Javiera Peón-Veiga | Chile
The performance directed by Javiera Peón-Veiga is inspired by the traditional practices of hot water baths and proposes an immersive experience of collective purge. In an environment full of steam, the audience is invited to move freely to create, together with the performer Claudio Muñoz, a community ritual of cleansing the body and mind. The choreography goes through the stages of the “hammam”, popularly known as the “Turkish bath”: heat, massage, exfoliation, washing, and relaxation.
The show investigates bathing as a collective phenomenon of purification in which the intimate sphere and the public space intersect. Blurring the boundaries between inner and outer, the body is a permeable organism that pours, absorbs and is crossed by distinct forces of information and waste. In the process, steam and sound function as environmental phenomena and tactile means capable of vibrating bodies.
The project is a multidisciplinary creative practice and explores the potential of steam and sound to affect bodies and environments. The research crosses dance, sound art, performance, and writing, cultivating actions that allow connecting the human to an interdependent ecosystem, in which body and environment are one, enabling the act of being in and out at the same time.
Artistic Direction: Javiera Peón-Veiga;
Creation: Claudio Muñoz, Antonia Peón-Veiga, Rodrigo Sobarzo, Natalia Ramírez Püschel e Javiera Peón-Veiga;
Sound drawing: Rodrigo Sobarzo;
Lighting design: Antonia Peón-Veiga;
Performance: Claudio Muñoz
Documentation: Natalia Ramírez Püschel;
Graphic design: Simón Sepúlveda;
Collaborators: Luc Delannoy, Rodrigo Ríos Zunino, Luis Enrique Díaz-Lazcano, Andrea Moro, Núria Buch Canet, Daniela López, Mario Carreño, Camilo González, Paz Pachy Durán e projeto Soundlapse, da Universidade Austral do Chile;
Virtual traffic advisory: Rossana Santoni;
Media and press management: Graciela Marín;
Production in Brazil: Associação SÙ de Cultura e Educação;
Production management in Brazil: Marisa Riccitelli Sant’ana e Rachel Brumana;
Executive production in Brazil: Luiza Alves e Paula Malfatti;
Production and receptive assistance in Brazil: Carol Vidotti;
Financial in Brazil: Dani Correia;
Technical direction in Brazil: André Boll;
Technical direction assistance in Brazil: Giovanna Gonçalves;
Sound technician in Brazil: Guilherme Ramos;
Stage technicians in Brazil: Tete Rocha e Israel Rezende;
Co-production: NAVE, Centro de Creación y Residencia (Chile); Support]: Fundo Nacional para o Desenvolvimento Cultural e Artístico do Chile (2019).