Bengala. Los Negros. Álvaro Frutos.

“On. Yet not exploding.

I look at the provocation between my claws and wait for the first twink. I shake like a spark up the stick expecting the explosion. In the distance, panic arouses your perfect pose and turns your success into a very thin thread of smoke. The air smells like burnt powder. This fire does not go off, it doesn’t celebrate anything anymore, it only extends the self-delusion. When i move i expect you to run towards my roaring; danger is not where announced.

Look at me, would you like to stroke my back?”

PAD Award, Best Outside Dance Performance 2013.


Direction & Performance: Álvaro Frutos.
Special collaboration: Lucía Vázquez.
Music: Sylvain Robine.
Voice-over: Cipri López.
Photography: Luis Castilla, Pollobarba.

Year: 2012.