Until this Sunday, the Baratza Hall will celebrate a new edition of the Dantzan Tzan Fest, an event focused on contemporary dance that started yesterday in Barrundia and will take place both today and tomorrow on the stage of Plazuela Aldabe. Important and interesting is the participation of artists in this event, also of an international nature, an opportunity that the José Uruñuela Conservatory of Dance wanted to seize to receive a master class from the young and outstanding Canadian dancer Pauline Gervais.
For example, yesterday afternoon the center brought together its third and fourth year HBO students to share experiences, exercises, ideas and advice with the artist. Gervais presented a wide range of proposals to develop the students’ knowledge of contemporary dance. It is customary for José Uruñuela to propose this kind of special meeting with leading artists, a way to have different points of view and knowledge that the students can use to feed their development.
For about two hours, the Canadian dancer used the universal language of movement to capture the attention of those who shared an intense Friday afternoon with her. Of course, the interpreter’s passage through the capital of Álava still has a lot to offer. Today he will perform for the general public in Baratza, where he will perform three short pieces: Human Tripod, Herbert and Echo.
It should not be forgotten that Pauline Gervais is a young promise on stage. Her visit to Gasteiz takes place within the framework of the Euskadi-Quebec collaboration, following the passage of several companies from here through the Quartiers Danses Festival, whose artist and creator is an associated artist. Now she comes back, not only to perform, but also to share her knowledge with the new generations present in the José Uruñuela.