A contemporary dance and electronic music that rethinks the traditional Catalan folk dance ‘Contrapàs’
Àer is an ambitious project designed for four performers on stage, three dancers and a musician.
Àer is a piece of contemporary dance and electronic music that rethinks the traditional Catalan folk dance of the “contrapàs” with its music from a current, personal, and subjective perspective, understanding it as an existential, structural, and social reference for the moment.
The “contrapàs” is a series of Catalan dances that danced until the 19th century and that were the origin of the ‘sardana’. According to some authors, the origin could be in the ancient Greek tragedies and could be related to dances in the circle of the Iberians.
Àer reflects on the origin and execution of the “contrapàs”, of religious origin, of solemn and executed character, originally according to what some experts say only by men. Àer has been the winner of the third edition of the Delfí Colomé Award.