Choreography: Marco Blazquez
Cast: Elephant in The Black Box Dance Company
The music: Arvo Pärt
Production: Elephant in the Black Box Dance Company
Premiere: May 2017, Teatro Pradillo (Madrid)
1♀36 is inspired by the female characters of the theatrical work of Federico García Lorca and the music of the estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The choreography represents the struggle of women in rural Andalucia and need for freedom and love. The dancers represent the fight between life and death, freedom and oppression, between the material and the spiritual.
“I can’t stand the horror of living under this roof having tasted the sweetness of his mouth. I’ll be whatever he wants me to be. With the whole village against me; scorched by their tongues of fire, hounded by those who call themselves decent people, I’ll stand before them all with a crown of thorns on my brow, the one that a woman loved by a married man wears.” Extract from The House of Bernarda Alba from Federico García Lorca.