Is this ART? 2015
"Cortés uses a healthy dose of humour to ruffle our pretentious feathers and provoke an honest conversation about the relevance of modern art" Philippa Newis- London Dance, 5th June 2015. Full review here
“Is this ART?” is a question we hear often when people look at some of the art that is made in our times...
Is it because of people's lack of time (to think), sensitivity (to feel) or education(to understand) or is it because some of the contemporary art is made for a selective minority? We went to ask people in the street...
"Is this ART?" 2015 is a new take on the theme of the solo I made in 2013.
Dancers: Rachele Rapisardi, Colas Lucot, Luke Divall
Music: Kitchen Sink by Amon Tobin, Drumline by Brian Nutter, Woods by Bon Iver
Music and sound arrangements: Norma Silva
Light design: Jordi Pérez
Text: from interviews to twenty people in London carried out in April 2015
Associated artist: Patricio Forrester
Length: 15 minutes
Special thanks to...
Tom Sankey, for contributing with the interviews
Ignition Dance Festival 2015, co- produced by Kingston council and Dance West. Click here for the trailer of all Ignition choreographers
Premiered on the 3rd of June 2015 at the Rose Theatre, in London.
"Is this ART?" (solo version)
Is this ART? reflects upon some preconceptions and misconceptions about ART and the unnecessary gap between artists and the so called "normal" people
Choreography and dance: Neus Gil Cortés
Musical arrangements: Norma Silva
Text: Neus Gil Cortés
Video: Norma Silva
Length: 7 minutes
Premiered in Valencia, Spain, at the Santa Ana Foundation Gala, on the 14th December 2013
Watch it here