Propitia Sydera


Choreography 
Diego Vázquez

Production 
Danza UNAM & TCUNAM

Music 
"Hanacpachap Cussicuinin" (Anonimus Quechua), "Allegro, moderato e dolce and Allegro from the Symphony opus 2, num. 1 en B flat" by William Boyce, and "Et in terra pax" from "Gloria in D major RV 589" by Antonio Vivaldi

Sound Artist 
Andrés Solís (original score based on the "Chacona Propitia Sydera" by Georg Muffat)

Set Design 
Diego Vázquez

Costume Design 
Diego Vázquez

Light Design 
Diego Vázquez & Gabriel Torres Vargas

Première 
Mexico, UNAM. August 2018

Dancers 
Ana Laura Barragán, Leandro Beiro, Edith Carreón, Ricardo Herrera, Sarah Matry- Guerre, Ruth Morán, Nayeli Pérez, Germán Pizano, Vianey Rodríguez, Cristina Rueda, Paulina Segura, Alfredo Tame y Fernando Ursuga

Running Time 
22 min.



Propitia Sydera uses the title of the Chacona by Muffat as a point to departure to present a dance piece that reflects the idea of light in opposition to darkness: stars that are born and get consumed with time, the dance of a woman full of light (Mujer Sol / Sun Woman) whose life is overwhelmed by darkness, a trio that resembles a flow of water that dissipates, and the image of war that is overcome by love.

 

In a revised version of the original choreography, the Mexican composer, Andrés Solís, creates an original score inspired by the Chacona Propitia Sydera by Georg Muffat. This musical piece serves as basis for the second scene, one we have named "The Stars".