The street and the square as a meeting point for people and a space where the action takes place: la cuerda, soka, the rope… Sokadantza (rope dance) is one of the most deep-rooted dancing traditions in the Basque Country – a tradition that that reflects the joining together of society by dance. Soka recreates this concept via a contemporary view of things: it brings together the essence of this ancestral dance in order to approach it from a modern-day standpoint through the eyes of young contemporary creators.
This is a show that came into being following a meeting between dancers from the Kukai Dance Company and the choreographer, Pantxika Telleria. Five dancers and two percussionists star in this show, which pursues interesting work involving a search and encounter among its creators and performers. SOKA is the result of a piece that unfolds smoothly to a percussive rhythm.
Project management: Jon Maya.
Choreographer: Pantxika Telleria, Jon Maya and performers.
Dancers: Alain Maya, Urko Mitxelena, Eneko Gil, Nerea Vesga and Vanesa Castaño.
Musical management: Iñaki Telleria.
Live musicians: Iñaki Telleria and Jorge Pacheco.
Photos and video: Xabier and Iñaki Zapirain.
Production: KUKAI Dance Company.
Special mention Valladolid National Street Festival.