Magical and Elastic
25.02 – 26.02.2022
Whether you want to call Magical and Elastic a musical, a deconstructed musical or an anti-musical doesn't really matter. What it comes down to? Music, choreography, images and language are dependent on each other. They shape each other and thus create a whole that is always just a little bit different. All these elements exist side-by-side, without hierarchy. Because Magical and Elastic is a place where you see to listen and listen to see.
To get to grips with the relationships between music, choreography, images and narrative, Cuqui Jerez bends the conventions of the musical genre to her will: silences and tension, singing and dancing, lyrics and storytelling... you name it. She manipulates, plays and deconstructs, in good company. Until she arrives at a magical performance where a story emerges from an image, a choreography comes about thanks to the music, and the music starts from a story…
• Cuqui Jerez studied dance in Madrid and New York and has for several decades been working as an artist, choreographer and performer. Her own creations deal with the relationship between body and space, time and objects, and the boundary between fiction and reality. It is the first time we have welcomed her to Kaaitheater.
a project of Cuqui Jerez in collaboration with Óscar Bueno | concept & direction Cuqui Jerez | created in collaboration with Anto Rodríguez, Cécile Brousse, Javi Cruz, Louana Genter & Gilles Gentner | music Óscar Bueno in collaboration with Cuqui Jerez, Anto Rodríguez, Cécile Brousse, Javi Cruz & Louana Genter | sound technician Oscar Villegas | light design and technical direction Gilles Gentner | production Dorothy Michaels, Madrid | co-production Kaaitheater, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Conde Duque, BUDA, Festival TNT | support Graner & La Caldera | thanks to María Jurado, Julia Rubíes, Miguel Jerez, Beatriz Quintana, Maral Kekejian, Julia López Varela, Andrea Rodrigo, María Jerez, Océane Seyer and David Fernández.