By Helena Frigola
HEME is the directorial debut of Alfredo Ayón, who joined the dance company at the end of 2015 and is also an interpreter in the show. The work is a journey through his experiences in Europe, including Lithuania and England, and his return to Mexico.
Danza Viral Presents: HEME
Fri, Apr 15, 7pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta
Main floor: 120 pesos (students 80 pesos)
Box seats: 80 pesos (students 40 pesos)
Gallery: 50 pesos
The show is both colorful and dark, dynamic and introspective, ranging from dreamlike atmospheres to theatrical and playful moments, with scenes of high physicality. HEME is a piece in one act with different scenes, which include solos, duets, and unisons of all interpreters. Contrast is a constant in the performance, which goes from very slow-motion scenes to fast-paced ones, and from extravagant and dark costumes to colorful and bright ones. Ayón’s movement code brings a different point to the dance collective, influenced by his experience during his year of artistic residence in the Kaunas Dance Theatre in Lithuania and subsequent research trips in England and Iceland. Ayón is—as are the other members of the company—a graduate in Contemporary Dance from the Professional Dance School in Mazatlán, directed by Delfos Danza. He was part of Danza Viral Colectivo Escénico in the beginning and then developed his artistic career independently in Mexico and Europe to reincorporate as a dancer and resident choreographer at the end of 2015.
Danza Viral Colectivo Escénico was founded in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, in 2010, and as of 2016, it will be three years since they chose the city of San Miguel de Allende as their home. In San Miguel the company trains, does artistic exchanges, and welcomes artists in residence, as well as offering professional workshops at different levels, as part of their residency project in the Allende Cultural Center, Instituto Allende, where Danza Viral’s Dance and Movement Studio is located.