DeNada Dance Theatre is delighted to announce it has been successful in its application to create a new piece of work through the 'Transforming Stories' commission designed in partnership by Ovalhouse London, Brighton Pink Fringe and Bradford Theatre in the Mill. From June until September 2014, the company will develop its new piece, El Salomé, in each venue, performing the work in the three cities alongside two other commissioned artists.
Passionaria, Pons Guerra's new work, will take place in a dingy variety hall of Civil War Barcelona, in the dark, smoky ambience evoked in Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin (the short novel that inspired Cabaret) and Autumn Flower, a play about a Spanish Civil War lawyer by day, drag queen by night, written by Spanish playwright José María Rodríguez Méndez. It will be a story about female impersonation played out against a backdrop of the impending fear caused by the advance of fascism, with which Pons Guerra aims to reflect current social intolerance through a tragicomic, camp mirror.
Working in the three venues will allow the company to benefit from the artistic, technical and marketing support from each of the partners. The commission also offers DeNada Dance Theatre the opportunity to work in the studio with Pons Guerra's artistic mentor, Olivier Award winning choreographer Javier De Frutos.
Performance dates and times are yet to be confirmed, but will happen during the following weeks:
London Ovalhouse: week commencing 23rd June
Brighton Marlborough Theatre: week commencing 7th July
Bradford Theatre in the Mill: week commencing 15th September