About the Company
Diego Sinniger refers to himself as an “unlabelled” artist. He is passionate about any form of artistic expression which is able to reach the depths of a person’s sensibility. His point of departure is movement, where he defines himself as a choreographer and dancer who develops his movement based on a technique que has labelled “muscular conscience” (a mix of years of “traveling” between cultures such as contemporary dance, hip hop, circus and martial arts). He began by doing urban dances, training mostly in Spain and New York. He worked in national and international projects such as Brodas Bros., Uniq, Dblock, and others, based on open calls.
Coincidentally, he trained as a contemporary dancer in different cities: Spain, France, Belgium, and Germany. While there, he also attended master classes and workshops, as well as festivals such as Varium (Barcelona), Cobosmika seeds (Palamos), and Deltebre Danza/ festival.
In his stint in Brussels, he took class with recognised choreographers such as Wim Vandekeybus, Elena Fokina, Peter Jasco, Anton Lachky, Jordi Cortés, Laura Aris, and Francisco Córdoba. He has been interpreter and choreographer in the pieces DISCONNECT, LIOV and PAH. Finally, in the past five years he has worked with different companies such as Lali Ayguade Company, (UN AND MI, KOKORO, SABA), Róser López Espinosa (NOVIEMBRE), Ziomara Hormaetxe (BIOPIRACY),Cia. Cobosmika (O.T.A, SCRAKEJA’t), among others.These days, he is interested in theater and interpretation methods such as the Stanislav Method, and the Lecoq Method (Jacques Lecoq).
“You can always discover or become aware of a muscle in your body which will in turn give you infinite possibilities of movement”.
About the Piece
LIOV reflects upon the impact that internal and external struggles have on us, and offers two readings: on one hand, it represents the intimate struggle and the duality that inhabit all of us when we want to let go of what weighs upon us, and continue advancing in life with fortitude and freedom. On the other, it shows how our inner conflicts also project themselves on our relationships, and expose the fine line the can exist between love and violence, between victim and aggressor, between desire and abuse.
When one feels the need to liberate oneself of that load that impedes full development, the opportunity for an opening arises. On the other side of that door, we find the monster: a shadow that keeps us company and reinforces our fears, blocking any transformation. We must face it and make a decision: break-up or reconciliation? In either case, we must leave our confort zone and accept uncertainty. Composure is necessary. Who is more courageous: the warrior or he/she who abandons the fight and offers forgiveness?
In LIOV, two characters –who are also a single one, and also all of us– face each other on stage, pushed by the conflict between their opposing desires: survival vs a good life. One of them decides to rebel against his own wounds and fears: he duels against his own mask, whose weight becomes unbearable. To dismantle that shield, he will need to hit bottom, let himself sink completely. Only from the final surrender will he be able to discover that his maximum force resides in self-love, and tenderness and compassion towards others.