Madrid premiere Country:Spain (Andalusia) Language: Spanish Approx duration: 1hr 30mins (no interval)
In an age characterised by acceleration, fascinated by speed and by the immediacy of the response. In an age without material depth in which we all run at top speed in no particular direction. In a time in which too many things happen, most of them replays, rituals or routines, we find ourselves paralysed in the flow of that "false acceleration" of which Daniel Innerarity talks in La otra desaceleración. From this idea came DÍAS ◊ PASAN ◊ COSAS, by Huelva-born choreographer and stage director, Guillermo Weickert.
In this work, somewhere between dance and theatre, Weickert reflects on those days in which things happen - those unexpected things which, in spite of all the means at our disposal, we are not capable of anticipating and which will change our fundamental being for ever. Why do we feel in those moments as if reality is hitting us in the face? Is it because we are living a false existence? Why is it only then that the time around us seems to stand still and that acceleration fades away? Finishing off a true movement needs more than just acceleration in the same way that the transgression is not necessarily creative, nor the change always innovative.
Together with the Seville-born architect and actor, Jose Mª Sánchez Rey and the Cordoban dancer María Cabeza de Vaca, Weickert presents a collection of powerful images, of landscapes constructed from different languages refined by dance and bodily form. An invitation for contemplation, not to fight against time but to put it in our favour. DÍAS ◊ PASAN ◊ COSAS was first performed on February 12, 2010, at O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor o Novo, Portugal).