Dancers: Logan Pedon, Thea Bautista
Choreographer: Thea Bautista
Text and Voice: Olivier Benyahya
Music: City Dragon, Alva Noto & Byetone, Monolake
Photo by Withney Brown
Lazar is a duet choreographed by Thea Bautista based on an extract from a novel written by the French author Olivier Benyahya. While the music was composed using the text, the movement is inspired by the words and plays with the musicality and the rhythm the text creates. The novel becomes a visual and sound experience in which words translate into movements.
The work was partly created in 2017 and 2019 during two residencies in Oaxaca and was composed of dance and literature. Thanks to the support of the cultural center “Antigua Estación del Ferrocarril” in Oaxaca, Mexico, the piece turned into a 40 min piece that was premiered in Oaxaca on the 17th of March 2019.