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TOILET TANGO

Pieza site-specific

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Recientemente declarado patrimonio de la humanidad por la Unesco, el TANGO no solo representa la cultura argentina sino tambén el ícono universal del glamour y la pasión.
Desde Rodolfo Valentino hasta la fecha no podemos separar su imagen de la parafernalia de tacos altos, miradas ardientes y rosas apretadas entre los dientes con las que usulamente se lo relaciona.
El TANGO no fue nunca pensado, mental o espacialmente, para ser bailado en un TOILET...como tampoco un mingitorio fue pensado como objeto de arte hasta que fue instalado en una galería.TANGO TOILET es una performance no carente de humor, y al mismo tiempo es un evento provocador lleno de imágenes contrastantes. Usualmente presentado en la vidriera de un negocio a la calle, se ubica físicamente en el borde de lo público y lo privado, un espacio teatral ganado a la cotidianeidad que ayuda a incrementar la sensación "voyeur" ya presente en la intimidad que expone.

“Corto, dinámico, sabroso y provocador : ésto es teatro en su mejor forma.”
Spectator.co.uk, Giannandrea Poesio
“(..)..como un imaginativo recordatorio de la capacidad de la danza de transformar cualquier espacio -un baño , un inodoro, lo que sea- en algo realmente muy especial, es espléndida, y se toma de un trago como un buen cafe caliente en un frío dia de otoño. “
TELGRAPH UK , Mark Monahan
“Toilet Tango es un diamante del teatro de calle. Ingeniosamente imaginado, impecablemente bailado y con una duración de 10 minutos, no solo atrae a la multitud, también la retiene.”
THE GUARDIAN, Judith Mackrell
“10 minutos fulminantes, de gran belleza, poesía y melancolía. Algo tan perfecto y simple es cercano a la genialidad.”
La Nuova Venezia, Roberto Lamatea

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GADETEATER FESTIVAL DENMARK 2018 video promocional

TOILET TANGOIdea y Dirección: Rodrigo Pardo
Coreografía: Rodrigo Pardo ecc. Cristina Cortés
Bailarines: Cristina Cortés/Claudia Jakobsen/Rosalia Wanka, y Rodrigo Pardo
Música: "Tanguera" de Mariano Mores
Duración:10 minutos
Presentación: 4 performances por día , una cada media hora
2020 :
"Tu Si Que Vales" TV program Canale5/ Italy
2019:
Olala Festival - Lienz Austria
Schwerte Welttheater Festival (DE)
2018:
Denmark Tour -Gadeteater Festival
Randers-Ikast-Kopenaghe-Silkeborg-Koge-Gentofte-Fredericksberg-Esbjerg-Gulborgsund
Presentado en: 5 Festival di Danza Cont di Venezia" (IT), “Festival Temporada Alta” (ES), “Dance Umbrella” (UK), "Festival de Marseille" (FR), “Museo Palazzo Riso” (IT), “Napoli Teatro Festival Italia”(IT), ” Danceworks”, Sheffield (UK), Thessaloniki Festival (GR)
Comisionado por: “Biennale di Venezia” (IT) 2007

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ROOF a live movie

Site-specific piece

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A panoramic view of a city is always referring to this infinite net of stories happening at the same time.
Hidden behind walls and windows we can imagine the present life of a community, while the past is written in their façades and the future prefigured in the concreteness of the constructions that will remain much after we are gone.
Aiming to create a third space in between theatricality and reality, ROOF brings the audience to a building terrace and place the actors/dancers scattered in the landscape. Helped by the sound coming from wireless headphones and binoculars, the public is invited to follow a “live movie”: an original script made to fit in this specific location with elements of dance, live re-takes of classic films, and documentary material previously gathered in the neighborhood.The performance become in this way not only what the dancers/actors are doing, but also the resonance of their actions against a background that reaches the horizon line and involves in its trajectory many layers of association possibilities. Due to the shift of perception provoked by the piece the city is suddenly transformed into a gigantic décor in which the categorization of real and fiction needs to be given by the spectator.

