Charco is a call for care in order to deal with the anthropogenic changes that WE, humans have caused on Earth. Pepa has been searching and designing choreographies that challenge places of stagnation in society (charcos) and the behaviours that stop us from thinking of life as a space of wonder and experimentation. Socio-political choreographic practices have the potential to empower people by asking them to trust their caring and intellectual capacities.
This research embraces choreography as the capacity to read the body of society in an anthropological way, to recognise what is currently at stake, to see which problems need attention and how social constraints are supported by the body..
Pepa Ubera is a freelance dance artist based in London
In the last week of her residency Pepa has been sharing some of the research choreographic scores with Pre Professional Year at Sydney Dance Company. Five of the students will perform in the sharing. Lillian Grant Claudia Willimann Olivia Hadley Opal Russell Patricia Hayes Cavanagh
Special thanks to each of them and to sound artist Hugh Aynsley for his assistance with the sound and video.
Image of courtesy of the artist. Pepa Ubera, The Machine of Horizontal Dreams