La Veronal PasionariaPlay Trailer
Marcos Morau’s multi-disciplinary company, La Veronal, returns to Sadler’s Wells with Pasionaria after his thought-provoking debut in 2015, Voronia. Granted the National Dance Award by the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 2013, La Veronal is known for its stunning and expressive work which extends across different artforms.
Pasionaria is a place everyone talks about and a place of progress. Life has become an artificial landscape and inhabitants have lost any kind of passion. Pasionaria questions the emotional detachment that we are moving towards. The artificial world which we are pushed towards and violently thrown into, where individualism and moral cowardice is turning the current world into a place of defenceless adults.
Image description: The white wall of a staircase slopes up from the bottom left to the top right corner. The head and shoulders of a woman with long straight black hair pop up from behind the wall. Her forearms rest on the wall, and, as if she’s doing the splits, to either side is a disembodied lower leg in white sock and trainer.
Header image © Alex Font
Toni Jodar – Current trends in the language of contemporary dance
The Rosebery Room, 6.30pm
This event will be performed in Catalan with English subtitles.
This is a free event but booking is neccessary. You will be offered the opportunity to reserve seats when you book for Pasionaria.
This performance lecture addresses recent history and current trends in dance and movement. It highlights movements that have shaken our bodies and events that have changed our world. A paradigm shift in which multiple trends contribute to this fusion and experimentation with new forms, as well as the reinterpretation of traditions.
Toni Jodar uses words and his body to present La Veronal dance company and its code of movement. Pasionaria is a show that fuses languages, including the set itself and references to cinema and literature, to raise questions, not without humour, about the future of a humanity devoid of all passion or feeling and increasingly dependent on technology, automation and manipulation.
This event is part of Spotlight on Catalan Culture in the UK, an arts and culture festival taking place from March to June 2022 organised by the Institut Ramon Llull.
If moral reasoning, virtuoso dance and dark-wave atmospherics are your thing, it’s a bracingly rewarding evening★★★★ THE GUARDIAN ON VORONIA