Dansmakers Amsterdam – THE CAVE – Fernando Belfiore – tryout
In the past years Fernando Belfiore has been blurring the borders of theater, choreography and visual arts. Challenging modern logic thinking and social-political constructions he has touched metaphysical levels. The performer’s presence and potentialities of the body affects are a strong characteristic of his work, using movement to alter mental states and normality. His works are intense, designed, humorous, visual and radical often arriving at places of softness, vulnerability, and delicate transformation.
For this new work, Belfiore is playing himself with projections. Projections are the presentation of an image on a surface, especially a cinema screen. Belfiore creates installations and plays psychedelic atmospheres, projecting colors, high-quality paradisiac images, live recording, images for green screen and animations. But projections are also an estimate or forecast of a future situation based on a study of present trends.
Belfiore dives deep into his unconsciousness to reveal his wild creativity and inquietudes (uneasiness) of human conditions into his (hand)made universes.
“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” (C. Jung)
Concept, Choreography and Performance Fernando Belfiore. Production DANSCO, Dansmakers Amsterdam. PR Ruth Verraes. Outside Eye Charlot Van der Meer and Vincent Riebeek. Light, Video, Sound and Text Fernando Belfiore. Artistic Advice and Field Coaching Suzy Blok. Video Effect Jeremy van AlexetJeremy. Craft Maaike Fransen. Creation support by Residencies of Beam Lab, Dansmakers and EAD. With thanks to José Fernando Peixoto de Azevedo.