Álvaro Restrepo y El Colegio del Cuerpo

COL. Compañía del Cuerpo de Indias, núcleo profesional de eCdC,
Established in 1997

Teatro Adolfo Mejía
March 22, 23 7 p.m.

Tríptico Messiaen.
Choreography in collaboration with:
Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia, Festival Internacional de Cine de
Cartagena, Bienal Internacional de Danza de Cali y Proartes

Multiplex Caribe Plaza
march 19

Las siete visiones del amén. 2014. Film, 60 ‘

The Colegio del Cuerpo (eCdC) will be participating in the First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias with their project Tríptico Messiaen, a homage to the French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen. Tríptico Messiaen is composed of two choreographies developed by Álvaro Restrepo in collaboration
with Marie France Delieuvin (eCdC founders and directors) and a film by Colombian auteur Carlos Osorio. It is made up of two of Messiaen’s most celebrated compositions, Quartet for the End of Time (renamed “…for the end of the body” by Restrepo) and Seven Visions of the Amen. Osorio’s movie is a cinematographic recreation of Visions.

Quartet for the end of the body (2005) is a piece for sixteen dancers while Seven Visions of the Amen is for seven dancers and the piano duo BdBdúo, made up of the Spanish musicians María José de Bustos and María José Barandiarán. This last piece had its world premiere in the last International Dance Biennial of Cali. The two pieces will be presented at the Adolfo Mejía Theater. The film will be projected at the Cine Colombia cinema in the Centro Caribe Plaza mall by the Cartagena International Film Festival as part of El Séptimo y otros tres (The seventh art and three others). Tríptico Messiaen is a transdisciplinary project that incorporates dance, music, film, and visual arts.