Reminiscente

(series of works)

Reminiscente’ is a new production by Fernando Troya to be created as a series of chapters in the form of short pieces. These chapters may be performed independently and/or combined (adapting to the needs of the venue), and ultimately culminate in a full length performance. 

This approach to the work is conceived to allow the creator to dive deep into the concept, minimise the cost of the production with parts of the whole that can stand alone and drive profits along the way. But it is also intended to engage the audience with the topic, the characters, the production and the aesthetics and can keep them eagerly anticipating the next chapter.

The chapters will be connected through the concept, aesthetics and structural basis:

Francisco Goya’s prestigious oeuvre is the main source of inspiration for the aesthetic appearance and content of this new creation. The ‘unfinished paintings painter’, caring more for the message than the form, painting ugly, raw, harsh realities of human kind, he reveals our immense vulnerability. Mixing dreams, historical events around his time and popular fears and myths; Witches, demons, anthropomorphised animals; nightmares become real in a world where the limits of different dimensions become very fine and seem to permeate one another.

I will be using Goya’s oeuvre to fuel the physical research. I will not stick to one particular phase of his work, but am extending the study to his entire life. Using the wide range of imagery to bring to life a new journey of our own.

Another strong anchor for the work, implemented as the structural and narrative basis for the production is the ‘Allegory of the Cave’ by the Greek philosopher Plato. The ‘simple’ tale explains and refers to his ‘Theory of Form’. Shadows and light, as in Goya’s work, become main characters. This is why the use of light and shadows in our productions has become a key element and have been integrated in the process from the beginning. 

Chapters created or in process so far…

Credits

  • Concept and choreography Fernando Troya
  • Choreographer’s assistant Quentin Roger
  • Music Carlos Ema
  • Production Martha Gallego (7 Hills Foundation)
  • Video Joris-Jan Bos and Maarten de Kroon
  • Performers: Arturo Vargas, Fernando Troya, Claudia Greco, Antonin Rioche