‘A bit of no one’ is a new piece by the young Canary creator and dancer Carmen Fumero. It speaks of aspiring to become someone, of the need to be accepted, fit in, participate and form a part of the overall total. On stage are three committed dancers of different sensitivities and qualities of movement portraying the tension of rejection. The two men, Miguel Ballabriga and Indalecio Séura, appear intentionally connected and share a code of conduct; at times they go in unison to establish direct and frontal communication. In silence Fumero observes them. She, and it is not unwarranted that she be she, remains still, a mere witness with a desire to participate. More than halfway through the performance she tries to become part of this world, but she is ignored and rejected, at times even exploited. Alone, she dances frenetically in response to their rejection. Subtly, but determinedly, her message gets through to the audience.
“It Was Almost Two” is presented as a contemporary dance project, striving to tell a story as an event. Through dance and an electronic soundtrack we are trying to stage a cinematographic way of relating what occurred when “It Was Almost Two”.
The main idea of the manuscript unfolds at a meeting where a young man is waiting in a certain place for a woman to show up. They both have very different intentions for each other, and what is about to happen is the result of a previous conflict. Envy, struggle, egocentrism and an illness capable of bringing about loneliness will inevitably lead the two individuals to a physical conversation bound to end in tragedy, a tragedy within an imaginary event.
“Although this brief exchange of words had happened with smiles on both their faces, the threatening look in the young man’s eyes made it clear that standing before her on that evening there was only one thing he could do: murder her.”
“The School of Flesh” by Yukio Mishima.
Title: … It was almost two o’clock
Director and Choreography: Carmen Fumero & Miguel Ballabriga
Performers: Carmen Fumero & Miguel Ballabriga
Lighting Design: Sergio García
Lighting technician: Beatriz Francos
Music: This Day In
Duration: 43 minutes
With the support of Centro de Danza Canal, Centro Cultural Eduardo Úrculo and Festival Feedback.