Rita Noutel & José Maldonado : Bailes extraños

26.5.  Bern, BewegGrund.Das Festival                                                                                                                                                          28.5.  Lugano, ORME Festival                                                                                                                                                                        30.5.  Basel, Wildwuchs Festival

Bailes Extraños is the result of intensive research by dancers Rita Noutel and José Maldonado into improvisation and composition methods in the here and now. Every performance is improvised and different. Full of expectation and unconditional curiosity, they come across a hitherto unknown Swiss dancer. They will be accompanied by regional musicians. With movement, sound and light, they create a place between order and madness. Bailes Extraños is the magic that comes when people share time and space and move together. Dance becomes the chance to mingle directly and without preconceptions – and through that to indulge in joy, pain, passion and the poetry of the moment.

Duration: 60 minutes                                                                                                                                                                        Language: no language

The dancer and choreographer Rita Noutel who lives in Spain, began dancing professionally in 2009 and has since worked with prominent choreographers and companies, such as Jordi Cortés and the mixed abled dance company Din A 13. With Miriam Aguilera, she founded the inclusive dance collective Yurdance in 2014, that uses physical features creatively and sees supposed hindrances as creative elements. Her first play Cyclamen was acclaimed at the Festival Escena Mobile and tours internationally. José Maldonado is a prominent artist of the contemporary Flamenco scene. As a dancer and choreographer, he combines tradition and avant-garde: dance with visual arts is a recurring feature. His work has received multiple awards and is performed internationally.

Choreography: Rita Noutel & José Maldonado
Improvisation partner: (in Bern, Basel and Lugano) Maira Nett                                                                                                        Musician: (in Bern and Basel) Nicolas Perrin                                                                                                                                          Musician: (in Lugano) Brian Quinn