THE REHEARSAL BY CUQUI JEREZ
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MARCH 23 AND 24, 2012
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE JAMES BUNDY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR VICTORIA NOLAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND
WORLD PERFORMANCE PROJECT AT YALE JOSEPH ROACH, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR EMILY COATES, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PRESENT
THE REHEARSAL Directed by CUQUI JEREZ Created in collaboration with MARÍA JEREZ, CRISTINA BLANCO, AMAIA URRA, GILLES GENTER Performed by MARÍA JEREZ, CUQUI JEREZ, AMAIA URRA, ISMENI ESPEJEL, THOMAS KASEBACHER
THE RUNNING TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 100 MINUTES, WITH NO INTERMISSION. ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A TALK BACK WITH THE ARTISTS.
Co-produced by Consejería Cultural de la Embajada de España en Colombia; Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon— Programme ReRc (résidence de recherche); Beurs- Schouwburg, Brussels; Parc de la Villette (Paris) dans le cadre des Résidences d’artistes; Consejería de Cultura y Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid. Supported by La Mekánica, Barcelona; La Parrala Centro de Creación Escénica de Burgos; Vooruit, Gent; PACT-Zollverein, Essen; Mugatxoan-Arteleku Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia, San Sebastián—Fundação de Serralves, Porto; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Aula de Danza Estrella Casero de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares; Miguel Jerez and Beatriz Quintana. THE REHEARSAL IS A PIECE CREATED WITHIN THE PROJECT THE NEVERSTARTING STORY.
ABOUT THE REHEARSAL The curtain rises and we see the fiction within the fiction within the fiction within the fiction. The curtain falls. The curtain rises and we see the theatre within the theatre within the theatre within the theatre. The curtain falls. The curtain rises and we see the rehearsal of the rehearsal of the rehearsal of the rehearsal. The curtain falls. What’s the name of the piece? —CUQUI JEREZ
The Neverstarting Story is a project in collaboration among Amaia Urra, Cristina Blanco, María Jerez, and Cuqui Jerez, four independent artists who work in a borderland between choreography, performance, video, and theatre. They insist that their work is not about mixing these disciplines but trying to generate a new field that slides “in between.” In this project they have looked for a way to collaborate without arriving at consensus, that is to say, keeping independence inside itself. The starting point was common material and questions that had been developed on the principle that ideas are not property. Finally they decided to accompany each other in four different directions, proposed by each of them. The result of these four explorations are two performances: The Set Up by Cristina Blanco and The Rehearsal by Cuqui Jerez; one film: The Movie by María Jerez; one video installation: The Thing by Amaia Urra; and Cinthy Tuloh, a short collaborative film.
PHOTOS (ABOVE AND COVER) BY ENRIQUE ESCORZA.
ARTIST BIOS CRISTINA BLANCO (CREATOR) has worked as an actress since graduating the RESAD in Madrid in 2002. She has appeared with several companies and in short films, and she has sung with several bands. In 2004 she created her first solo cUADRADO_fLECHA_pERSONA qUE cORRE that was awarded a prize at Jardin d’Europe, Impulstanz 2008. In 2006 she created caixa preta_caja negra in collaboration with Claudia Müller for Encontros Imediatos (2006) in Alkantara and Panorama. In 2008 she premiered The Neverstarting Story, a project in collaboration with Cuqui Jerez, María Jerez, and Amaia Urra.
