Los contempladores [The Observers] involves a tour that lasts about two and a half hours—with a maximum capacity of 30 people— around different spaces of the city that have been specially chosen under the premise of ''ocean feeling''. This concept describes the loss of the intimate body which, when confronted with the experience of vastness, erases all boundaries to become a whole.
Each participant will have a guided audio tour. The tour allows each individual to transport their own point of view, choosing at all times where to observe the space from and how to relate directly to the poetic aspect of immensity and intimacy.
For Szeinblum, immensity creates an impression that first calls upon the body and then the mind. This process will lead the viewer directly to an instance of contemplation.
Idea and direction: Diana Szeinblum
Creative group: Diana Szeinblum, Julia Sbriller, Paula Almirón
Sound design: Ulises Conti
Date: May 2 and 3
Departure time: 10 and 10:30 am; 1, 1:30, 4 and 4:30 pm
Free admission / Previous enrollment required on April 25 on the Tickets section
Commissioned and produced by BP.15
Diana Szeinblum 1964, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She is a dancer and choreographer. She studied contemporary dance at the Teatro General San Martín (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1980) and later earned a bursary from the Goethe Institut for advanced development studies at the Folkwang Tanzschule (Universität der Künste, Essen, Germany, 1990). There she danced in the company F.T.S. (Folkwang Tanzstudio), where she had the opportunity of working with such choreographers as Pina Bausch, Susanne Linke and Urs Dietrich, among others. As an actress she worked in the following plays: Recuerdos de una vieja leyenda, directed by Augusto Fernández (premiered at the Schiller Theater, Berlin, Germany, 1988), and Lux, homenaje a Xul Solar, directed by Vivi Tellas (premiered at the São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil, 1989). As a dancer she participated in the following pieces: Frauenballet, directed by Susanne Linke (re-opened at the Theater der Folkwang Hochschule, Essen, Germany, 1992), and The Rite of Spring, directed by Pina Bausch (re-opened at Opernhaus Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, 1993). She created the choreography A la hora de oro for the Contemporary Ballet of the Teatro General San Martín (Buenos Aires, Argentina), which earned her the Trinidad Guevara award for Best Choreography in 2003. Her first own project was Secreto y Malibú (premiered at the Espacio Callejón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2000), touring Europe, America, and Asia with it, and receiving the First Prize at the Metropolitan Contest of the City of Buenos Aires, and the Teatro del Mundo Award (granted by the School of Philosophy and Literature of the University of Buenos Aires). She then directed 34 metros (premiered at the Teatro Colón Experimentation Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004); Alaska (premiered at the Ciudad Cultural Konex, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007); La mesa es un pedazo de madera (premiered at the TACEC, Centro de Experimentación Escénica del Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009); Una cosa por vez, next to Lucas Condro (premiered at Espacio Callejón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013), and Sansón, for the National Company of Contemporary Dance (premiered at the former National Library, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014) She also presented the performances: La bestia (Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011) and Una cosa por vez (Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile, 2013). At present, she regularly teaches dance technique, composition, and improvisation.