Roberto Jimenez | Valladolid (EFE).- With one foot in the stirrup, which is as much as putting a face to death itself, Miguel de Cervantes stated that in simplicity and humility “the most advantageous joys tend to hide”, a piece of advice taken from of his last novel and that, in a certain way, has gravitated this Thursday over the TAC.
That’s what life is about, the brilliant cripple seemed to tell us in “The Works of Persiles and Sigismunda” (1617), a lesson that the San Sebastian company Osa+Mujika have transmuted into “an invitation to live in the moment”, without complications, because the Time flies and you don’t have to waste it but enjoy it.
Jaiotz Osa and Rafke Van Houplines are the protagonists of “Bueltaxka” (‘from Basque, little walk), a contemporary dance show with which they have invited reflection through their bodies: turns, contortions, waving their hands, jumps and movements in a choreography of approximately fifteen minutes.
It is the time that the dancer has needed to dissuade his partner, to convince her that in life “there is nothing else behind, that does not search and waste time”, but she insists on a search process reflected in turns and laps, “before being convinced that, in effect, there is no such thing as something else.”
It is then that he stops turning, going by himself, and joins his partner to dance together with joy to the beat of music produced by himself signed for this show by the composer Gartxot Unsain, explained to EFE Xabier Mujica, representative of the company.
Theater of life… and death
The reverse of existence is death, the end of a journey like the one proposed this Thursday by the company from ilerdense Tombs Creatius with El viatge”, a sensory, poetic and experiential experience about the expired nature of life, understood as a breath of time, a loan with an expiration date.
In three-minute sessions, completely oblivious to what they were going to perceive through their senses, the spectators who have dared to enter the interior of a wagon of traveling comedians “have been able to attend their own funeral,” he stated. to EFE Pepe Cannata, one of the two members of the company that has been living in Bellpuig (Lérida) for twenty-five years.
As if it were a hospital scanner, lying on their backs, the visitors have been propelled into the wagon with the effect of finding themselves in the grave moments before the coffin was closed and hearing the crash of the first shovelfuls of earth.
They see the walls of the pit, they smell the earth and through a projection they contemplate the farewell that their loved ones give them, and all this “to break the taboo of death and send the message that life is unique and must be enjoyed.” ”, added Pepe Cannata close to Toni Tomás, the other half of Tombs Creatius.
The spectator’s reaction when he returns is one of surprise, joy and emotion at living an experience during which “they released a lot of adrenaline”, he added.
“With this show we have traveled to many countries where they have thanked us for bringing to light a taboo subject that is usually a bit scary, even families have thanked us because that is how they have been able to bring to their children an issue that is usually speak very little at the table ”, he has analyzed.
Another of the messages of this peculiar “viatge” is that no one is more than anyone else -according to Antonio Machado- that death makes everyone equal, to stand in front of the mirror to get to know oneself a little more and not have to listen, as the blind man said to Lazarillo de Tormes in one of his famous advertisements, that of “how many, in life, flee from others because they cannot see themselves”. EFE