Maneries [from Manare: spring form, emergence] works the body as linguistic material. Taking iconic, motivated and arbitrary signs, the performer builds and explores a series of tests on the... More
About this performance
Maneries [from Manare: spring form, emergence] works the body as linguistic material. Taking iconic, motivated and arbitrary signs, the performer builds and explores a series of tests on the limits of her formal capacities. These forms, having gone through time, constantly build, destroy and expose the body as producer of possible universes and perceptions over time.
We have reached the point in which we speak about language; we speak about the sign, the word itself. It is gone: Language has evolved from us. Are we talking about image or is image talking about us? Inside or outside of language we are skirting the limits of understanding. Maneries refers neither to a universal, nor a particular, it embraces both, like an example.
“Maneries is also about imagination, and the bodily production of imagination.” - Luis Garay
Filmed at the Salvage Vanguard Theater
Presented by the Fusebox Festival
Performance: Apr 9, 2016
Venue: Salvage Vanguard Theater | Austin, TX
Duration: 67 min
Posted: Sep 26, 2016
Cast & Credits
|Live Music||Mauro Ariel Panzillo|
|Lighting Designer||Edu Maggiolo|
About The Artist
Considered one of the most promising choreographers of his generation, Colombian-born and Argentinian-based artist, Luis Garay, attempts to create links between scientific theories, poetry, and theatre. His work is most known for its ironic style, its extreme physical quality, and its search for new models of beauty.
Garay has presented recently in Panorama Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Vooruit in Gent, Theatre Cite International in Paris, Ballhaus Naunystrasse in Berlin, the Montpellier Danse Festival, the Kyoto Experiment, Sesc in Sao Paulo, and Malta Festival in Poland among others. He was one of seven artists selected worldwide to be part of SiWiC Coaching Project for Choreographers Swiss. Other awards include: Theatre Awards Winner of the World by Maneri (Best Director) and two nominations for the Clarín Award. Luis was the curator of the International Arts Market Bolivia 2009, and director of the UNL dance company (University of Litoral, 2010).
Photo: Luis Garay
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