interoception

new media dance film

Interoception is a contemplative dissection of flamenco, where the inner connections between the artists weave an immersive improvised experience. It is a metaphor that portrays the juxtaposition between the mind of the performer and the colorful blend of emotions that arise in the thrill of the moment. In this journey, viewers delve into the inner world of a flamenco performer, which echoes through dance, music, poetry, digital painting, and video art.

Anastassiia Alexander – artistic direction, dance, video art, video production
Gabriele Kuzabaviciute – digital and video art, video production
David Ledo – technical direction, video art, video production
Jonathan Lewis – violin, music composition, music direction, sound production
Ricardo Sánchez – guitar, voice, music composition
Anastassiia Alexander & David Ledo – poetry

This work was created for the 2020 Virtual Victoria Flamenco Festival, based on the concepts developed during the Flamenco Rosario’s Creative Residency at the 2019 Vancouver International Flamenco Festival. It speaks to the creative process and improvisation that is so fundamental to flamenco.

Film Premier:
2020 Virtual Victoria Flamenco Festival
Victoria, BC, Canada
July 24, 2020

Screenings:
2020 Virtual Victoria Flamenco Festival
Victoria, BC, Canada
July 24-29, 2020

Work-in-progress showings:
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
Scotiabank Dance Centre
Vancouver, BC, Canada
September 21, 2019

INTEROCEPTION
Anastassiia Alexander & David Ledo

Our heart beats 100,000 times per day,
the same number as hair strands on our head.
We take a breath 20,000 times per day,
as much as the skin’s surface area in centimetres squared.
Our blood runs through the body at 5 kilometres per hour,
the speed we walk on Earth in our endless journey to discover…

INTEROCEPCION
Anastassiia Alexander & David Ledo

Nuestro corazón late 100,000 veces al día,-
el número de cabellos que cubren la cabeza.
Y los pulmones respiran 20,000 veces por día,
que coinciden con el área de la piel nuestra.
La sangre, que las venas recorre,
viaja a 5 kilometros por hora, –
la velocidad en que nosotros, los humanos,
diambulamos esta Tierra …

Interoception is a contemplative dissection of flamenco, where the inner connections between the artists weave an immersive improvised experience. It is a metaphor that portrays the juxtaposition between the mind of the performer and the colorful blend of emotions that arise in the thrill of the moment. In this journey, viewers delve into the inner world of a flamenco performer, which echoes through dance, music, poetry, digital painting, and video art.

Interoception is a contemplative dissection of flamenco, where the inner connections between the artists weave an immersive improvised experience. It is a metaphor that portrays the juxtaposition between the mind of the performer and the colorful blend of emotions that arise in the thrill of the moment. In this journey, viewers delve into the inner world of a flamenco performer, which echoes through dance, music, poetry, digital painting, and video art.

interoception /ˌin-tə-rō-ˈsep-ʃən/ n. sense that provides
information about the internal condition of our body

Credits
Artwork: David Ledo
Graphic design: Anastassiia Alexander