JESUS DE VEGA

"The body is a transformative entity, one that can oscillate between extreme opposites; we are open to choices, whichever the environment. In this dance of opposites, we decide who and what we want to be. It is up to us"

The reviews are in...

Happy to share the reviews of the work I have been developing lately (links to the read the whole thing below):


-GlitterGods/Stigma (a piece that I couldn't be prouder of, for everything it represents):
"(...) If the long list of countries sounds to the end, it's just a matter of how many places in the world homosexuality is still forbidden. It's a summary to be discouraged, yet let Jesús de Vega end his Glittergods / Stigma performance . That does not only work well as a celebration of the party that that evening continues, but also emphasizes the realization of our paradoxical reality. While the West is well drenched, there is still a long way to go in many parts of the world"

https://www.theaterkrant.nl/…/glittergod…/ick-jesus-de-vega/

-Choreopop, my collaboration with Chai Blaq,  (for now still a work in progress, which we will continue working on in 2018): 
"The performance of Chai Blaq and Jesús de Vega makes the most impression (…) Their two first Choreopop songs are simple in design, beautifully elaborated and play very consciously with the ever-so-exhausting, supposed sex appeal of new technology (…) That is promising"

https://www.theaterkrant.nl/…/festival-why…/festival-whynot/

Happy day!

 

pic by Alwin Poiana

pic by Alwin Poiana

Choreopop in Paradiso for ADE

The 2 songs created so far for Choreopop (piece in colaboration with singer/songwriter Chai Blaq and which will be developed further in 2018) have been performed at Paradiso (Amsterdam) as part of the program for the Body and the Beat (organised by Festival Whynot) in the context of A.D.E. (Amsterdam Dance Event)

 https://www.paradiso.nl/nl/programma/whynot-x-paradiso-the-body-beats/19419/

Here's a small clip of the rehearsal of Kowareta (the second song of our set) 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BageTZKFuyD/?taken-by=festivalwhynot

It was an absolute blast to be able to perform at Paradiso and at A.D.E.. Thanks to Festival WhyNot for making this happen!

And stay tuned for more Choreopop in 2018!

 

choreopop by Jesus de Vega and Chai Blaq
choreopop by Jesus de Vega and Chai Blaq

Choreopop (work in progress) in Come together #3 picture

Last week's showing of Choreopop at Frascati, as part of Come together #3 was an absolute blast! Both Chai Blaq and myself would like to say thanks to Andrea Bozik, Nicole Beutler, BAU, Eva Vilanueva and Keren Levi (as well as ICK) for such a wonderful event. 

Here is the first picture that has been published of Choreopop.

 Taken by Marjolein Vogels, this is a picture of the reworked version of Kowareta (duet part of Choreopop).

 

Chai Blaq and Jesus de Vega in Kowareta, duet taken from UKIYO. Photo by Marjolein Vogels.

Chai Blaq and Jesus de Vega in Kowareta, duet taken from UKIYO. Photo by Marjolein Vogels.

Stigma at N8 (museumnacht)

As part of the program of Museumnacht in Amsterdam, a preview of Stigma was presented Saturday 5th november with great response from the audience. 

Thanks to ICK and to Van Eesterenmuseum for their support and the opportunity to share the work with an audience.

Stigma will be premiered September 2017 at De Meervaart, Amsterdam.

http://museumnacht.amsterdam/programma-detail/?248/stigma

 

Trailer Distinguished Dreams #3

The Nederlandse Dansdagen (Maastricht, 7th, 8th and 9th October) is approaching fast and I am right in the middle of the rehearsals for Atari and Kowareta, the 2 short pieces I am creating in collaboration with Chai Blaq https://www.facebook.com/Chaiblaq/  

Here is the trailer that was shot the day of the Kick off of the project. Things have changed quite a lot since then... come watch us in Maastricht!

Kowareta preview at Parcours festival Maastricht

Sunday 11th September, Kowareta will be shown as an exclusive preview of the program Distinguished Dreams #3. Kowareta will be premiered at (and produced by) the Nederlandse Dansdagen 2016 (Maastricht) 

Below you can find a link to see a short clip on the Instagram page of the Festival as well as a couple of links to the Nederlandse Dansdagen and Parcours Festival.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKOLW8rDU7U/?taken-by=nederlandsedansdagen

http://www.nederlandsedansdagen.nl/nl/publiek/programma/2016_distinguished_dreams_3

http://www.hetparcours.nl/artiest/393/nederlandse-dansdagen.html

Kowareta is Japanese for "broken". The duet (a collaboration between Chai Blaq -musician- and Jesus de Vega -choreographer-) presents the two performers both as the individual fragments that form this unusual "band" as well as the glue that connects the separate sounds (and movements) in order to form a song.

The premise for Kowareta is a simple one: merging the separate elements in order to arrive to a new fully formed image/sound. Their individuality magnifies the beauty of their connection.

The sounds of this piece include: beats created from micro sounds taken from Jesús' body, Michelle's live and recorded voice, and a selection of analog and digital sounds (chinese recorderharp, synth, bells, etc.) stored in a drum/sample pad. 

Choreographer at Distinguished Dreams #3, Nederlandse Dansdagen 2016

I am one of the three choreographers that will pair up to collaborate with three very talented singers/songwriters. We will create 2 short and unique performances per couple. They will be shown the weekend of the 7,8 and 9th October in Maastricht as part of the Nederlandse Dansdagen.

Check the link for more info (and to see who I am paired up with):

http://www.nederlandsedansdagen.nl/nl/publiek/nieuws/2016_duos_distinguished_dreams_3_bekend