Cia. Daniel Abreu
La Desnudez / Nudity
About the Company
Founded in 2004, the Daniel Abreu Company stands as one of the most important dance companies in the Spanish dance scene. Daniel Abreu’s choreographic work defines itself in the use of simple interpretative language tools, the strength and personality of the dancers, suggestive landscapes that derive from the construction of imagery of great close and dreamscape weight, and a sensitive sound environment. The different translations of the scenic image and a narrative of great poetic weight, outstanding feature of each piece, support each of the released pieces, in solo or group format. The team of the Daniel Abreu Company is formed by dancers with a great vocation for physical vocabulary and communication from the body. To date, the company has released more than 60 pieces. The company tours regularly in Europe, America and Asia, and has visited more than 30 countries, where they have gained notoriety in the attending public and specialized press, receiving the support from institutions such as the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, the Cervantes Institute and the Community of Madrid, amongst others. In 2011, the Daniel Abreu Company joins the European program Modul Dance, led by the Mercat de les Flors.
About the Piece
The piece is a poetic proposal about knowing how to love. Two figures on stage, pointing to an idea of polarity and of a journey from death to love. Where the music, the musician, the deep sound of wind on metal accompany the scene. LA DESNUDEZ // NUDITY responds to that place of intimacy, where questions no longer exist. The beauty of nudity of what there is and what occurs. Sometimes the sublimity of a hand that touches and exchanges heat and sweat, and sometimes loves in the wrong way. Others, the exercise of exerting love and sustaining it. It is built and destroyed, like the act of breathing. It is a dance of that which enters each universe, and which it devours to vomit something new. Two people who provoke the impulse of tightening ties but want to keep them loose in order to undo them quickly. LA DESNUDEZ // NUDITY is an act of death, like exhaling, take everything out so that something new begins; at the same time, LA DESNUDEZ // NUDITY is to construct with the illusion that this was something definitive. The piece could be read from back to front, where the voyage and the sense of a sentimental union appear. A piece that goes from black to white, from a covered space to an open space.