30 minute work - 6 dancers

Inspired by ancient Spain where grief, anger, and despair were emotions inevitably nailed to the hearts of the Spanish in the last stage of the civil war, CODARA explores the passion for living and the struggle to survive. CODARA is a piece that finds a contemporary voice for one of the most renowned compositions, El Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo. The choreography is strongly influenced by folklore, culture, and musical rhythms, and ultimately conveys to the viewer how hip and historic are not opposite. CODARA proves how new trends of contemporary movement have the power to evoke ancestral resonance.

Made possible by

A creative residency at Centro de Danza Canal in Madrid, Spain (2017)

Data sheet

  • World premiere Teatro Espanol, Madrid, Spain, 2017
  • Running time 30 minutes
  • Choreography Mario Bermudez Gil
  • Choreographic assistant Catherine Coury
  • Sound design Itxa Sai Mediavilla
  • Music Joaquin Rodrigo
  • Lighting designer Lola Barroso