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October 12 of 2018, during the festivities of El Pilar neighborhood
In La Vaguada park temple
A PROPOSAL OF
Luis Manuel Olero Alcántara
Municipal Police of Madrid music band
Coordination and communication
PHOTOGRAPHS, RECORDING AND VIDEO EDITING
La Mina Films
Estamos aquí. We are here
What would happen if we practice tai chi at the rhythm of paso dobles?
And sevillanas with ABBA music?
And contemporary dance with Western music?
The proposed situation was to convoke the largest possible number of neighbors to dance and move at the rhythm of the unusual repertoire offered as concert by the municipal police band.
We mapped all forms of moving the body we had in the neighborhood (dancing, sports, tai chi, etc.) and invited many groups with or without their own choreographies at the rhythm of pop music from the 1980s, Billy Jean, chotis, Zorba the Greek or paso dobles.
It was an extraordinary situation in midst of the festivities of El Pilar neighborhood, a shared presence with participation of different generations, a meeting to generate improvised common choreographies. An unexpected potpourri concert to allow us to dance with an amusing game of contrasts where we could allow humor to free ourselves from inhibitions and liberate the body from its normal forms of movement.