Cul De Sac

Premier at the Teatro de Baracaldo during the Festival Dantzaldia in September of 2016,

“The first step might come some day. As far away as possible.”

Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable

Cul de Sac is the latest research project for the stage from the Kor’sia cultural association, under the leadership of Spanish-based Italian choreographers Antonio de Rosa and Mattia Russo. Kor’sia is a space for meeting and exchan- ging ideas, promoting the creation of networks within Madrid’s cultural sphere.

For this project, the association draws from its passion for professionalizing and incorporating diverse visions in its work, relying on collaborators from the fields of communications, pro- duction, management and cultural creation.

Cul de Sac

The title of the piece is indicative of its conceptual universe: the physical and mental limits that constrain the desires for fulfill- ment shared by all human beings.

The dance assumes a certain narrative character and presents us with a community of beings confined bet- ween four walls, bound to a social pact, but, most of all, to unearthing freedom in their heart of hearts.

The essential reference is the universe of Juan Muñoz, the Spanish artist who passed away a year after receiving the Pre- mio Nacional de Artes Plasticas, in 2001. In short, we can say that Cul de Sac “exports” the sculptor’s imagination, infu- sing his lead gray, monochromatic figures with life, and imbuing the tensions between individuality and society suggested by his installations with movement.

With its attractive mixture of registers and styles, and its nods to narration and the dramatic arts, Cul de Sac is the ideal pie- ce for bringing modern dance to the general public, and for radiating Juan Muñoz’s legacy both in and outside of Spain.

“A breath of fresh air, imaginative, charismatic and with great depth. Tight and with no cracks”.

Cul de Sac has been made possible thanks to support from the Les Synodales Festival in Sens, located in the Bourgogne- Franche-Comté region of France.

Idea and choreography: Mattia Russo y Antonio de Rosa in collaboration with the dancers
Drama: María Velasco González
Sound space: Marco Palazzo
Stage desing: Mónica Boromello
Lighting design: Luis Martínez
Music: Arvo Part/ varios
Costumes: Kor’sia and Carmen Granel
Technician: Rosa Ana García Lara
Production: Gabriel Blanco (Spectare)
Dancers: Mattia Russo, Antonio de Rosa, Astrid Elisabeth Bramming, Mar Aguilò, Agnès López Río, Alejandro Moya, Giulia Russo.
Female voice: Patricia Rezai
Male voice: Agustin Aguilò
Photography: © María Alperi
Length: 50 minutes