Creation Residence  
APORIA, A choreographic attempt by Isaak Erdoiza and Nazario Díaz
L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/07/2018 to 28/07/2018

Isaak Erdoiza, Nazario Díaz
( Isaak Erdoiza, Nazario Díaz )

The term Aporia refers to reasoning where insoluble contradictions or paradoxes arise. Aporias appear as logical difficulties that are almost always speculative. In relation to this, and to the way we work on intimate matters in order to be able to represent them in performance, we asked ourselves a series of questions to set ourselves in motion. The chief one of these could be how to choreograph a relationship that is coming into being.

We use what we have come to call the politics of intimacy as a big box containing a series of intimate experiences that, at a certain moment, we pluck out, de-contextualise and begin to consider as working material with the aim of later re-elaborating it from a choreographic point of view. These experiences, circumstances and tensions taken from private life, from “unimportant” everyday life, and without any poetic potential or political impact, thus transcend the individual plane and burst out into the collective universe.

The aim of this residency at L’animal a l’esquena is, on the one hand, to find the conceptual, aesthetic and ideological foundations for the overall project and, on the other, to articulate and set out the basis for a work process in which elements of culture and identity collide, that arise mainly from the geographical origins of its creators. Although our plan is to create a piece for the stage, we are also open to other forms, whether performance or not, and do not want to preconceive how these ideas may materialise.