Cuqui Jerez (Spain)

Minimum age 14+
300 minutes
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Cuqui Jerez is not what you would call an average choreographer. The Spanish combines dance with exhibition and performance: also Ultra-things is a live performance, a poetical moving landscape which the audience can freely walk in and out. Through performers with wigs and conspicuous costumes Jerez plays with expectations and sows disorder in a raving mad universe.

Ultra-things revolves around creating suspense, in an unusual way though. We usually associate suspense with thrillers and other story structures but how can you create the same suspense with a minimum of events and meaning? Through sound, space, bodies, objects and actions Cuqui Jerez looks for suspense in the smallest choices and details. Never did a silence cause more nailbiting than in this performance. Ultra-things is risky, expressive and leaves nobody behind indifferent.

Cuqui Jerez studied dance in Madrid and New York and has been working as an artist, choreographer and performer in several companies, films and performances for a few decades. Her own creations circle around the relationship between body and space, time and objects, expectation and perception and the boundary between fiction and reality. She was a guest at kunstencentrum BUDA for The Nowness Mystery and The Dream Project.

Free buss:
* 24/11: Departure at 15h from Villeneuve d'Ascq (Parcours)

CONCEPT BY Cuqui Jerez / CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH AND PERFORMED BY Oscar Bueno, Javier Cruz, Cecile Brousse, Anto Rodriguez, Louana Gentner and Jorge Salcedo / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AND LIGHTS Gilles Gentner / SCENOGRAPHY ADVISOR Jorge Salcedo / COPRODUCED BY Teatros del Canal, Madrid, Festival Next – kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk and Consejería de Cultura y Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid / SUPPORTED BY Festival de Otoño de la Comunidad de Madrid  in collaboration with  Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Inland-campoadentro, Madrid and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E). Su participación en este proyecto ha sido posible gracias al Programa de la sociedad estatal Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) para la Internacionalización de la Cultura Española (PICE), en su modalidad de Movilidad, que facilita que entidades e instituciones culturales extranjeras de referencia, públicas o privadas, cuenten en sus actividades y programas internacionales con la presencia y colaboración de artistas, profesionales o creadores culturales españoles o residentes en España.