Vancouver International Dance Festival presents Manuel Roque.
Gravitating around the exploration of the contemporary human condition, my artistic approach is focused on the notion of kinesthetic experience and how to share the singularity of this experience.
I recently discovered “collapsology”, a neologism created by Pablo Servignes and Raphael Stevens, which refers to a multidisciplinary field of study dealing with the potential collapse of our post-industrial civilizations. The authors/researchers emphasize the importance of the artists, philosophers, or poet voices, and the creation of new narratives far from the apocalyptic clichés bombarded ad nauseam by the mass media.
Navigating between control and letting go, Sierranevada is simply an exercise, a laboratory practice, an abstraction, a cloud parade inviting you to envision its form, meaning, or the energy exuding from it.
This practice is an act of resistance, echoing what Naomi Klein calls “the colonization of our imaginations by neoliberalism”, in order to deconstruct or rebuild a world a little more in tune with our intimate aspirations.