“(…)Roof a live movie/Napoli is not lacking of suggestion, in fact they come like a torrent in this precious and romantic performance placed in an absolutely innovative location. As Totò directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini said, "we are a dream inside the dream", and if it went really like this last night on the roofs of the Academy, then be sure that there is no better dream to have.”
Campagnia su web, Carla Bagnulo
“Innovative and experimental the contribution offered on this occasion by Rodrigo Pardo to the audience of the Teatro Festival Italia. The kind of beautiful and risky ideas that contemporary theater needs to look towards the future.”
Teatro.Org, Alessia Coppola
“The Accademia di Belle Arti welcomes the audience on the roofs for "Roof a live movie / Napoli" by Rodrigo Pardo, beautiful visions scattered all around, headphones recalling sounds and words and the binoculars allowing indiscreet glances. The fast game that you would like never ends close with a smile a Festival’s day.”
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ROOF / Rijeka (2019)A short version of ROOF was presented inside the MakeAmove project in September 2019. Initially intended to be further developed during the activities of Rijeka 2020 Cultural Capital, covid19 forced the project to stopPresented: 19 september 2019
Location: Robna kuća RI/Croatia
Concept, script and direction: Rodrigo Pardo
MakeaMove director: Ivana Perianic
Performers/creators:James Riodan-Iva Korbar-Uros Vladenovic
Lenght: 25 min.

ROOF a live movie / NapoliConcept , script and direction: Rodrigo Pardo
Original music: Simon Thierrée
Performers/creators: Loredana Antonelli, Cristina Cortés, Livia Lupatelli, Piergiorgio Milano, Leonardo Maddalena, Giulio Pampiglione, Tonia Garante, Rodrigo Pardo
Light design: Ellen Knops
Dramaturgical coach: Dirk Groeneveld
Costumes: Acc.di Belle Arti di Napoli/ Zaira de Vicentis
Amst. production/St. manager: Alexandros Vrettos
Production director: Giuliana Ciancio
Technical director: Marciano Rizzo
Lenght: 45 min. (2 presentations per night)
Produced by: Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (IT) icw Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli (IT)

ROOF a live movie / AmsterdamConcept, script and direction: Rodrigo Pardo
Original music: Simon Thierrée
Performers/creators: Andrea Boll, Peter Kadar, Esther Mugambi, Luc van Esch, Alfredo Genovesi, Norberto Llopis, Cristina Cortés, Rodrigo Pardo
Asistence-Brainstorming: Cecilia Vallejos, Sarah van Lamsweerde
Production: Hans Mets-Rodrigo Pardo
Ligth and video operators: Zinzi Kemper, Jeffrey Steenbergen
Lenght: 30 min. (2 presentations per night)
Supported by : Dasarts (Final Project), Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and TheTheaterschool (NL)

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ROOF a live movie

Obra site-specific

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La vista panorámica de una ciudad siempre nos remite a una red infinita de historias sucediendo al mismo tiempo.
Escondida tras ventanas y paredes podemos imaginar la vida presente de una comunidad, mientras que el pasado está escrito en sus fachadas y el futuro intuido en lo concreto de las construcciones que permanecerán allí mucho después de que nos hallamos ido.
Buscando crear un tercer espacio entre la teatralidad y la realidad, ROOF lleva el público a la terraza de un edificio y ubica a los actores/bailarines desperdigados en el paisaje. Ayudados por el sonido proveniente de auriculares inhalámbricos y binoculares el público es invitado a seguir una "película en vivo", una historia original creada especialmente para la locación elegida, con elementos de danza, reconstrucción en vivo de películas clásicas y material documental previamente recolectado en el vecindario.La performance se transforma de ésta forma no solo en lo que los actores/bailarines hacen, sino también en la resonancia de sus acciones contra un fondo que alcanza la línea del horizonte y envuelve en su trayectoria diferentes posibilidades de asociación. Por el cambio de percepción provocado por la performance la ciudad es transformada repentinamente en un escenario gigantesco en donde la categorización realidad-ficción debe finalmente ser establecida por el propio espectador.

“(…)Roof a live movie/Napoli no es falta de sugestiones, en realidad llegan como un torrente en ésta preciosa y romántica performance ubicada en una locación totalmente innovadora. Al decir de Totò, dirigido por Pier Paolo Pasolini: "vivimos en un sueño dentro de un sueño", y si anoche fue realmente así en los techos de la Academia de Bellas Artes, estén seguros que no se puede tener un sueño mejor.”
Campagnia su web, Carla Bagnulo
“Innovativo y experimental la contribución ofrecida en ésta ocación por Rodrigo Pardo al público del Napoli Teatro Festival Italia. El tipo de arriesgadas ideas que necesita el teatro contemporáneo si quiere mirar al futuro.”
Teatro.Org, Alessia Coppola
“La Academia de Bellas Artes da la bienvenida en los techos al público de "Roof a live movie / Napoli" de Rodrigo Pardo, hermosas imágenes alrededor, auriculares acercando sonidos y binoculares dando permiso a miradas indiscretas. El rápido juego que se quisiera nunca termine cierra con una sonrisa la noche del festival.”
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ROOF / Rijeka (2019)Una versión reducida de ROOF fue presentada dentro del proyecto MakeAmove en 2019. Inicialmente programada para ser desarrollada dentro de las actividades de Rijeka 2020 Cultural Capital, esto fue interrumpido por el covid19Presentada: 19 de septiembre de 2019
Lugar: Robna kuća RI/Croacia
Concepto y dirección: Rodrigo Pardo
Directora de MakeaMove: Ivana Perianic
Performers/creadores: James Riodan-Iva Korbar-Uros Vladenovic
Duración: 25 min.

