Choreographer and dancer Víctor Manuel Ruiz premiered his most recent creation at the Ángela Peralta Theater on Wednesday, “Anatomy on Love”, a dizzying performance on stage by dancer Nashieli Buelna that mixes the languages of contemporary dance and flamenco.
As a result of the 2017-2020 National Art Creators System Scholarship, the Artistic Co-Director of Dephos Contemporary Dance and the EPDM structured a dark and sharp journey full of passions, delusions and eroticism after reading the immortal poem “Death without finish”.
From a dialogue with the work of José Gorostiza, Ruiz and set designer Fernando Feres composed an atmosphere of a ritual nature in which the dancer displayed the passion of flamenco that was transmuted by the conceptual and abstract light of contemporary dance in a kind of coven.
The glass, the fall of the water, fire, the “long ribbons of surprise tapes” and other elements of the maximum creation of Gorostiza were transferred to a pagan choreography, a lucky recreation of a witch in its purest sense: sister of the night, of mystery, of her body, of vital and dark powers that animate everything.
Together with Buelna’s undoubted histrionic power, Johnny Millán’s costume design sharpened the theatrical character of “Anatomy of Love” that seemed to move through small, intense scenes in which power, sex, vulnerability, mystery, the sacred and the mundane were twinned leaving the audience stunned and fascinated.
At the end, the artists went on stage to receive public recognition for providing one of the most intimate, careful and heartbreaking works that the Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlan has presented as part of the Mazatlan Cultural Festival 2019.