The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal:
The curtain opens. We see the fiction within the fiction within the fiction within the fiction. The curtain closes.
The curtain opens. We see the theatre within the theatre within the theatre within the theatre. The curtain closes.
The curtain opens again. We see the rehearsal of the rehearsal of the rehearsal of the rehearsal. The curtain closes.
What is the name of the show?

Cuqui Jerez works on developing a choreographic language based on the body and its relationship to space, time and objects, the production of signs and their transformation through repetition, as well as the manipulation of audience references and expectations in the context of the theatre. Memory and structure are fundamental aspects of the work.

A pice created as part of the project The Neverstarting Story, a collaborative project by Amaia Urra, Cristina Blanco, María Jerez and Cuqui Jerez, four independent artists who usually work in a frontier area between choreography, performance, video and theatre, and insist that it is not about creating a mix of them all, but generating a new field, a line of escape that slides in between. Here they've found a way to collaborate and work together without the need for consensus as a prerequisite, that is, conserving their independence within the project. These four directions have resulted in two performances: The Set Up, by Cristina Blanco and The Rehearsal, by Cuqui Jerez; one movie: The Movie, by María Jerez; one video installation: The Thing, by Amaia Urra; and one collaboratively created short film: Cinthy Tuloh.

Here the Amateur Interview#2 to the project The Neverstarting Story in the frame of Conservas Resort of LP'09:

14th of March, 20h
15th of March, 19h

90 minutes


Directed by: Cuqui Jerez
Performed by: Cristina Blanco, María Jerez, Cuqui Jerez, Amaia Urra y Gilles Gentner
Technical director: Gilles Gentner
Produced by: María Jerez, Cristina Blanco, Cuqui Jerez y Amaia Urra
Co-produced by: Consejería Cultural de la Embajada de España en Colombia, CCN de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon (Résidence de Recherche), Beursschouwburg (Bruselas), Parc de la Villette-Résidences d'artistes (París), Consejería de Cultura y Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
Supported by: La Mekánica (Barcelona), La Parrala (Burgos), Vooruit (Gante), PACT-Zollverein (Essen), Mugatxoan (Arteleku, Donostia, y Fundação de Serralves, Porto), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Aula de Danza de la Universidad de Alcalá, Miguel Jerez and  Beatriz Quintana.