ROOF a live movie / NapoliConcepto y dirección: Rodrigo Pardo
Música original: Simon Thierrée
Performers/creadores: Loredana Antonelli, Cristina Cortés, Livia Lupatelli, Piergiorgio Milano, Leonardo Maddalena, Giulio Pampiglione, Tonia Garante, Rodrigo Pardo
Diseño de luces: Ellen Knops
Vestuario: Acc.di Belle Arti di Napoli/ Zaira de Vicentis
Produción Amsterdam: Alexandros Vrettos
Directora de producción: Giuliana Ciancio
Director técnico: Marciano Rizzo
Duración: 45 min.
Producido por: Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (IT) ecc Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli (IT)

ROOF a live movie / AmsterdamConcepto y dirección: Rodrigo Pardo
Música original: Simon Thierrée
Performers/creadores: Andrea Boll, Peter Kadar, Esther Mugambi, Luc van Esch, Alfredo Genovesi, Norberto Llopis, Cristina Cortés, Rodrigo Pardo
-Brainstorming: Cecilia Vallejos, Sarah van Lamsweerde
Producción: Hans Mets-Rodrigo Pardo
Operadores técnicosLigth and video operators: Zinzi Kemper, Jeffrey Steenbergen
Duración: 30 min.
Producido por: Dasarts (Final Project), Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and TheTheaterschool (NL)

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TOILET TANGO

Site-specific piece

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Declared world's cultural heritage by the Unesco, TANGO not only represents the Argentinean culture but the universal icon of glamour and sophisticated seduction. From Rudolph Valentino till today we cannot separate its image from the panoply of heels, splits, and roses clasped between gritted teeth commonly associated with itTANGO was never meant to fit, spatially and mentally, in a TOILET room, as an urinal was never meant to be an art object before it was placed in a gallery.
As a kind of inverted Duchamp's "ready made" effect Rodrigo Pardo brings the extraordinary into the ordinary creating an humorous and thought-provoking event of contrasted images.
Usually performed in a shop’s window, it is physically placed in the border of the public and the private , a theater space gained from daily life that helps to reinforce the voyeuristic sensation given by the intimacy exposed.

“(..)..as a charmingly imaginative little reminder of dance’s ability to transform any space – a bathroom, a footpath, you name it – into something very special indeed, it’s splendid, and goes down like a hot little mocha on a cold autumn day. “
TELGRAPH UK , Mark Monahan
“Toilet Tango is a gem of street theatre. Wittily imagined, impeccably performed and just 10 minutes long, it not only draws the crowds, it keeps them.”
THE GUARDIAN, Judith Mackrell
“10 fulminating minutes, with great beauty, poetry and melancholy. Such a simple and perfect thing is close to geniality.”
La Nuova Venezia, Roberto Lamatea

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GADETEATER FESTIVAL DENMARK 2018 promotional video

TOILET TANGOIdea and direction: Rodrigo Pardo
Choreography: Rodrigo Pardo icw. Cristina Cortés
Dancers: Suzel Barbaroux or Rosalia Wanka, and Rodrigo Pardo
Music: "Tanguera" by Mariano Mores
Length:10 minutes
Presentation frame: four performances a day, one every half an hour
2020 :
"Tu Si Que Vales" TV program Canale5/ Italy
2019:
Olala Festival - Lienz Austria, 24/25 July
Schwerte Welttheater Festival (DE) 29/30 August
2018:
Denmark Tour -Gadeteater Festival
Randers-Ikast-Kopenaghe-Silkeborg-Koge-Gentofte-Fredericksberg-Esbjerg-Gulborgsund
Presented at: 5 Festival di Danza Cont di Venezia" (IT), “Festival Temporada Alta” (ES), “Dance Umbrella” (UK), "Festival de Marseille" (FR), “Museo Palazzo Riso” (IT), “Napoli Teatro Festival Italia”(IT), ” Danceworks”, Sheffield (UK), Thessaloniki Festival (GR)
Comissioned by: “Biennale di Venezia” (IT) 2007

