27.05 – 18:30
28.05 – 19:00
in front of Boris Hristov House of Culture
Spanish folklore, electronic music, volcanic body energy, contemporary dance
And that’s not all you’ll see outdoors downtown. The collective Laimperfecta combines Basque traditions with electronic music, the open space intensifying the impact of this unconventional yet successful combination, full of physical virtuosity and high emotional charge.
Collective in character and reproduction, the dance rituals end up at a hot rave party, where, on the opposite, everyone vibes and has fun in their way. The plaza becomes a dance floor through the decades, and bodies still tumble, seeking happiness, liberation, elevation, and connection with others. These are movements encoded in our minds, superimposed or entirely new.
Is electronic music the new folklore, since when we receive and transmit it in codes of steps and movements, we resonate its rhythm and pulse somewhat ritually? Is this the latest tradition since we discover ourselves, a community, and a place to belong through it? A Contemporary “folk art” that is open to everyone. And its litmus test is something so human – sweat.
Spanish choreographers Alberto Alonso and Clara Pampyn turn upside down the stereotype of sweating being shameful, ugly, and disgusting. On the contrary, they see sweat as proof that we are alive, committed, and purified in both flesh and thought. That dance is life both on and off stage.
Laimperfecta is a collective based in Madrid formed in 2016 by Alberto Alonso and Clara Pampyn. They name selves as a collective because they try to stay close to each other. Laimperfecta is interested in choreography as a support to deposit energy and its transformation and in the physical and emotional states generated by the movement of the body. With the idea that this helps them to rethink their practice and the context. A resident company of the “Canal Choreographic Center” and La Casa Encendida.
Born in Madrid (1987), Alberto Alonso studied simultaneously Dramatic Arts at the “William Layton” Laboratory for Theatre Studies and Contemporary Dance under different teachers. His teachers include artists such as Jesus Rubio Gamo, Aitana Cordero, Janet Novas, Mar López, Anuska Alonso, Daniel Abreu, Victoria P. Miranda, Ricardo Santana, Maite Larrañeta and others, and later David Hernandez, Anne Linn Akselsen and Les slovaks at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels). As a performer, he worked with Jesus Rubio Gamo in BOLERO (selection of Open Sky Network 2016 and Aerowaves 2017), with Daniel Hernandez and Abraham Hurtado in ACAB DE SPIN-OFF DANCE as well as with Ricardo Busccarini. He is interested in movement, words, and innovative stage practices. Laimperfecta’s performance SOBRELAJUVENTUD won the Critics’ Prize for the 30th edition of the Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid.
Clara Pompin was born in Madrid (1988) and graduated in Dramatic Arts at TAI, combining her studies with dance lessons with different teachers. She studied contemporary dance at the Carmen Senra Dance Studio, where she received a scholarship for professional training. Part of her teachers are artists like Jesus Rubio Gamo, Janet Novas, Mar Lopez, Aitana Cordero, Anuska Alonso, Guillermo Weickert, Daniel Abreu, David Hernandez, Anne Linn Alkselsen, Ricardo Santana, Elena Cordoba, Maite Larrañeta, Nuria Jimenez and others. She has worked with Jesús Rubio Gamo in the productions GRAN BOLERO, BOLERO (Aerowaves 2017), and DANZAS DEL SUR DE EUROPA, with Lucía Marote and Elena Córdoba as well as in various film projects as an actress. With Alberto Alonso, she created Laimperfecta, winning, among others, the Audience Award of the Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid 2016 for the solo performance CONCIERTO.