ONCE UPON A TIME WHEN PIGS WERE SWINE

Concept/Choreography: Marco Blázquez

Lighting Designer: Marco Blázquez

Costume Designer:Marco Blázquez

Video projection: De-Da Productions

Production: Equilibrio Dinamico

Running time:  40 minutes

Dancers 6

Age: 12+

Winner show of Ecceplast Festival Troia Teatro 2015

An imaginary love story set in Poland during the Holocaust in World War II. Through a narrative structure, the choreography seeks to highlight, sometimes in a subtle satire, the cultural differences between the Jewish community and the SS authorities.
A choreographic story embracing various themes, combining dynamics and entertainment, alternating moment of great darkness to profoundly poetic, yet cruel, ones.
Historically accurate and precise, the choreographic concept was conceived in memory of the Holocaust’s victims.

“So that’s how we live our lives. No matter how deep and fatal the loss, no matter how important the thing that’s stolen from us–that’s snatched right out of our hands–even if we are left completely changed, with only the outer layer of skin from before, we continue to play out our lives this way, in silence. We draw ever nearer to the end of our allotted span of time, bidding it farewell as it trails off behind.”

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