UNSOUND. Juanjo Arqués & Heidi Vierthaler 2012
- Choreography: Juanjo Arqués and Heidi Vierthaler in collaboration with dancers of Compañía Nacional de Danza
- Choreographer assistants: Charlotte Chapelier and José Carlos Blanco
- Music: Gavin Bryars, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto, Andy Moor, Miguel Ángel Clerc
- Costumes: Juanjo Arqués
- Set design: Marc Koehler Architects
- Lighting design: Tatiana Reverto and Antonio Regalado Fernández
- Video projection: Heidi Holkenborg
- World premiere by Compañía Nacional Danza on November 14th, 2012 at Las Naves del Español, Madrid (Spain).
Arqués & Vierthaler chose a philosophical study of daily human actions and emotions as their motivational crux. ‘Relationships’ played a key part in the movement concept, determined by a focus on opposites:
- develop – regress
- freedom – boundaries
- intimacy – distance
- communication – silence
- selfless – selfish
- desire – repulsion
- trust – betrayal
These difficult yet familiar actions/emotions were chosen as they determine sanity of mind and physical comfort, as well as the trauma that mankind can bequeath. Whether acknowledged or not, beneficial or otherwise, ‘relationships’ are what make individuals feel alive and necessary. That is what is explored in UNSOUND, through an unbounded movement-dialogue.
This new work depicts the imbalance of society as a consequence of today's uncertainty of life. To create this feature, Arqués analyses different behaviours of people facing difficult situations in their lives and the efforts they make to overcome them.