Marlyn Attie – Bontown

Marlyn Attie – Bontown

El Umbral

About the Company

Marlyn is an independent dancer, choreographer, producer and activist. Co-director of FEC, a non-profit organization that promotes contemporary dance in Panama. Co-director of Enlaces, a preventive program for at-risk youth that uses dance as a catalyst for social change. Has trained in contemporary dance in Panama, Salzburg, Berlin, Tel Aviv. Currently in training for Gaga Teacher certification. Thru projects developed by Fundacion Espacio Creativo has performed in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Miami, Mexico, Dominican Republic. Her choreographies have been informed by intense collaborations with Bontown Records.

Bontown is a panamanian musical collective conformed by sound researchers and composers. Their projects includes filmscore, experimental recordings, documentaries and contemporary music.       This collaboration draws music from three bands courtesy of Bontown records: Deluvianos, Kiribati, Dieciseis seres and the works from its composers David Caparó, Frank Zamora and Ingmar Herrera.

About the Piece

This piece establishes a dialogue between dance and sound to address the fragility of the moment of transition between life and death. The choreography explores with abstract language to effectively go beyond what can be said or communicated with words. However, it’s not about a painful picture, or a pitiful version of the end, but about a moving picture filled with different shades that intends to put on stage the experience to which it refers in a poetic and brilliant manner.

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