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Espacio Potencial

Duration: 60 min

Original music, musical director, and guitarist: Manuel Cazas

Guest Dancer: Abel Harana

Double bass: Gal Maestro

Singer: Yehuda 'Shuky' Shveiky 

Percussion: Maayan Doari 

Artistic Director, Choreography and dance: Adva Yermiyahu

Costume design: Yeela Lugassy & Pilar Cordero
Photography: Natasha Shakhnes, Michal Menczer

Potential Space is a term coined by psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, refers to the liminal space of an experience that lies between reality and fantasy--without these poles interfering with each other or making a choice between them. Espacio Potencial (Potential Space) is a special collaboration with guitarist and musical director Manuel Cazas and guest dancer Abel Harana, represents an attempt to structure the performance following a visual-formal guiding principle, thus expanding the essence of traditional flamenco beyond its’ function as a musical dialogue between three basic elements - song, guitar, and dance.
 
At the center of the show are the elements of flamenco: singing, guitar, and dancing-- all complimented by a uniquely designed tail dress by Yaala Lugassy. The encounter between traditional flamenco song and dance combined with principles from contemporary art forms generates a potential space that explores the dialogue between contrasting elements - static and movement, intimate and public, tension and relaxation, art and life, performer and spectator.

With original music by Manuel Cazás, the work invites us to deepen familiar musical relationships and traditional flamenco singing, while simultaneously re-examining time as a mechanism to transport them to different worlds of ethnic music: as explored through uncharacteristic rhythms of 5 and 9.

Potential Space combines traditional and contemporary flamenco, creating an innovative, intriguing, and surprisingly scenic world.

 

 

Reviews

Flamenco as a Space of Possibilities, The Contemporary Eye – Dr. Idit Suslik

Adva Yermiyahu premieres Espacio Potencial, Chiquita, Aurora

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The Site-specific version

In its Site-specific version, the creation is nourished by the physical space in which it is performed and therefore moves, evolves, and is constantly changing according to its architectural, sonic, and spatial characteristics.
 The audience is invited to be a part of the show, to change its location, perspective, closeness, and relationship with the performers and space at any given time.

 

The Site-specific version was presented in several different spaces and each time was specially adapted:
The first time was Adva's final project at the School of Visual, Theater, Jerusalem, in 2004. Space was a white square gallery with halls and windows. Singing and Guitar: Yehuda 'Shuky' Shveiky and Ofir Atar.

In 2015, she open the Gala show of the 'Flamenco Days' festival. Presenting the work in the gap between the front row and the stage of the Suzanne Dellal Theater, Tel Aviv. Singing Yehuda 'Shuky' Shveiky and Eti Guri.

A special premiere was presented in 2016, for the opening of the Women's Festival in Holon, at the Meditech Hall. Adva used the various floors of the building, the elevator, the stairs, the main path, and the stage. A special collaboration with Spanish artist Alicia Acuña and Israeli singer Miriam Levy.