PRESS

ON NURIA LEGARDA

 

ON DARK BEAUTY

Dark Beauty is a great example of how the artist uses photography to fix the system of symbols of any work. The spaces in which the action takes place constantly refer to abandoned aged places, architectures destroyed or half done, absolutely devastated spaces where the only thing that still persists is the protagonist’s body (also abandoned and mistreated).
The protagonist is an anonymous woman, an individual who personifies the idea of the search for female perfection, while only knowing how to exist from a relationship of domination, of absolute subjugation and total abandon.”

by Greta I. Galeana

 

ON CLAIM YOUR PLACE I+P


 

“Nuria Legarda offers the viewer the opportunity to pass through a space open to meditation. The labyrinth, the installation, becomes a place of human searching (with the theme of 20th century wars as a reference) but which she does paradoxically from a visual work based on textures, colour, light, and video screening, not at all aggressive but based on an invitation to the placid observation of someone walking through a forest, surrounded by sounds and sensations that we would find in nature. Later, the intervention of Legarda’s performance is completely honest and appeals to the feeling of anger and impotence through the fragility and strength of the performer’s naked body. The repetitive and obsessive movement of the dancer-actress, her frenzied soldier-army march, is a good exercise in conciseness through gesture. An image that remains on the retina: the woman wrapped in the material we previously walked through, broken, with her head vanished, the beauty of the body contrasted with the military boots, in the middle of the degraded environment. An intense work, at once delicate and daring.”

Ricard Gázquez, playwright and stage director, Barcelona

 

ON LA CENA

“…that a relatively young actress like Nuria Legarda does not limit herself to more or less comfortable forms of performance and has the passion for research and experimentation in contemporary theatre with a cross-over view. This is why it is so praiseworthy that La cena is a sensitive, intelligent, visually delicious and technically impeccable piece…”
Jordi Sala, Diari de Girona, 26-10-08

“…the research consists of the combination of different narrative languages (dramatic text, dance, minimalist movement, pre-recorded image), fruit of the conviction that any story has to seek out and find its own means of expression, and that they become clear as the narration advances. A brilliant concept endorsed by the technical expertise of the performers…”
Jordi Sala, Diari de Girona, 26-10-08

Laying or clearing the table prompts a studied choreography of oriental inspiration, while the visual aspect is resolved as an installation where the arrangement of the subjects in innovative chromatic and spatial associations gives the show a dimension full of humour and freshness….”
Francesc Massip, Diari Avui, 20-11-08

…There is a constant stylization of violence and a stylization of perversity… the text is full of silences and vacuums of information and places us at the same level as the audiovisual image… and as the pictorial composition obtained with light and objects…
Francesc Massip, Diari Avui, 20-11-08

 


ON ÉCUMES

 


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