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PARADOX PARADOX

DADORREDONDO II

Paradox Parade es una nueva versión de algunos de los materiales escénico y propuestas visuales de la primera versión de_cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Dadorredondo, re-created for the workshop space Chullima the framework of the Havana Biennial (14 January 16 April) with actors and dancers from collective Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, directed by Joan Baixas and his team.

A parade of paradoxes, incompatibilities, antilogies, contradictions, absurdities and contradictions that refers to Dadoredondo, the artists propose a dialogue between the industrial past of the Chullima Workshop with the improvisational capacity of a group of young actors and local artists with objective and visual proposals in I return to those everyday paradoxes so obvious and close that they are opaque: money, flags, communication, personal identity, social order.

Paradox-parade (Dadorredondo II) is developed in small simultaneous actions. Through associations in motion with the objects and actors, the public enters a sensory and cognitive experience of contemporary reality and its consensuses and controversies. (LN)

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PARADOX PARADE IN HAVANA

 

I knocked on Cildo Meireles' door and told him I was coming to steal and he opened the door for me and said "come in, welcome". It was the year two thousand and twelve and I wanted to obtain his complicity in a stage project with which I intended to give a strong twist to my work. the tricks of capitalism after the economic crisis, the growth of the politics of fear. At the same time, I was also surprised to see the improvement of some topics that seemed biblical, such as the increasing access of millions of people to education, health, and democracy. and it seems to me, like a great paradox. Apparently, the better some things go, the worse others go, it will be thermodynamics or it will be the biblical curse, I don't know. 

To delve into the recognition of paradoxes, no one like Meireles.   In his work, his wise look, his refined elegance and simplicity, his joyous creativity, help us to walk through the complex world of globalization built on paradoxes and contradictions. Learning to live with these paradoxes and contradictions, preserving at the same time a critical look without resignation and without lowering your guard, is part of the legacy that this Brazilian generously spreads around the world. With Meireles the world and people calm down and understand each other a little. Timeless art, poetry.

 

With his acceptance, the theft became cannibalism, reading everything that had been written about his work (especially the importance of the text of his colleague Frederico Morais) and peregrinating visits to his works in Paris, London, Milan, Helsinki, San Giminiano, Barcelona and Madrid.  He assisted my thoughts with kindness, answering my questions precisely and, above all, telling stories. All of Cildo's works are accompanied by stories, reflections, experiences, he is a great storyteller. 

 

 Then, once the project was completed, I regurgitated all that material in the rehearsal space and offered it to the actors. I only served as bridge, the show was created giving life to those objects, materials, mysteries and paradoxes that Cildo proposed and that the actors assumed. 

 

Now, in Havana, at the Biennial and at the Chullima workshop, another group of actors from new life to these paradoxes, welcome brothers!

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