Compañía Antonio Ruz 

After taking on (and triumphing!) a challenge of the magnitude of adapting Electra to the world of rural Spain for the Spanish National Ballet, Antonio Ruz (Spanish National Dance Award Creation 2018)) returns home for an intimate project with his own company. From tragic grandiosity, he now moves on to an introspective reflection with PRESENTE, for which he tackles the slippery notion of the present, which implies delving into time and impulses, the past and the future, the ephemeral and volatile nature of the now, and what he himself defines as the gift that each moment implies. And he does so without failing to take into account the uncertainty, anxiety and vertigo that are the signs of these extremely fast times in which we live. “An altering piece in which the five dancers build their own performance space while choreographies and images unfold of a poetry that moves between chaos and beauty, between that which is ephemeral and eternal.”

Concept, direction & choreography Antonio Ruz Dance & choreographic collaboration Victoria Pérez Miranda, Melania Olcina, Maureen López, Indalecio Seura y Alejandro Moya Music Bruno Dozza Set design Paco Azorín & Antonio Ruz Light design Olga García Costume design Kimôh (Anne- Cécile Espinach) Sound Arne Bock Sound technician Enrique Chueca Cello (recording) Aldo Mata Percussion (recording) Rodrigo Martínez Production Paola Villegas y Gabriel Blanco [ Spectare ] Photo work in progress Laura Ortega Video work in progress Ainara Nieves Video María Salgado Press Josi Cortés Manager Valeria Cosi 

With the collaboration of Teatros del Canal and the support of Ayuntamiento de Madrid 

Premiered at Teatros del Canal, Madrid 19.10.18