crl – power station
In 2021, the Power Station is part of the Iberescena Program, a network of Ibero-American Cooperation in the Performing Arts, formed by 16 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal and Uruguay.
The program presented here is structured in two major cycles – residencies for invited artists (Diego Aramburo and Azkona & Toloza) and residences through public notices (New Artists) – reinforcing our reception center for artists in residence.
The call for the Residency Program – Power Station 2021 – IBERESCENA aims to support an original project in the creation phase, proposed by artists from the performing arts, guaranteeing air transportation, accommodation, meals, rehearsal space, financial support and artistic consultancy, in a residence to be held between August 16 and September 5, in Porto, Portugal, with a final public presentation included in the program at the 21 VOLTS performance arts meeting, on September 2 and 3, 2021.
Applications were open from March 1st to 31st, 2021. The selected projects were:
CADELA FORÇA, Carolina Bianchi (BR): investigation into cases of femicide that occurred in different places around the world from the 90s to today.
YO SALVO LA MUERTE, Nicolás Lange (CH): immerses himself in interviews with LGBTQ + people born before the dictatorship in Chile, in which homosexual relations with senior Chilean army officials are reported between 1973 and 1990.
We would like to thank all the artists who sent us projects and we hope to build future possibilities for hosting them.
Josefina Gorostiza is a director, choreographer, performer and teacher. His search focuses on the work of movement, understanding the body as an enormous creative power. Bachelor in Choreographic Composition from the National University of Art of the City of Buenos Aires (Argentina), he received scholarships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Prodanza, National Theater Institute and Bienal de Arte Jovem.
Her participated in festivals in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, London and Spain. He is currently investigating three works: “Precarizada. A work of dance” with the support of Prodanza, “Bruta”, a process initiated at the Casa Festival’s creative residency in London (July 2019) and Sucumbo.
The residency project at Central Elétrica, SUCUMBO, will focus on the investigation of being on stage to generate tension between tenderness and brutality, between the beautiful and the monstrous, between the minimum and the excessive. Generate friction between sweetness and exhaustion, cracks in the spaces between immobility and irrepressible vitality. Try different textures to install and uninstall images.
Azkona & Toloza has dedicated in recent years to researching a series of archives that gave rise to the documentary trilogy «PACIFIC», focusing on the close relationship that exists between the barbarism of the peoples of Latin America, their territory and people, the development of neocolonialism and the various forms of expression of contemporary culture.
At the Power Station, the third part of the research project on ethnographic and anthropological photography, La Colección, will devote time to understand how photography has radically transformed the way anthropology studies the human being. In short, it is no less true that it is in this form of seeing, understanding and
explain the world, understanding the other as being exotic and assuming colonial barbarism as a habitual way of doing, that we were educated, instructed and colonized. We, our museums and also our cultural institutions. A real contribution to the reinterpretation of our cultural history and, ultimately, to the decolonization of our gaze and the memory of our bodies.