AIR is the last production of the trilogy that Larumbe Danza dedicated to environmental awareness, after the success and awards received of the previous productions “Whales, stories of giants” (water) and “Chasing Forests” (earth).
A story of commitment to the well-being of one of our universal assets, narrated from the leading dancers and the magic of 3D projections.
AIR, however strange it may sound, takes place in a lift.
On a good day, two neighbours who hardly know each other get stuck in a lift when descending to street level from their flats in a big city high-rise. Faced with the unfamiliar situation of confined space and the slow worsening of air quality, their worry and uncertainty set in. At first, the two neighbours attempt to calm each other by inhaling and exhaling the air. Initially in a hurried manner, but steadily they manage to calm down from taking deep breaths of air.
Having overcome the initial shock, they open their minds, and, as if following the air escaping through the small grills of the lift, they undertake a fanciful journey. From the stratosphere to forests, over lakes and seas, they fly towards the big city where the air is as dull and contaminated as its citizens. Most of them, however, are totally oblivious to it, not having time to even question their own happiness.
Nonetheless, the adventure of this strange trip, whether real or not, leaves an indelible mark on our protagonists. They come out changed, with new and much clearer ideas on how to live life than they had before getting into the lift.
Idea, Choreography and Directed by: Daniela Merlo & Juan de Torres
Dancers on stage: Rubi Hindle & Mado Dallery
Virtual Performers: Beatriz de Paz, Thao Hellemans & Daniela Merlo.
Audiovisual and 3D Multimedia Creation: Carlos Lucas
Illustrations: Pura Narváez & Marcos Polo
Stage elements: Ana Minerva
Costume Design by: Matias Zanotti
Original Music: Mauricio Corretje
Lighting Design: Lia Alves
Lighting Technician: Daniel Alcaraz (Cía de La Luz)
Video recording: Jorge Barriuso
Photography: Pedro Arnay
Management and Promotion: Lizbeth Perez
Production Assistant: María Muñoz
General Production: Juan de Torres