OGMIA – Replicant

WITH Eduardo Vallejo Pinto
Replicant, or replicating, transits from its title to a kind of fictitious bioengineering humanoid, to answer or answer someone, or to urge or argue against the answer or argument. Maybe to yourself.

It takes as its starting point questions raised in philosophical currents such as existentialism and transhumanism. On the other hand, it relies on the aesthetic canons derived from the cinematographic archives of the 80s and 90s with titles such as Ghost in the Shell or Blade Runner.

With dance as a medium, this research will draw a parallel between the contemporary poetics of authors such as Mamoru Oshii, among others, who consider the soul of the machine and the search and evolution of being, within ‘a complex debate about existence.

Supported by the physical framework, movement and dramaturgy, and in turn, investigating the conceptual level through the development of the plastic arts, it aims to delve into the continuous poetics of the human act through performing arts. Thus the search falls to find this personal point of view about the spirit, the life, the consciousness of the individual, his general existence and the moral conflict about the creation in the search of the being.

Eduardo Vallejo Pinto

(Asturias, 1991)
Eduardo Vallejo Pinto is director, choreographer, producer and teacher. In an act of vital surrender, he conceives dance as a way of understanding and exercising life. A life that began with training in classical and contemporary dance in institutions in Europe and the Middle East, continuing his professional training in various companies as a performer and choreographer. His process of choreographic and dramaturgical creation leads to different sides. One more linked to the concept, and another part based on his research Finger Movement. From this method of direction arises a way of working that in a first encounter confronts pathos, from the deepest breathing and facial expression, to ―in the second instance― release the dancer from this tension, approaching in a gentle inertia towards more technical and translucent inquiry. His recurring themes, and are and will continue to be decisive in his career, such as political and social criticism, gender roles, interpersonal relationships and their consequences or concepts attached to specific periods of history.