ISMENI ESPEJEL (PERFORMER) began her career as a classical dancer in Madrid and Budapest. She then studied contemporary dance and theatre in Spain, where she has performed in projects that play with the boundaries between dance, acting, cinema, and performance. Her desire to interrogate theatrical conventions led to her first solo piece, ID, which was performed during the 2010 In-Presentable Festival in Madrid. In 2011 she assisted in the direction of Comedia y Sueño, based on texts by Lorca and Shakespeare, conceived by J.C. Corazza. She is now collaborating with Cuqui Jerez on Crocodiles and Alligators. As a teacher she searches for projects that use the body as a way of knowledge and social exchange, including performances of Rodando in the streets of Madrid or A ciegas with blind participants. email@example.com
GILLES GENTNER (CREATOR) began his career at the Alsatian cultural centers as a stage manager and in light and sound. In 1991 he met Olivier Py and became the assistant to lighting designer Patrice Trottier. In 1994, he met Laurent Gutmann, the current director of the National Arts Centre for Theatre in Thionville, and through a long collaboration, designed lighting for all of Gutmann’s shows. He has also worked in theatre with Catherine Marnas, Arnaud Churin, Etienne Pommeret, JeanBaptist Sastre, Ann Caillère, and Louido De Lenqueseing; in dance with Jérome Bel, Boris Charmatz, Olga De Soto, Sylvain Prunenec, Tomeo Verges, Cuqui Jerez, Claudia Triozzi, and Richard Siegal; in fashion with Cartier; in installation with Laurent P. Berger (boarder in the Villa Medicis in Rome) and Tomeo Verges; in opera with Guiseppe Frigeni; and in music with Xavier Boussiron.
CUQUI JEREZ (DIRECTOR, CREATOR, PERFORMER) lives and works in Madrid and Berlin, and she studied dance in Madrid and New York. In 1990 she graduated from Real Conservatorio de Música y Danza of Madrid where she studied classical ballet. Since 1990 she has been working as a dancer and performer with several companies, on films and in productions. She has created the following pieces: Me encontraré bien enseguida solo me falta la respiración (1995); Dígase en tono mandril (1996); Hiding Inches (1999); A space odyssey (2001); The Real
Fiction (2005); The Rehearsal (2007), as part of the project The Neverstarting Story in collaboration with María Jerez, Cristina Blanco, and Amaia Urra; The Croquis Reloaded (2009); The Nowness Mystery (2011); and Crocodiles and Alligators (2012).
MARÍA JEREZ (CREATOR AND PERFORMER) has worked and collaboarted with Cristina Blanco, Juan Domínguez, Amaia Urra, Jérome Bel, Gary Stevens, and Cuqui Jerez. Her work travels between cinema, choreography, theatre, and visual arts. Since 1997 she has worked and collaborated with several theatre and dance companies and independent artists. The Case of the Spectator (2004) was her first theatre piece. In 2006 she created This Side Up in collaboration with the students of the School of Architecture of Alcalá de Henares. In 2008 The Neverstarting Story premiered, a project she created in collaboration with Amaia Urra, Cristina Blanco, and Cuqui Jerez. She also made the film The Movie (2008). Currently she is working on a new piece, The Perfect Alibi (2011–2012), and planning a new film, The Trip (2013).
THOMAS KASEBACHER (PERFORMER) is a performance artist currently living in Vienna. He studied performance at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Comparative Literature at the University of Innsbruck. He has worked among other artists, including Matsune and Subal, Oleg Soulimenko, and Sarah Vanhee. Together with Laia Fabre, he works under the label not found yet and has created several performances and projects, including Second Life (2007); Sometimes I Apparently Do Those Things (2009); Pudding (2010), a video installation/ performance; and Perfect Happiness (2011). He recently premiered his new production LINGER at brut Wien. Lately he has been touring in Dark Matter with Kate McIntosh and Turning Turning with Sarah Vanhee. He is currently working on various projects, including a new performance with María Jerez and Phil Hayes (to premiere in Zurich in May 2013) and on a new not found yet production Go West, which will premiere in fall 2012. notfoundyettheatre.com
AMAIA URRA (CREATOR AND PERFORMER) graduated with a degree in Fine Arts in Bilbao in 1998. She studied contemporary dance in Bilbao and Madrid. Since 1999 she has worked and collaborated with different artists and choreographers. She participated in the project Mugatxoan, which inspired her to begin to create her work. In 2002, she presented her first piece El Eclipse de A, a piece based on the relationship between the reality of the spectator and the fiction of film, as well as how time is articulated in a cinematic discourse. In 2008 she collaborated with Cristina Blanco, Cuqui Jerez, and María Jerez to create and premiere the project The Neverstarting Story. In 2009, she created the video Time-Wasters and the piece La Cosa in 2010.
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THE REHEARSAL directed by Cuqui Jerez. Yale Repertory Theatre/NO BOUNDARIES Series. March 23 and 24, 2012.