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25 March - 30 April 2007

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Álvaro Restrepo & Colegio del Cuerpo




Rencor / Rodeado de lágrimas (Rancor / Surrounded by tears)

Ten years ago, dancer Álvaro Restrepo decided that contemporary dancing could have a social purpose, and created, together with Marie-France Delieuvin, the Colegio del Cuerpo (School of the Body), a project through which children and youngsters from the poorest areas of Cartagena learn dancing as an alternative to a precarious existence with few opportunities for professional development. But the merits of the Colegio del Cuerpo should not be measured by its social impact but by the excellence of its choreographies and stagings, the result of hard and rigorous work. For Cart[ajena], the Colegio del Cuerpo has collaborated with Oswaldo Macià, staging an improvisation dance for the play "Rodeado de lágrimas" (Surrounded by tears), in which Macià explores the language of weeping, both universal and culturally determined.
(Translation: Marina Torres)

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española

© Photo + Text: SEACEX


In 1997, the dancer Álvaro Restrepo founded, together with Marie-France Delieuvin, the "Colegio del Cuerpo" (College of the Body), a school of modern dance for children and teenagers of poor quarters in Cartagena de Indias.


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