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TOILET TANGO

Performance in-situ

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Récemment inscrit au patrimoine culturel mondial par l'Unesco, le TANGO ne représente pas seulement la culture argentine mais l'icône universelle du glamour et de la séduction sophistiquée.De Rudolph Valentino jusqu'à aujourd'hui, nous ne pouvons séparer cette image de la panoplie des talons hauts, des regards ardents et des roses serrées entre les dents communément associée à elle.
Le TANGO n'a jamais été pensé pour s'adapter, spatialement et mentalement, aux TOILETTES... tout comme un urinoir n'avait jamais été considéré comme une œuvre d'art avant d'être placé dans une galerie.
TANGO TOILET est une performance dansée humoristique et dans le même temps un événement d'images contrastées qui suscite la réflexion. Généralement présentée derrière la vitrine d'un magasin, elle se place physiquement à la frontière entre le public et le privé, un espace théâtral tiré de la vie quotidienne qui aide à renforcer la sensation de voyeurisme offerte par l'intimité exposée.

“(..)..as a charmingly imaginative little reminder of dance’s ability to transform any space – a bathroom, a footpath, you name it – into something very special indeed, it’s splendid, and goes down like a hot little mocha on a cold autumn day. “
TELGRAPH UK , Mark Monahan
“Toilet Tango is a gem of street theatre. Wittily imagined, impeccably performed and just 10 minutes long, it not only draws the crowds, it keeps them.”
THE GUARDIAN, Judith Mackrell
“10 fulminating minutes, with great beauty, poetry and melancholy. Such a simple and perfect thing is close to geniality.”
La Nuova Venezia, Roberto Lamatea

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GADETEATER FESTIVAL DENMARK 2018 promotional video

TOILET TANGOIdea and direction: Rodrigo Pardo
Choreography: Rodrigo Pardo icw. Cristina Cortés
Dancers: Rosalia Wanka or Suzel Barbaroux, and Rodrigo Pardo
Music: "Tanguera" by Mariano Mores
Length:10 minutes
Presentation frame: four performances a day, one every half an hour
2020 :
"Tu Si Que Vales" TV program Canale5/ Italy
2019:
Olala Festival - Lienz Austria, 24/25 July
Schwerte Welttheater Festival (DE) 29/30 August
2018:
Denmark Tour -Gadeteater Festival
Randers-Ikast-Kopenaghe-Silkeborg-Koge-Gentofte-Fredericksberg-Esbjerg-Gulborgsund
Presented at: 5 Festival di Danza Cont di Venezia" (IT), “Festival Temporada Alta” (ES), “Dance Umbrella” (UK), "Festival de Marseille" (FR), “Museo Palazzo Riso” (IT), “Napoli Teatro Festival Italia”(IT), ” Danceworks”, Sheffield (UK), Thessaloniki Festival (GR)
Comissioned by: “Biennale di Venezia” (IT) 2007

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LiveMovie

Site-specific creation and teaching project

In his book The Ignorant Schoolmaster French philosopher Jacques Rancière explores the benefits of keeping alive a space of uncertainty at the base of any learning process, describing humans as distant animals who communicate through the forest of signs, going from what they know to what they don’t yet know in a constant comparison and association work. In a later essay, The Emancipated Spectator, he applies the same concept to the artistic world, equaling the gap of meaning in between the spectator and the performance to this forest of signs none of them is the owner.
“It is this third thing nobody is the owner, none of them has the meaning, which stands between them, excluding any identical transmission, any identity of cause and effect.»
Being this “third thing” something not staying still but in movement, is in the back and forward of the communication that performances arise in what theoretician Erika Fischer-Lichte defines as “autopoietic feedback loop”: a constant exchange and regulation of the relationship of two groups of people. Performances in this sense cannot transmit given meanings by themselves Fischer-Lichte says; instead, they bring forth the meanings that come into being over their course.
Site-specific performances in which fiction (or artistic construction) dialogues with real environments are especially propitious for opening the kind of vacuum of meaning needed to be filled by the spectator. Here the gap is not only given by the relation audience-performance but also in the dialogue performance-space and is the audience again who actively put together all this information creating a narrative which also includes their own images triggered by the piece.LiveMovie is a creation format for site-specific work developed by Rodrigo Pardo that focuses especially on the analysis of this type of relationship between viewers, performance and space. The project includes a work methodology that since 2007 Rodrigo has implemented in creations for institutions such as La Biennale di Venezia, In-situ European Network, Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires or Napoli Teatro Festival, and it is also a workshop format that seeks to share these creative tools with other artists.In 2021/22 LiveMovie project has got a national grant by NPN Germany for its further development

Review -Croatian Newspaper LiveMovie Workshop 2021

Link to LiveMovie dedicated website

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FLAT

Aerial theater

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"In an unknown city, in an apartment like any other, an anonymous man loses his ground. Literally upside down, the control over his senses abandons him, as well as its attachment to reality.
This character, halfway between a metamorphosed Kafka and a restless J.L.Borges, is also a room traveler, wandering through the labyrinths if his own conscience, errant inside his mental landscapes"
FLAT combines storytelling, video projections and aerial performance. It could be presented on the back wall of a theatre stage or outdoors, four stories up, on the side of an apartment building. The inner voice text can be translated and recorded in the local language.

