As a culmination of her MA in Performance Practices and Research, Lola will be presenting “Figurines”, the outcome of a research started in September 2010.
The presentations will happen as part of the Brink Performance Festival organised at Central School of Speech and Drama between the 1st and 7th July.
For more information go to www.brinkfestival.co.uk
How do you stage a dead body, a monk, a porn star, a basketball celebrity, a Walt Disney monster, a first lady, a conductor, a grandma with Parkinsons, the Virgin Mary, Mr Muscle and the Statue of Liberty in the same piece through one lone performer?
This could have been a starting point for Figurines. But as the audience enters the performing space they only see a curled up body resting on a bare stage. At first simply stating its presence in the space, this body is about to set off on a journey of transformation and becoming by shaping and re-shaping itself continuously. You are invited to witness a dancer meander, swirl and wobble through a never-ending flow of representations, to be lead on a meditative ride where images emerge, fuse and disappear relentlessly.
Figurines is the staging of a research that initially set out to manipulate and explore the inescapable tension existing between the audience’s understanding of a performer’s representation and their perception of her presence. Exploiting the body as a raw material endlessly molded into series of images, the work slowly reveals the relationship between objectification and viscerality.
Direction: Lola Maury
Performance: Aurea Romero Alvarez
Sound Composition: Alberto Ruiz Soler