«Eliana and Rocío studied the storks’ gestures and created a gesture vocabulary that they used along the performance path. They also created a beautiful game/rhythm code with percussion and the words from the song «Téntere, nublo» written on the floor.»
Ciconia/Ciconia for TÉNTERE, NUBLO in Tudela, Navarra, Spain.
Last summer, in collaboration with drummer/performer Rocío Campaña, we create Ciconia/Ciconia, a particle of a much bigger project created by Merche Blasco and directed together with Maitane Beaumont.
A creature half human, half ciconia?
A ciconia with two heads?
It depends on how you look at it.
«Téntere, nublo is a site-specific public performance for Tudela’s historic district, culminating in a participatory sound performance.
The piece is based on an ancient local incantation meant to protect crops against violent weather. The piece expands into a sonic choreography on the old city of Tudela inspired by local flora and fauna, performed by women. (…) A dialogue between local human and nonhuman elements, an act of listening to the natural landscape and responding in kind: percussionists play to the storks nesting in Tudela´s cathedral, horn players adopt the calls of Ebro river birds, and artichokes are given a chance to sing.»
Texts by Merche Blasco.
Site-specific public performance in Tudela (Spain). With the support of Maria Forcada Foundation.
Photos: Merche Blasco, Maria Forcada Foundation and Michael Sugarman.
Post by Merche Blasco here.
Score: By Rocío Campaña and Eliana Beltrán.
Percussion instruments, Concept: Rocío Campaña, Merche Blasco and Eliana Beltrán. Design: Merche Blasco.