Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

Zero-sum game

December 3, 2014

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The Hero’s Journey (the student journey)

March 4, 2014

“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.”
Joseph Campbell

Without asking where is his destiny, the hero builds it, fight for it and defends it.
He knows his destiny, and as he advances, he is just freeing the way

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X-Patriate III (3rd movement)

February 18, 2014

Violence. Shortages. Anxiety. Traffic. Chaos. Tension. Insecurity. Closure. Disappointment. Kidnapping. Debacle. Consequences. Anarchy. Abuse. Misrule. Power. Exclusion. Wrath. Inequity. Tears. Strike. Frustration.

Some time ago we lost our homeland, today it lies kidnapped.
Once we step forward in unison, we will begin to build it again.

Think.

Walk.

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X-Patriate II (2nd movement)

February 18, 2014

Gold, oil, human capital, labor and culture. Everything vanishes. Everything slides through the hands of the givers, splattering his remains to those who lie expats. A country rose and went flying to every corner of the world. Venezuela is not what they are robbing us, they are stealing us time, time to begin to rebuild it. On occasions I raise my head and look beyond El Avila, hoping that the idea, the hope of a new country, comes back at any time. The idea is dispelled by the struggle between men, because the struggle between men is uneven in nature and has no end. Time is endurance but not submission. Gold, oil, labor, culture and human capital fades day after day with hammer and chisel. The ideas descend gradually to lie on the mountains, the rivers and flood our ravines. We must be the ones who flood the streets and tie the hands of those who call themselves givers. Without gold, oil, education or job, El Avila continue to be expectant and he will watch arise a country that never existed. He’s giving us time. But even time runs out.

“God gives hope to the weak, so that he take the risk to be strong.”

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X-Patriate

January 20, 2014

Dedicated to G. M. and my expatriated siblings.

It should not be called patria or nation where people live in fear.
It should not be called patria or nation where life became upheaval.
It should not be called patria or nation where people live under a bifid, disoriented and completely pulverized precept.

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We live in an increasingly vicious reality where is no order; there is no real government nor regime of any kind.

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Those who stayed here; those who are not plondering the country… We are exptriated already.

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Expatriate: transitive verb. 1: banish, exile 2: to withdraw (oneself) from residence in or allegiance to one’s native country
Allegiance: the obligation of a feudal vassal to his liege lord b (1): the fidelity owed by a subject or citizen to a sovereign or government. (2): the obligation of an alien to the government under which the alien resides

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April Falls

June 28, 2013

It is time,
truth is speaking,
truth is dreaming,
April is always coming as it is, which is no time. It falls, disappears and lights.

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MDE – live

May 11, 2013

October 6, 2011
Centro cultural BOD-Corp Banca
Caracas, Venezuela

Drums: David Marcano
Bass: Ricardo Martínez
Guitar: Dacio Medrano

Piano & effects: Xavier Losada

Production: Proyecta Comunicación

Recording Engineer: Marcel Fernández
Video: Raúl Colmenares
Audio engineer: Eder Soto
Stage Manager: Tyrone Vera
Stage Lighting: Tirso Machado
Scenery: Soluciones Arquimad

Escritorio

“Today I had the estrange sensation of,
While remembering something,
Feeling that I already lived it”

The Story

After writing theater music for about seven years I started my first composition and recording exercise without a script as a headline. The result: noticeably incidental. I created the main theme of soon-to-create stories without realizing it.

That first exercise ended as eight themes that tell, among others, an intense year of my life. I called it: Escritorio.

MDE (stands for typewriter in Spanish) is Escritorio‘s first theme and is inspired by the moment a writer, composer or artist starts to create, to make tangible any idea, when he concentrates a lot of memories and ideas and, by moments, feels fluidity at creating.

MDE drives the beginning of a series of introspections behind the piano, the guitar and a computer, as well as the production of themes at the solitude of my room. Every song I’ve recorded until today, foracantiladoEl hombre que ríeLa uña, el martillo & The Impossible Thoughts or any other project owes something to MDE.

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Upheaval of piano, toys and cuatro

February 27, 2013

We live in a moment and in a country where we are surrounded by elements that disturb us emotionally.

We’re surrounded by so many changes, a crisis we may say. We’re surrounded by the unfair and the inexplicable. On a side, we find elements of satisfaction just by rising our sight. We’re in the middle of a social upheaval. We react with hunger, fear, joy and grief. Today we are dreaming what yesterday was repudiated and we are accepting as truth what yesterday was lie.

After two months of intense changes, including frustrations, achievements, exhaustion, rest, dreams, travel, music and noise; in the middle of a piano, a cuatro, and baby toys, I’m finally understanding:

I’m in shock …

and sometimes the commotion that moves slowly is the most violent of all.

Contemporary Dance Changeable Cohesion – Solo #2 In Fante

November 24, 2012

How does a person react when its familiar environment isn’t secure any more?
How fragile does then the own existance seem to be?
Which unknown strength and creative forces are unleashed?

A team of six dancers from Venezuela and a German choreographer with different physicalities have looked for these and more questions in an exciting eight-weeks creative period.
As second part of the project Upheaval, which will takes place in Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Lebanon and Germany, CONtraSENTIDO will tour in Germany after its Caracas world premier.

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SALA JUANA SUJO, LA CASA DEL ARTISTA –
FESTIVAL DIVERSIDAD DANZADA 2012
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH / VIERNES 28 DE SEPTIEMBRE
6.30 PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH / SÁBADO 29 DE SEPTIEMBRE
5.00 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH / DOMINGO 30 DE SEPTIMEBRE
11.00 AM
PLAZA DE LOS PALOS GRANDES
‘CONTRASENTIDO’ EXCERPTS / EXTRACTOS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH / DOMINGO 30 DE SEPTIEMBRE
5.00 PM
SALA CABRUJAS
DOCUMENTARY “THE OTHER BODY” BY GERHARD SCHICK IN PRESENCE OF VENEZUELIAN AND GERMAN ARTISTS /
DOCUMENTAL “EL OTRO CUERPO. DANZA Y TABÚ EN SAN PABLO.” DE GERHARD SCHICK, CON LA PRESENCIA DE LOS ARTISTAS VENEZOLANOS Y ALEMANES.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH / DOMINGO 30 DE SEPTIEMBRE
6.00 PM

CREDITS/FICHA TÉCNICA

Dancers/Bailan: Jorge Luis Ansidey, María Fernanda Castillo,
José Conde, Alejandra Peña,
Julio Loaiza, Fabiola Zérega
Choreography/Coreografía:
Gerda König
Choreographic Assistance/Asistencia coreográfica:
Gitta Roser
Video/Videoarte: León Grauer
Stage design/Escenografía:
Edwin Erminy
Original Music/Música original:
Xavier Losada
Lights/Iluminación:
Jorge Luis Redondo
Costumes/Vestuario:
Juan Carlos Vivas
Rehearsal assistant/Asistencia de ensayos: Constanze Lemmerich
Direction AM and Cultural Coach/Dirección AM y Asesor Cultural:
Alexander Madriz
Production direction/Dirección de producción:
Gustavo Fijalkow

The region of encountered waters and winds

November 13, 2012

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