Ofelia Jarl Ortega – Hegemony
It’s a slippery slope. A volatile experience. It can change in a second. We witness them cornering themselves, doing it to each other, luring each other into a cavity. There, a constructed solidarity in a play of gymnastic interventions; a reassemblage takes place. It’s like a machine where you can join in, it just keeps on going.
To the sound of snare drums three dancers are immersed in complicated power dynamics. It’s fraternal incest at its core, pleasurable bullying and hard-shelled fantasies.
Hegemony is a dance piece by choreographer Ofelia Jarl Ortega developed together with dancers Darío Barreto Damas, Andrius Mulokas and Paolo de Venecia Gile.
Idéa, concept, choreography: Ofelia Jarl Ortega
Dance, choreography: Darío Barreto Damas, Andrius Mulokas, Paolo de Venecia Gile
Sound design, composition: Jassem Hindi
Light design: Mira Svanberg
Producer: Terry Johnson
Co-produced by: MDT, BIT Teatergarasjen, BUDA, STUK, My Wild Flag
Supported by: Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm City. Part of Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.