wanted to give to the youngest, to early childhood, a space and a time of sensations from the purity of dance. Natanam is an apprenticeship on the path to the joy of detachment. As it became a reality on stage, we realized that Natanam is a multilevel show, with different degrees of symbolism depending on the age and maturity of the audience, so we think it is ideal for both children and family audiences.

Photographs taken at the FESTIWAL NAJMŁODSZYCH in Poznan (Poland) by Maciej Zakrzewski

ARTISTIC CARD

Pre-premiere: 21/02/2021 - Pablo Neruda Theater (Peligros)
Type: Contemporary Dance Show.
Duration: 50 minutes (35 min choreography + 15 Colloquium).
Audience: Early childhood (6 months to 5 years old) and family.
Format: Small/Medium.
Touring personnel: 4 people.
Interpretation: Raúl Durán and Mª José Casado.
Interpretation in creation: Raúl Durán, Gonzalo Moreno and Mª José Casado.
Choreographic Direction: Omar Meza.
Advice in dramaturgy and staging: Concha Villarrubia.
Dramaturgy: Lola Fernández de Sevilla.
Lighting Design: Aitor Palomo.
Costume Design: Laura León.
Set and props design: Manu Sinkeli.
Original Music: Jesús Fernández and David Campodarve.
Scenic Space Advisor: Victor Borrego.
Executive Production: Jacinto Santiago
Production, administration and communication assistant: Kike Fernández.
Production and management advisor: Javier Zurita Chao.
Acknowledgements: Peligros City Council / Pablo Neruda Theater Staff / Maribel Guijarro.

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