Cia. Elías Aguirre
About the Company
In 2008, Elías Aguirre begins creating proyects, as a dance company and also in collaboration with recognized choreographers and dancers. Some of these projects have received important international awards, and have been presented in festivals in all 5 continents.
In 2010 his company became one of the Resident Companies in the Municipality of Madrid.
His works are characterized by the convergence of contemporary dance techniques, urban dance and a strong nature-based inspiration. The Company receives support from the Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid Commune), and creation residencies at Teatros del Canal. In addition, other institutions provide funding for their presentations abroad: Instituto Cervantes, Embajadas, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), AECID, AISGE, INAEM and SGAE, among others.
About the Piece
“Just like oceans hide unknown places and creatures, people have within them something that is unknown to them, unseen behind a screen of shyness, an abysmal depth that hides in their innermost being.”
SHY BLUE establishes an analogy between the shyness that hides within people, and strange creatures which hide in the depth of the seas. Beyond that introversion hides an incontrollable force. Shyness, fear of the unknown and intrigue combine with the “dantesque,” and even with the oniric and the surreal.