JACIEL NERI / MOVING BORDERS (Mexico)

NOSOTROS (US) (performance)

Stage direction and choreography: Jaciel Neri, in collaboration with the performers of “Cuatro x Cuatro.”
Assistant Director: Janaina Stephanie Ochoa
Dancers: Victor Villasana and Cuatro x Cuatro: ! Luis Vallejo, Vazquez and Shanti Sendic Vera
Music: Joaquin Lopez “Chas”, Conjunto Africa
Costumes: Jaciel Neri
Lights: Jesica Elizondo / Jaciel Neri
Premiere: 2012
Duration: 50 min

 

For this piece choreographer Jaciel Neri was awarded with the XXXI Premio INBA-UAM which is known as the most important choreographic prize in México.

In Mexico being “carnal” of someone is being more than friends, like half brothers. That condition allows such a close relationship that is used to last forever. In that sense “Nosotros” is a story of “carnales” that reveals the typical mexican masculine world denoted by games of extreme physicality such as free wrestling (lucha libre), persecutions, street soccer and videogames. At the same time through the use of the dancer’s childhood memories, the murmur of their neighborhoods and the typical whistles codified between friends we can see the fragility and tenderness that is hidden behind the condition of being a man in México.

Since then “Nosotros” has toured along Mexican Republic and different countries like Germany, Costa Rica, Italy, Czech Republic and Poland as well as be presented at indoors and outdoors festivals.

 

Photos by Alfredo Millan, Ieve Gonzalez.

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JACIEL NERI

Dancer, choreographer, workshop leader and promoter of the performing arts, is a native of San Pedro Tlaltizapan, State of Mexico. He studied dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany, and Choreographic Research Center (CICO) INBA in Mexico City.

Jaciel started his career as a folk dancer in Mexico with the National Folk Dance Company of the INBA in 1993, with which participated in national and international festivals. His choreographic proposal achieved national and international recognition, his works were presented in Germany, Bulgaria, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Spain, USA, Italy, Czech Republic and Mexico.

Jaciel Neri has already received a lot of awards. As a workshop leader and teacher, he has worked in such national and international festivals as International Dance Festival José Limón (Mexico), Central American and Caribbean Meeting of Contemporary Dance School (Costa Rica), Ballo Pubblico Festival (Italy), Festival SIRAEX (Chech Republic), International Seminar in Dance Creation (Colombia) and many others. He currently directs Moving Borders and iN – muestra de arte escénico.

 

 

 

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