This is a project of a biographical nature, structured around releasing a parrot living with the author’s family for more than 30 years. This parrot has always lived enclosed in a cage, becoming a witness to family memory. By letting the parrot loose, Carolina Fernandez intends to x-ray the family history and trigger a personal deliverance from family dynamics that hamper our progress. The family is considered to be a potential site for confinement under crisis, in which power structures are inscribed that prevent us from fully undertaking our personal flights. Threads of energy or memories from the past that condition us from the unconscious. It could be described as a work of genealogical revision to activate deconstruction, provocation and renewal processes. Entrenamiento para la libertad started in Escenas do Cambio 2016 and has been supported by Azala. From a post-dramatic viewpoint, and with the actual animal present, the piece will create a dialogue between individuals, family structure, and the figure of the parrot; and will tell, from an unusual angle, the story of a family and their relentless pursuit of freedom.
Carolina Fernández (1978). Trans-disciplinary artist. Her work is a live exhibition where audiovisuals, poetry, theatre, movement, installation and performance are combined in search of a personal language. She began to study performing arts 13 years ago, having attended training workshops and creative courses with various professionals such as Andrés Corchero (creation), Constanza Brincs (processes, traits and bodies), Hisako Horikawa, Regina Goerger, Yomiko Yoshioka (Butoh), Carmen Werner (choreographic research and creation), Jordi Cortés, Guillermo Weickert (dance, theatre), Ana Vallés (Creation), Marina Lee Tamayo (Flamenco). She studied for a year at the National Center for Contemporary Dance/CNDC in Angers.
World première at Escenas do Cambio 2017.