Luis Garay


A confrontation of body and mind by an acclaimed new talent from Argentina

Buenos Aires-based Colombian choreographer Luis Garay introduces two intellectually stirring performances for the first time in Japan. Intentionally giving an extremely rigorous choreography to the performer Florencia Vecino, Garay’s solo work Maneries has dazzled audiences around the world for its exploration of testing the limits of one’s formal capacities. The title Maneries comes from The Coming Community by Giorgio Agamben, a famous Italian philosopher. An accelerating body tries to embody a radical concept. The performance follows the trajectory of their entanglement. The work of a brilliant mind from South America.

Multi-purpose Hall, Kyoto Art Center
DirectionLuis Garay
PerformerFlorencia Vecino
Live musicianMauro Panzillo
Lighting designEduardo Maggiolo
Co-produtionInternationalle Musikfesttage Martinu B. CH. Subsidy of Prodanza
With the support ofPorto a Solo (Portugal)
Maneries took part ofMadrid Autumn Festival, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse (Berlin), Panorama Festival (Rio de Janeiro), Queens Theatre in the Park (New York), FID - Fórum Internacional de Dança (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Bienal Internacional de Dança do Ceará (Brazil), Festival Internacional de Recife, Bienal Internacional de Cochabamba (Bolivia), Bienal SESC de Dança (São Paulo, Brazil), Fábrica de Movimentos (Porto, Portugal)
Presented byKyoto Experiment


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