The revolution that the new (and constantly changing) technologies have provoked in art was the engine for the creation of Vórtex, a platform for exchange between creators -especially in the world of dance- in which several spaces, not necessarily habitual ones, have been involved. “We do not want to program, we want to promote that exchange,” they explain. Cristina Pons and Eduardo Riveror, two of those responsible for the project.
“We work with the long lights on,” continues Rivero, who insists that Vórtex “was born with the aim of generating a solid link and favoring exchange between all the agents involved in a permanent way, as well as extending them to other institutions, cities and, of course, artists». “It is a question – adds Cristina Pons – of detecting a new way to create artistic projectsto explore the margins of art».
The first fruit of this initiative is ‘Alicia‘, a dance work produced by O AMORdirected by Eduardo Rivero himself, and which is presented on the 18th and 19th at the
Abbey Theater, one of the institutions that has joined Vórtex. It is a piece created by Mar Aguilo and Manuel Rodriguezwith the collaboration of Kike Garcia and Eduardo Rivero. It is a dance piece for three dancers with a choir on stage in which, as its creators explain, «music, dance and dramaturgy manipulate narrative time generating gaps, tensions and misunderstandings».
So far, in addition to La Abadía, the Goethe-Institut, the Casa Árabe, Centro Centro, The Ryder and the Matador Club have joined the project; «It is about -says Cristina Pons- programming unusual works for these places, which means enriching both the edges and these spaces».
These institutions will host the next works of the project. the Goethe-Institut will present on March 11 ‘Oh, Europe, is it over?’, by Mud Collective; on March 17 ‘Paseantes’, by The Coming; and on March 21 ’12 exercises to learn German’, by Kike Garcia Gil.
On April 2, the Casa Árabe will host ‘Monster’, by Laia Tafur and, even without an exhibition date, The Ryder will present ‘Circular Gerund’, by Claudia Pages; and Centro Centro will host the premiere of ‘Consecration’, by Vladimir Tzekov.