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Olga de Soto

An Introduction


Olga de Soto continues her choreographic research work, whose main vectors are the history of dance and perception, directing her gaze to The Green Table, the work of the German choreographer Kurt Jooss, released in 1932, a few months before Hitler’s rise to power In Germany, inspired by a macabre dance of the Middle Ages and considered one of the politically more committed works of the twentieth century, in which the choreographer denounces the rise of fascism and war.

What do you remember of a stage work those who have made a show a long time ago, or those that allow, thanks to their work, to continue to exist today? What is the transmission work? What is it to be an interpreter, a dancer? What is the place they occupy and the role that the dancers play in the history of dance? How does a work evolve within its own history? And in the bosom of History? What impact does a politically committed work have on the public’s memory?.

In an empty stage, accompanied by a screen in which videos and archival images are projected, Olga de Soto recounts her research work on the mythical work of the German choreographer, sharing unexpected findings, collected along a dramatic path Rich that articulates in the direction of an exciting collective memory.

Una introducción has been translated into nine different languages and presented in numerous theaters and festivals in Germany, Belgium, France, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Brazil, México and Chile.

In 2013 Olga de Soto received the SACD Belgium Award (Society of Belgian Drama Authors and Composers), in the category of Performing Arts, for the whole of her career and in particular for her research and creation work around The Green Table by Kurt Jooss.

  • From 09 November to 10 November
  • Sala Hiroshima
  • Vilà i Vilà, 65. 08004 Barcelona
  • www.hiroshima.cat
  • 8:30 pm
  • On Friday 10th after the show, meet the artist