"This is one dance that could be seen again and again, as its mystery was more potent than its meaning "
Wendy Liberatore / The Daily Gazzete, Sch.NYork-US
Link to complete review "The Daily Gazzete""(...) a breathtaking, elusive narrative that combines movement, video projections and text. In Flat, Argentinian choreographer and theatre maker Rodrigo Pardo plays with abstract notions of time, space and perspective, all of them qualities that can no longer be taken for granted here – in a literal sense due to the tilted performance area hung at a dizzying height, and in a figurative sense. "
Brechtje Szwaneveld / TheaterKrant Magazine (NL)
Link to complete review "The TeaterKrant"

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FLATConcept, direction, text, choreography: Rodrigo Pardo
Dance, choreography, flight system: Yves Fauchon
2nd dancer-flight assistant: Kiluangi Wolf
Video animation: Murielle Felix
Original music: Simon Thierrée
Dramaturgy: Sybille Cornet
Voice off english: Theodore Bouloukos
Production: Valerie Pouleau/Anna Belguermi/Oximoron asbl
Supported by:IN-SITU Network / Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (BE) / Lieux Publics- centre national de création pour l’espace publics, Marseille (FR) / Festival Les tombées de la Nuit, Rennes (FR) / Københavns Internationale Teater (DK), in the frame of META project coproduced by the European Comission (DGEAC-­‐programme Culture) / Marseille-­‐Provence 2013, Capitale européenne de la culture / EMPAC Rensselaer-Troy, NY (US) / SACD-SCAM Brussels / WBI Wallonie Bruxelles International (BE) / Garage 29 (BE)Presented at:
2013: "Festival Chalon dans la rue", Chalon sur Saone-FR / "Metamorphoses", Marseille-FR
2014 : Festival TAC, Valladolid-ES / Les Tombees dans la Nuit, Rennes-FR / Festival de la Cité Lausanne / Theater op de Markt, Hasselt-BE / Cultura Nova, Heerlen-NL / Nuit Blanche Kosice-SK
2015 : Inauguration of Point H^UT, Tours-FR / Festival Cratère/Surfaces, Alés-FR / Festival TraveLlings, Marseille-FR
2016 : Norfolk&Norwich Festival-UK / Festival Bonds of Culture-Szcezin-PL

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Aerial theater

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"En una ciudad desconocida, en un apartamento como cualquier otro, un hombre anónimo pierde pie. Literalmente cabeza abajo, siente que el control de sus sentidos lo abandonan junto con la percepción de la realidad.
Este personaje a mitad de camino entre un Kafka en plena metamorfosis y un Pessoa inquieto, es también un viajero inmóvil divagando en los laberintos de su propia conciencia, errante dentro de sus paisajes mentales"
FLAT es una obra con elementos de danza, teatro e instalación multimedia. Puede ser presentada utilizando la pared de fondo de una escena teatral convencional o en su versión al aire libre a partir de una instalación específica adaptada a paredes exteriores de edificios y diversas geografías urbanas. El texto que compone la voz interior del personaje puede ser traducido al idioma local.

"esta es una obra que puede ser vista una y otra vez, pues su misterio es más potente que su sentido"
Wendy Liberatore / The Daily Gazzete, Sch.NYork-US
Enlace a la reseña original "The Daily Gazzete""(..) una impresionante narración que combina movimiento, proyecciones de video y texto. En Flat, el coreógrafo y director argentino Rodrigo Pardo juega con nociones abstractas de tiempo, espacio y perspectiva, todos ellas cualidades que son replanteadas aquí tanto en su sentido figurado como literal, puesto que la escena misma cuelga a una altura vertiginosa."
Brechtje Szwaneveld / TheaterKrant magazine, Holanda
Enlace a la reseña original "The TeaterKrant"

