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Dragon, rest your head on the seabed (2018) is a choreographic composition for six synchronised swimmers in a pool which lies somewhere between dance, sport and science fiction. The surface of the pool becomes the main stage where our piece of fiction will play out: a fictional creature, a transindividual that is dismembered and joined together through liquid and formed by the multiple subjectivity of the six swimmers.

Usually at a synchronised swimming competition the judges deduct marks for not smiling, for having strands of hair out of place or for touching the bottom of the pool. In this dishevelled dragon, similarity, difference, synchrony and asynchrony all coexist. It doesn’t always smile and not only does it touch the bottom of the pool, it lies in rest there.

Dragon, rest your head on the seabed is one of the Dragon Pieces, an ongoing artistic research exploring the complicated relation between automation and imagination. The patterns on the dragon’s skin, the infinite series of pieces that compose its body can be understood as events, movements and narrations which, one after the other, conform an endless geometry of desire.

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Dragon, rest your head on the seabed

a project by

Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld and Federico Vladimir Strate Pezdirc

swimmers

Julia Echevarría, Andrea Fuertes, Conchi Iruela, Esther Mora, Carolina Pino and Irene Toledano

costume design

Roi Pardo

make up artist

Lucía de la Fuente

light design

Maxi Gilbert

original music

Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld

external eye

Alessandro Sciarroni

trainer

Alicia Sanz

production

Ciertas Producciones and Veranos de la Villa

A Veranos de la Villa 2018 production

The research phase was conducted as part of the Research Studios program at P.A.R.T.S., in Brussels.

acknowledgments

Maral Kekejian, AD Sincro Retiro, Centro Deportivo Municipal de Vicálvaro, Lola Lasurt, Julia Rubies Subiros, Virginia Galván, María Gómez and Bojana Cvejic


22+23/08/2018

Veranos de la Villa, Madrid

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