El Último Acuerdo (The Last Agreement)

A concert for bodies, piano and machines.

This concert is a panoramic action, a resonance gesture to the music created by Keith Jarrett during his Sapporo solo concert (Japan) in 11/18/1976.
A poetic architecture emerges through kinetic, visual and sound creation. Such structure consists of two lonely dancing bodies (somatic machines) that inhabit the stage as two liberties without pretending encounters or dramatic confrontations; they are a couple of mechanical machines the present the beautiful and catastrophic movement of their own decadence as well as emerging narratives: the story of an everyday life. The concert lays out a particular structure that, besides transforming sound into action, installs it as another body, one more matter on stage.

It is an agreement in which bodies take action to refuse invisibility; imagining narratives they fill of meaning the performing territory (the stage, which is a lot more than physical architecture) where there is always too much height, too much width and too much length. The somatic machine (human body) very raison d'être is to tell in order to transform. It builds its own identity in front of volumes that always overtake it. It is all about a world that states solitude as beginning and end.

The Last Agreement poses a dissection of the sound composition of the 11/18/1976 event to build a nakedness different to that of the image of a body without garments, the nudity of the mechanism of the machine (scenic, somatic and mechanic). It is an action that goes deep into the polyphonic structure of every single movement –from silence in the winter streets to the excitement of a worn-out body– to turn into experience what is made visible by a surveillance camera or an endoscope.

Concept, directed & interpreted by:
NATALIA OROZCO, JAVIER GUTIÉRREZ R y ALEXANDER GÜMBEL
Assistant director: RAFAEL ARÉVALO
Invited performers: COQUE SALCEDO, HELOISE CUSSINS y ANTON GÜMBEL
Original concert: KEITH JARRETT (Sun Bear Concert – Sapporo ‘76)
AV design and materialization: FELIPE CAMACHO
Musical advisory and graphic sheet music: SANTIAGO BOTERO
Extended design (Space, Light, Sound, Set): LA MÁQUINA SOMÁTICA
Assistant technical producer: ANYINSON LUJAN
Costume design: RAFAEL ARÉVALO
Set construction: JOHN TRIANA y ANYINSON LUJAN
Sound engineer: JUAN CARLOS AMORTEGUI
Graphic design: JUAN FRANCISCO GARZÓN
Photography: ADRIANO POZZOBON
Assistant executive production: VIVIANA SIERRA