Entrevista para la TV francesa- FLAT 2015

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FLATConcepto, dirección, texto, choreografía: Rodrigo Pardo
Danza, coreografía, sistema de vuelo: Yves Fauchon
2do bailarín y asistente de vuelo: Kiluangi Wolf
Video animación: Murielle Felix
Música original: Simon Thierrée
Dramaturgia: Sybille Cornet
Producción: Valerie Pouleau/Anna Belguermi/Oximoron asbl
Producido por:IN-SITU Network / Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (BE) / Lieux Publics- centre national de création pour l’espace publics, Marseille (FR) / Festival Les tombées de la Nuit, Rennes (FR) / Københavns Internationale Teater (DK), in the frame of META project coproduced by the European Comission (DGEAC-­‐programme Culture) / Marseille-­‐Provence 2013, Capitale européenne de la culture / EMPAC Rensselaer-Troy, NY (US) / SACD-SCAM Brussels / WBI Wallonie Bruxelles International (BE) / Garage 29 (BE)Presentada en:
2013: "Festival Chalon dans la rue", Chalon sur Saone-FR / "Metamorphoses", Marseille-FR
2014 : Festival TAC, Valladolid-ES / Les Tombees dans la Nuit, Rennes-FR / Festival de la Cité Lausanne / Theater op de Markt, Hasselt-BE / Cultura Nova, Heerlen-NL / Nuit Blanche Kosice-SK
2015 : Inauguration of Point H^UT, Tours-FR / Festival Cratère/Surfaces, Alés-FR / Festival TraveLlings, Marseille-FR
2016 : Norfolk&Norwich Festival-UK / Festival Bonds of Culture-Szcezin-PL

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FLAT

Téâtre Aérien

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"Dans une ville inconnue, dans un appartement quelconque, un homme aux allures anonymes perd pied. Le contrôle de ses sens lui échappe, tout autant que son attachement au réel, il se regarde s'égarer dans les labyrinthes de sa propre conscience. Ce personnage, à mi-chemin entre un Kafka en pleine métamorphose et un Pessoa/Borges in tranquille, est aussi un voyageur en chambre, errant dans des paysages mentaux"La pièce combine narration, projections vidéo et performance aérienne. Elle peut être présentée sur le mur du fond d'une scène de théâtre, ou à l'extérieur, quatre étages plus haut, sur le flanc d'un immeuble.

"C'est une piece qui peut être vu encore et toujours, parce que son mystère est plus puissant que son sens"
Wendy Liberatore / The Daily Gazzete, Sch.NYork-US
Liens vers l'article complet dans "The Daily Gazzete""(..) une narration impressionnant qui combine la danse, des projections vidéo et texte. En FLAT, le chorégraphe et metteur en scène argentin Rodrigo Pardo joue avec les notions abstraites de temps, d'espace et perspective, qualités qui sont pris ici à la fois dans son sens figuré et littéral, puisque la scène es suspendue à une hauteur considérable"
Brechtje Szwaneveld / TheaterKrant magazine-NL
Liens vers l'article complet dans "The TeaterKrant"

Interview for french TV- FLAT 2015

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FLATConcept, direction, text, choreography: Rodrigo Pardo
Dance, choreography, flight system: Yves Fauchon
2nd dancer-flight assistant: Kiluangi Wolf
Video animation: Murielle Felix
Original music: Simon Thierrée
Dramaturgy: Sybille Cornet
Voice off english: Theodore Bouloukos
Production: Valerie Pouleau/Anna Belguermi/Oximoron asbl
Supported by:IN-SITU Network / Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (BE) / Lieux Publics- centre national de création pour l’espace publics, Marseille (FR) / Festival Les tombées de la Nuit, Rennes (FR) / Københavns Internationale Teater (DK), in the frame of META project coproduced by the European Comission (DGEAC-­‐programme Culture) / Marseille-­‐Provence 2013, Capitale européenne de la culture / EMPAC Rensselaer-Troy, NY (US) / SACD-SCAM Brussels / WBI Wallonie Bruxelles International (BE) / Garage 29 (BE)Presented at:
2013: "Festival Chalon dans la rue", Chalon sur Saone-FR / "Metamorphoses", Marseille-FR
2014 : Festival TAC, Valladolid-ES / Les Tombees dans la Nuit, Rennes-FR / Festival de la Cité Lausanne / Theater op de Markt, Hasselt-BE / Cultura Nova, Heerlen-NL / Nuit Blanche Kosice-SK
2015 : Inauguration of Point H^UT, Tours-FR / Festival Cratère/Surfaces, Alés-FR / Festival TraveLlings, Marseille-FR
2016 : Norfolk&Norwich Festival-UK / Festival Bonds of Culture-Szcezin-PL

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Aerial Theater

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"In een onbekende stad, op een flat driehoog achter, verliest een anonieme man de vaste grond onder zijn voeten.
Zijn leven staat letterlijk ondersteboven: de controle over zijn zintuigen lijkt verdwenen, net als zijn raakvlakken met de werkelijkheid.
Deze figuur, een kruising tussen een muterende Kafka en een geagiteerde J.L.Borges, is een ontdekkingsreiziger op de vierkante meter, zwervend door het labyrinth van zijn bewustzijn, op zoek naar de plattegrond van zijn gedachten"
Dit stuk combineert theatrale vertelling, videoprojectie en luchtacrobatiek. Het kan gepresenteerd worden op de achterwand van een theaterzaal, of op locatie, hangend aan de vierde verdieping van een appartementsgebouw.

