She was another one, she had been another one; not the one that will be, rather the one that she has always been.
Carlos Fuentes in an essay about Aura
A choreography by Katerina Valdivia Bruch
Dance: Brigitte Geier, Katerina Valdivia Bruch
Music: Tivadar Nemesi, Preslav Literary School
Lighting and costume design: Katerina Valdivia Bruch
Inspired by the books The Empire of Signs of Roland Barthes and the novelle Aura of Carlos Fuentes, this dance piece combines images from both books interpreting time in a non linear way. Starting from Ikebana and some topics of Japanese aesthetics, the dancers perform different images in a fluent sequence of movements. The piece presents an atmosphere of remembrance, overlapping past and present. Both dancers coincide in one character, Aura, as the personification of a woman who lives in a present-past time. The minimalistic sounds of Preslav Literary School and the live Hang-performance of Tivadar Nemesi intensify the multidimensional time feeling of the piece.
> Premiere: Cultural Centre of Smederevo, Serbia on June 27th, 2009, 11 pm
» video of the premiere
» photos of the premiere
During the Pattosofiranje Festival in Smederevo among 48 spectacles shown by artists from 8 countries (Germany, USA, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic and Serbia), Aura won the audience award.
The initial version of AURA was presented at the Cultural Centre of Smederevo in Serbia.
> October 21st, 2010, 8pm at Heilig Kreuz Church in Berlin
For this occasion, the dance piece has been extended and adapted to the rooms of the church, emphazising round and spiral movements.
Lighting technician: Marco Uhlmann
With kind support of Theaterhaus Mitte
» photos of the performance
> February 25th, 2011, 10 pm at HAU 3, as part of the festival 100 Grad Berlin.
» photos of the performance at HAU 3