Felices Pascuals

Jose Pascual | Jordi Teixidó
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Teixidó is an expert in contemporary dance, a genre used in this interesting piece to introduce a series of choreographies into the public space. A double process is hereby created that is discernible in the alternation between public and private space, as well as in the different roles taken on by the dancer in the piece.

The streets of Barcelona’s city centre are silent witnesses to the evolutions of a dancer performing a fascinating choreography, that takes him from a studio in which he practices minimal, almost intimate, gestures, to the street, where he starts shaking into expressive and energetic movements that catch the attention of the distracted passers by. And at precisely this moment a battle breaks out within this singular individual, who is fighting for an escape, trying to distinguish himself from a compact crowd that nevertheless slowly devours him.

The whole piece is constructed around this game of dualities or dichotomies. The white/black dancer seems to always be vacillating, opting for one or the other alternative, locked within a contradiction with no possible resolution.

It is worth mentioning that both the choreography and the music have been created specifically for the piece. With Felices Pascuals, Teixidó continues to delve into the visual possibilities of dance, as he has done in previous works such as Mundana.

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Felices Pascuals
  • Direction: Jose Pascual - Jordi Teixidó
  • Production: Jordi Teixidó / Jose Pascual. 1997.
  • Team:

    Choreography: Jose Pascual

  • Duration: 00:03:54
  • Original format: High 8
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Copyright