"Dit is een dans die opnieuw en opnieuw kan worden gezien, als zijn mysterie was krachtiger dan zijn betekenis"
Wendy Liberatore / The Daily Gazzete, Sch.NYork-US
Link naar de recensie "The Daily Gazzete"""(...) een adembenemend en ongrijpbaar relaas van beweging, videoprojecties en tekst. De Argentijnse choreograaf en theatermaker Rodrigo Pardo speelt in Flat met de abstracte begrippen van tijd, ruimte en perspectief. Die begrippen verliezen hun vanzelfsprekendheid letterlijk door het gekantelde speelvlak op duizelingwekkende hoogte, maar ook figuurlijk"
Brechtje Szwaneveld / TheaterKrant magazine-NL
Link naar de recensie "The TeaterKrant"

Interview for french TV- FLAT 2015

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FLATConcept, regie, tekst, choreografie: Rodrigo Pardo
Dans, choreografie, vlucht systeem: Yves Fauchon
2e danser-vlucht assistent: Kiluangi Wolf
Video animatie: Murielle Felix
Originele muziek: Simon Thierrée
Dramaturgie: Sybille Cornet
Nederlandse voice over: Victor Peeters
Productie: Valerie Pouleau/Anna Belguermi/Oximoron asbl
Supported by:IN-SITU Network / Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (BE) / Lieux Publics- centre national de création pour l’espace publics, Marseille (FR) / Festival Les tombées de la Nuit, Rennes (FR) / Københavns Internationale Teater (DK), in the frame of META project coproduced by the European Comission (DGEAC-­‐programme Culture) / Marseille-­‐Provence 2013, Capitale européenne de la culture / EMPAC Rensselaer-Troy, NY (US) / SACD-SCAM Brussels / WBI Wallonie Bruxelles International (BE) / Garage 29 (BE)Presented at:
2013: "Festival Chalon dans la rue", Chalon sur Saone-FR / "Metamorphoses", Marseille-FR
2014 : Festival TAC, Valladolid-ES / Les Tombees dans la Nuit, Rennes-FR / Festival de la Cité Lausanne / Theater op de Markt, Hasselt-BE / Cultura Nova, Heerlen-NL / Nuit Blanche Kosice-SK
2015 : Inauguration of Point H^UT, Tours-FR / Festival Cratère/Surfaces, Alés-FR / Festival TraveLlings, Marseille-FR
2016 : Norfolk&Norwich Festival-UK / Festival Bonds of Culture-Szcezin-PL

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DOS AMBIENTES

Dance Film

This dance-video was filmed in the own choreographer’s flat. It tells how the dance piece Cuadrado Negro Sobre Fondo Negro was made (created in the living room of the same apartment and put into scene after that) and simultaneously presents the real situations that motivated the piece before mentioned. Filmed with a single camera and with a very low production budget, 2 AMBIENTES is a testimony of the artists’ universe, including Argentinean tango, suprematist painting and even a fight scene in the Batman&Robin style.If all places are filled with the events that have taken place there, how many stories would fit into a 30m² flat?“Dos Ambientes" (Argentina, 2004) Beginning with a spectacular fantasy tango inside a tiny bathroom, Rodrigo Pardo's 15-minute dance drama also features a brutal fight-dance in a narrow kitchen and intense split-screen love duets -- all using spatial confinement to enhance the dance experience.
Funny, sexy and endlessly resourceful, the choreography conjures dancing out of alternately mundane and grim reality with great freshness.”
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, Lewis Segal, May 2006

