“Its texture, its secrets, its perfect disorder. A toast for its characters. A man of many edges that no one can ever limit”.
Pablo Palacio is still one of the most valuable representatives of the Latin American avant-garde. He was a writer who lived always outside the established. He was an eternal rebel who never gave in to his thoughts, the essayists and critics never forgave him that stubbornness. His contemporaries totally marginalized him because he did not fit into the system, and he, too, did not want to fit in there. He was an "illegible" writer according to tradition, who, in his totalitarian face, tries to homogenise everything, denying those who do not enter into its logic. That is why they marginalized Palacio, who came to question the very bases of the literary canon of his time. The residency will be a research around the literary universe of the Ecuadorian writer Pablo Palacio.
Produced by FIALV, Festival Internacional de Artes Vivas Loja, (Ministerio de Cultura y Patrimonia del Ecuador), Premiere Autumn 2018.
Laura Aris is a performer, choreographer and recognised international pedagogue. Her performing experience includes a decade as a formal member of the renowned Belgium dance Company Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez and Lanònima Imperial in Barcelona. Since the past seven years she has been working as a freelance artist developing her own creative practices. She maintains a steadfast focus on collaborations with other artists. She is regularly guest teacher at festivals and art universities such as: Impulstanz in Vienna; PARTS; Deltebre Dansa; SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance; ROSAS/Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker; Institut del Teatre in Barcelona; HKAPA Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; Charleroi Danses in Belgium; Kalamata Dance Festival in Greece, Atelier Transformation in Montreal; Delfos in Mexico; Chinese Culture University of Taiwan; CID in Rovereto, among others.