Production Details / Press Releases
Since the beginning Cuatro x Cuatro questioned their practice with what they observed inside and outside of Mexico and inside and outside of the stage. We are admirers of Tarkovsky, and after ten years we understand, with more urgency and vitality than ever, the necessity of art, choreography and contemporary scenic arts to broaden the field of possibility in a world where almost everything is written by the capitalism.
THE EMPTY BODY exposes several urgencies for the Latin American context and stage. It aims to liberate the body as an absolute subject in relation to sound, music, space, dance, and affection and to liberate the Latin American context, world, and history of the “legal” and “illegal” on stage. THE EMPTY BODY is a philosophical work that acts and thinks from multiple bodies- multiple present and multiple absent- from all the bodies.
Cuatro X Cuatro it’s a laboratory of artists and creatives that was integrated in 2007. It’s members come from different parts of Mexico, summoned by Shantí Vera. Since 2009 they have develop projects and spaces to think and to be together. Their work is situated between dispose the body and enhance the flesh. Their Thought covers light, sound, color and matter as states and spaces as distributions of the sensible; they are interested in gravity (the force and metaphor); choreography and the choreographic; the Mexican context and Latin America; the South (not geographically but as a missing territory). They have performed in 17 countries in Europe and Latin America and have received multiple awards, prizes, grants, fellowships and subsidies. Cuatro X Cuatro does not do shows to entertain, it develops spaces and projects to play and think.
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TFB Nr. 1340
Cast & Credits
Concept, choreography and direction: Shantí Vera
Art design: Arturo Lugo/ Amplio Espectro
Performers: Sendic Vázquez, Shantí Vera.
Live Musician: Sendic Vázquez
Original music and sound design: Manuel Estrella
Assistant director: Melissa Herrada
Light design: Jésica Elizondo
Video: Fernando Frías /Maremoto Producciones
Photography: Paulina Cervantes / Maremoto Producciones
Artistic Director / Founder / Curator: Martha Hincapié Charry
Production: Martha Hincapié Charry, Lola Lustosa, Lina Gómez
„Plataforma Berlin THE HUMBOLDT ROUTE – A Brave Post-Colonial World“ is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe – Multi-sector funding, Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Embassy Berlin.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):