Gaiás, Cidade da Cultura
Escenas do cambio 2022

3—5 May 2024
Festival of theatre, dance and art in action
Gaiás, City of Culture

Xunta de Galicia

3—5 Maio 2024

Festival de teatro,
danza e arte
en acción

Xunta de Galicia

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Laura Aris

Sunday 5 May 7.30 p.m.
City of Culture | CINC Building, Conference Hall

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie is a show that wanders between memory and premonition. A contemporary dance solo that revolves around (in)communication and the emotional scars that human beings inevitably accumulate over time. An inventory of reflections on the human condition and its intricate relationship with the forces that govern our existence. A search for meaning, presented from an intimate, feminine perspective.

On stage, a fragmented narrative unfolds as the space is transformed into a scenographic installation. Through action, universal themes such as love, pain, hope and the desire to explore the world and share experience are addressed. Gradually, Laura Aris immerses us in a magical game with subtle humour, transporting us into a galaxy which, although quite its own, remains accessible.

This stage proposal is a warm invitation to walk together through a personal gaze that, despite everything, tickles the collective imagination.

Laura Aris

Laura Aris is a performer, choreographer and internationally renowned teacher. Her professional experience includes a decade as a dancer in the Belgian company Ultima Vez directed by Wim Vandekeybus. Since 2009, she has been working as an independent artist developing her own creative practices.

She has directed numerous creations for international festivals and institutions, including Surprised By Joy (2009, for Taller Nacional de Danza El Barco, Costa Rica); El Buit (2010, produced by Centro de las Artes de San Luís Potosí, Mexico); Under the Eyelids (2011) and Geometry of Breath (2022) for ZPA (Zagreb Dance Company) in Croatia; Cualquier Mañana (2014, with Spanish dancer Álvaro Esteban); Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (2017); One Day Three Autumns (2018, for MAPDANCE, UK); El Aliento de Las Estrellas habita mi Cuerpo (2020), a research laboratory for the dancers of La Faktoria, a choreographic centre in Pamplona.

She has combined her artistic practice with a recognised pedagogical work in the field of international contemporary dance since 2001 and has a great interest in the development of a fluid and permanent dialogue between contemporary dance and other disciplines.

Data sheet

Belgium | 55 min | 9 €

Creation and interpretation: Laura Aris Álvarez
Original music: Roger Marín
Costume advice and transformations: Amber De Sagaer
Lighting design: Alban Rouge
Dramaturgical accompaniment: Muriel Hérault
Co-produced by: Sismògraf Dance Festival, Theatre Roxy (Switzerland) and Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Language: Spanish

Spain Premiere