Jesus Rubio Gamo:  Bolero

Sat 17 August, 1pm & 3pm

Bolero is a dance piece about tenacity. It explores the frontier between lightness and gravity and the fine line separating pleasure and exhaustion. It could well be said to be a dance about the passing of time, the relationships that last forever and my memories of my parents when they were young. It also has something of the current landscape I perceive in Madrid and is somehow similar to the melody of Ravel’s Boléro, to love, dance and flamenco songs: when too much practiced, often ends up broken.

“Spanish Jesús Rubio Gamo’s work has seductive and riveting energy. His duet "Bolero” presents two dancers relentlessly pushing each other through fatiguing routines (a combination of constant lightness and hurling/flinging rounds on the floor) far beyond Ravel's intensifying march of repetition. May it be a metaphor of a couple or an entire people's will to endure and get out on the other side of the crisis.” Weekendavisen, Copenhaguen

About the Artist

JESÚS RUBIO GAMO (Madrid, 1982) is an independent dancer and choreographer based in Madrid. After studying ballet and contemporary dance and graduating at the Royal School of Dramatic Art, Jesús was awarded with a MAE-AECI grant to develop dance studies in a foreign country. He moved to London where he completed an MA in choreography at London Contemporary Dance School (Distinction). He has also studied an MA in Performative Studies at Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. His work has been presented at National and International venues and festivals (such as Escena Contemporánea, Madrid; Touch Wood, London; FAEL, Lima; Les Plateaux, La Briquetterie-Paris; Tanzfaktur, Cologne; Abbaye Neumünster, Luxembourg; ARC for Dance, Athens or Romaeuropa Festival, Italy), in museums (CA2M – Madrid, Artium – Vitoria, Pablo Serrano – Zaragoza, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao); at non conventional spaces and in the street. He has been artist in residence in institutions such as La Casa Encendida and Teatros del Canal (Madrid), The Place (London), La Caldera (Barcelona), Auditorio de Tenerife or Dantzagunea and Ballet Biarritz (Aterpean).

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