FLYING BIRDS -Lucía Vázquez & Nobuyoshi Asai-
< NDA Award at New Dance for Asia International Festival 2017, 2nd Asian Solo & Duo Challenge for Masdanza. Seoul, South Korea.>
In Japan there is a understanding that everything that has a life, it also breathes (or vibrates).
The japanese concept of “FURERU” is not easy to explain in English but can be translate with three words: “vibrating”, “touching” and “swinging”.
In this work, we start from the concept of “FURERU“: when a “vibrating” person touches the other, the other also vibrates using the resonance phenomenon.
By doing so, we express the empty flow and the tremor of the substance that we do not see by the eyes. Moreover and through this phenomenon we express an “Empty landscape” over the scenical space.
Poetically, the dancers create a landscape where Sun and Moon meet for the very first time.
Sun is the masculine energy and Moon the feminine. Both are striving to define their original selves by finding their balance.
The vibration is not anymore about butterflies in the stomach. It is about the freedom expressed by flying birds. Not confined in the body anymore, they find their expression in the movement.
This is not a love story, but as Great Indian Sage said: ‘Many people confuse attachment with love. Attachment creates bondage, while love bestowns freedom. Non attachment expands the conciousness, so that one remains totally free.‘
This freedom of/between the two people on stage is what is expressed in this piece.
Creation: Lucía Vázquez and Nobuyoshi Asai.
Original Music: Jesús Calderón.
With the support of Instituto Cervantes Tokyo.