"Acte 2 – To Resist"is the second part of Tamara Cubas’
anthropophagic trilogy. During one hour, over 1500 wooden planks are scattered
to illustrate the unstable ground in a state of emergency. The vibrations emitted
by the unsteady surface strengthen resistance, as portayed by the trance-like
states of five dancers and a dog.
The Cimarron is a dog
breed that fled back into the wild after being domesticated during the conquest
that birthed modern-day Uruguay. These six beings symbolize a new communal way
of life free from any superior authority.
Acte 2 is a means of resisting the commercialization of our emotions and
our bodies, as well as opposing the institutionalization and the
hierarchization of human relationships.
About Tamara Cubas
Cubas (˚1972) lives and works in her home country Uruguay. Her stage
creations have a strong visual component. In the last years Tamara Cubas has
been investigating about memory and the recent past in a variety of supports
(stage, photography, video, performance), situating herself at the
intersection of several generations.