The Conspiracy of Forms is a dance performance with three women and a block of concrete. A ritual in which the audience is invited to witness from closely a process of metamorphosis and alchemy . They hold the block, they hammer it, knead it, they transform it into something else. In the performance, the block of concrete appears as a concrete object and as a metaphor: the concrete is what is there, everywhere in our urban lives, supporting the structures in which we live, think, work and feel, shaping the world as we know it today.
In a poetic way, the work addresses the question of how we relate to the world we have built in a poetic and feminist way. What relationship is possible between destruction and recycling, between digestion and expulsion?
"… the work goggles are put on and the hammers are brought out and everyone knows what time it is. With a dramatic swing - which is comically extended by a backbend - the first blow is struck. The changing light setting creates silhouettes of the performers on the stained wall behind the bodies. The shadows of their crouching position and arched backs with which they synchronously hammer the concrete evoke associations with images of the Stone Age, cave drawings or extrahuman shadows.
In The conspiracy of forms, Amparo González Sola and concrete conspire to show you things you don't expect to see and of which you don't know where they came from or whether they were there at all: Matter as concrete, metaphysical and metaphorical magic." - Devika Chotoe, Theaterkrant
The light design focused on the materiality of the concrete and the space, and the transformations they undergo, proposing new relations with the dancers who change and are changed by the interactions.
Concept & direction: Amparo González Sola
Performance: Carolina Stegmayer, Claudia Ganquín, Amparo González Sola
Light: vinny jones
Assistant: Isabel Aimé González Sola
Dramaturgical advice: Lisa Reinheimer
Production: Sanne Jacobs
Photography: Alex Heuvink
Co-production: workspacebrussels (BE), The grey space in the middle (NL)
Supported by: Spring Performing Arts Festival (NL), Dansateliers (NL), Goethe Institut (NL), Gemeente Utrecht (NL), Residenties in Utrecht (NL),
Residencies: workspacebrussels (BE), Het Huis Utrecht (NL)
Dutch premier 20 May, 2023, Spring Festival, Utrecht, NL