Sat 17.10.2009 07:00
This is a picture of a person I don't know >> Pere Faura, Saturday, 17th of October, 19.00h, Round HallThis is a picture of a person I don’t know is a multidisciplinary solo performance about the concept of loneliness and the idea of nostalgia as a way to escape from it. Mixing existing musicals video material with footage recorded with a small video camera, This is a picture of a person I don’t know proposes a complex structure of time and memory that allows the audience to travel through their own history as well as trough the history of the piece itself. The spectator is addressed directly and is conceived as another character in a very close relation with the performer.
Trying to discover new spaces between theater and cinema, between recorded and live, between reality and fiction, This is a picture of a person I don’t know proposes an emotional journey through memory and nostalgia in a humoristic, but poetical way; complex, but transparent; personal, but accessible.
Pere Faura (Spain/Netherlands) studied music in the music school Diaula and in the Conservatory of Barcelona for more than 10 years, focused on flute and singing. He studied 2 years as a Theatre Maker in the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona, combining it with ballet and contemporary dance training. In 2002 he moved to Amsterdam to study choreography at the School for New Dance Development, where he graduated in 2006. As a dancer, he had collaborations with choreographers like Jerôme Bel (The Show Must Go On) and Ivana Müller (While We Were Holding It Together). In 2006, he was selected to participate in the DanceWeb European Scholarship Program, within ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna.
His graduation piece This is a picture of a person I don’t know (2006) won the ITS Festival Choreography Award and was selected for the Dansclick Holland Tour, and it has been presented in many different international venues all over Europe.