ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SANDRA GÓMEZ
As part of the Reside programme, Auditorio de Tenerife organizes in collaboration with the INAEM, a new artist in residence by the Valencia-born artist Sandra Gómez. Her contemporary dance proposal called "Cartografía de la soledad" ("A map of aloneness") is part of the research project "Solo los solos" ("Singularly singles"). This project aims to deal with the theme of aloneness and solos in contemporary dance in terms of stage practice.
"Cartografía de la soledad” (“A map of aloneness”) proposes a series of individual interviews with current choreographers who have worked ‘solo;’ it examines the reasons that brought them to do so, as well as their circumstances, contexts, and artistic approaches with the aim of finding common elements. The interviews will be recorded, creating a file that will be available to be viewed and/or listened to from a personal website. In the future, this material could be part of a stage piece as video installation art.
In choreographic terms, in the future there will be a practice of movement (a solo) resulting from the different artistic concerns of those interviewed who have passed the personal filter of Sandra Gómez.
Therefore, 15 choreographers or artists who have practised their art in solitude are being called; bodies belonging to the official and non-official history of contemporary dance, like a map of aloneness.
The selected candidates will be previously interviewed by Sandra Gómez to gather the necessary information on the artistic and aesthetic profiles of each participant. The in residence takes place from 26 April to 7 May in the hall "Sala Oval Castillo" at the Auditorio de Tenerife. As they are individual interviews, a prior schedule of participation will be established amongst the participants.
SANDRA GÓMEZ. Choreographer and performer. She has extensive training in contemporary dance and holds a Master in Artistic Production, specialising in Contemporary Thought and Visual Culture (Fine Arts Department of the Valencia Polytechnic University). She also holds an Undergraduate Degree from the Higher Centre for Dramatic Art Studies of Valencia.
From 2001 to 2012, she worked as a creator with the LOSQUEQUEDAN collective on several projects displayed at different national fairs and festivals.
Since 2012, she has been working independently on projects that focus on the body and movement:
"Bailar al sonido" (“Dance the sound”) (Valencia, 2021), “Volumen 2” (“Volume 2”) (Valencia, 2020), "Preludio y fuga" (“Prelude and fugue”) (Valencia, 2019), "Tot per l ́aire" (BAD, Bilbao, 2018), "Heartbeat" (Valencia, 2017), "No soy yo" (It's not me") (Valencia, 2016), "Tentativa" ("Tentative") and "Guests" (Valencia, 2016-2014), "The love thing piece" (Madrid, 2013) and "Tentativa" ("Tentative") (Valencia, 2012).
This research was part of the “Autonomía y Complejidad” (“Autonomy and Complexity”) project organised by ARTEA, and Gómez was part of the working team at CETAE (the Centre for Cross-Cutting Studies Applied to the Stage and directed by Carolina Boluda. She has also participated in the project "Misión divina" ("Divine mission") coordinated by Ana Buitrago, Oscar Dasí and Sergi Faustino. She conceived and coordinated the “Maneras de hacer” (“Ways of Doing”) project and edited the book entitled, “Mejor libro de danza del mundo. Imaginarios sobre danza y otros asuntos” (“The Best Book on Dance in the World: Thoughts on Dance and Other Matters”) – a book which came out of this, her most recent project.