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En Picado, is the title of a creation of the AI DŌ PROJECT dance company, with live music composed by Idoia Hernández.


Inspired by one of the passages in Genesis, the story around Lot's wife served as a metaphor for the action: Before Sodom and Gomorrah were consumed by fire and brimstone, the angels warned Lot: "Flee from your life! Do not look back, nor stop in the plain, but flee to the hills, lest you be swept away". But Lot's wife looked toward the destroyed city of Sodom and was turned into a pillar of salt.


The exhibition gives continuity to the same exploration and, like the original piece, is structured in three acts.


THE FIRST ACT shows a seemingly real situation on a rooftop.

Pressured by social rules and the pressure of fitting into established patterns independently, each character goes to the rooftop in search of a place for reflection. The chance encounter on the roof deprives them of the desired intimacy and unleashes a series of reactions that push the characters to their psychological limits. The presence of the double or master of ceremonies, whom no one sees, foreshadows a tragic ending, but not inevitable.


THE SECOND ACT transits between what really happens and the main character's imagination.

We see the protagonist alone on the rooftop, but we are also witnesses to his splits, internal conflicts and the saturation that has pushed his identities to the limit. It is a world of darkness, and it could be purgatory, where some individuals are destined to live for eternity without knowing if they are alive or dead, if they are corpses or ghosts. A place where the gates of hell could open at any moment to give free rein to the worst instincts of the human being.


THIRD ACT, the outcome.

"Acceptance is not to stop hurting. It is to stop fighting with life for the way things were. And, if you can, extract a learning experience. We're never the same again, but there is such a thing as collateral beauty." The adaptation of texts by James Rhodes, to whom we are highly grateful for having been granted to use them, have served as a guide to reflect on the positive aspect of the conflict and that, either you manage to digest what happened, or you're screwed, you're going to be miserable.


Contrary to what it might seem, the reflection to which the creation invites is not about death but a reflection on life.

AI DŌ (合 道)



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