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DOS AMBIENTESScript, choreography and direction: Rodrigo Pardo
Camera and editing: Guiye Fernández
Photography: Rodrigo Pardo and Guiye Fernández
Dancers: Gabriela Lavagnino, Cristina Cortés, Josefina Lamarre,
Noelia Leonzio, Diego Poblete and Rodrigo Pardo
Original music: Miguel Rausch
Light: Miguel Solowej
Text: Lucia Bianco
Supported by: Yamaha (we had to sell the motorbike)
« Jury prize »Dance Camera Istanbul 2007, Turkey
« Jury prize » Cinedans Festival 2006, The Netherlands
« Nomination best screen choreography » IMZ DanceScreen 2007, Switzerland
« Jury special mention » Il Coreógrafo Elettronico 2005, Italy
Official selection:
VII Festival Int. de Video Danza de Buenos Aires (AR)/ III Festival Internacional de cine de Mar del Plata (AR)/ 6th Thessaloniki Film Festival (GR)/ FIVU 05 (UY)/ Dança em Foco 05 (BR)/ Dancefilmday Festival 05 (UK)/ 14th Moving Pictures of Dance Films (CA)/ Dance Camera West 06 (U.S)/ Festival IDN Barcelona07 (ES) / 3 Festival Cambalache (AR)/ La noche de los cortos 06 (PE)/ "Dance Moments"07,Krakovia (PL)/ Fringe Festival Shanghai 07 (CN)/ Dansecamdance 07, Gent (BE)/ AFIA International Film Festival 07, Aarhus (DK)/ Cinepobre Mexico/ Movement07 Manchester (UK)/ Screen dance Basel07 (SZ)/ Jujuy en cortos 07(AR)/ Istambul International Short Film Festival (TR)/ INPORT 07 - 5th International Video-Performance Art Festival (Estonia)/ Arte Canal Argentina

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CUADRADO NEGRO SOBRE FODO NEGRO

Dance Duo

Framed within an essentially physical dramaturgy, Cuadrado Negro Sobre Fondo Negro stages the problems of a couple in an indefinite time and space where the use of paper tape that limits the perimeter sets the conflict in a house, a bed, a stage or the very interior of a suprematist painting.-When the world becomes unattainably vast we can only invent our own, tailor-making one for ourselves“. .the work of Rodrigo Pardo, (Cuadrado Negro Sobre Fondo Negro), full, solid and beautiful in resolutions and intentions, revealed his talent to transform what occurs in the setting into a different universe from real life”.
Laura Falcoff / Diario Clarin
“(....)Rodrigo Pardo uses different procedures from contemporary dance as well as drama-dance, without resorting to a particular language. He develops a very personal style in order to create the restlessness and loneliness of this clearly in-crisis couple.
Beyond the movement, and the spatial configuration, in the piece Cuadrado Negro Sobre Fondo Negro, Pardo plays with texts projected on the wall, low lights, and contrasting costume to complete an extremely expressive show. The dancer uses his voice and knowledge of tango to give the performance a very “porteño” style, that matches perfectly well with a dance of impressive physical strength.
Eduardo Giorello / /TEATRO AL SUR-revista latinoamericana

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CUADRADO NEGRO SOBRE FONDO NEGROIdea and direction: Rodrigo Pardo
Choreography: Rodrigo Pardo icw. Marina Brusco and Victoria Ansiaume
Dancers: Rodrigo Pardo and Marina Brusco (also: Victoria Ansiaume / Inés Armas / Noelia Leoncio)
Texts: Lucia Bianco
Light design: Miguel Solowej
Assitance: Hernan Todisco
Original Music: Zebastián Zambrana
Supported by: Fundación Antorchas and Prodanza(AR)Presented at : Color Festival, Amsterdam (NL), Dec. 2005/ "a-sul" Dance Festival, Faro (PT) Oct. 2004/ XII Festival Internacional de Maracaibo (VE) Dec. 2003/ III Festival de Danza de Montevideo (UY) Nov.2002
Presented in Argentina: Teatro del Sur, Sept. 2004/ Teatro Camarin de las Musas, Mar. 2004,/Teatro Poquelin, Nov. 2003/ Festival Mudanza 02, Oct.2003/ IV Buenos Aires International Festival, Sept.2003/ II Festival Buenos Aires de danza contemporánea, Dec. 2002

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TORMENTANGO

Dance Video

A classic tango song from the 30"s called Tormenta ( Storm) is the perfect background for this pre-apocalipic dance on the argentinean flat salts

TORMENTANGODirection, Photography and Editing: Rodrigo Pardo
Choreography / Dance: Rodrigo Pardo, Rosalie Wanka
Cameraman: Flavio Pardo
Music: Tormenta (Storm) F.Canaro 1939 / Voices : Rodrigo Pardo -Ernesto Fama
Presented in 2020/21/22 at:
Danca em Foco Festival (BR) / IMARP - Mostra Internacional de dança Sao Paolo (BR) / Cuerpo Mediado Montevideo (UY) / Athens International Digital Festival (GR) / Choreospcope Barcelona (ES) / Danzattak (ES) / Bizarrya Short Film Festival (PT) / Make Art Not Fear (PT) / Iowa Dance Festival (USA) / 7th Siding Festival of Film (CA) / XPRMNTL anti-festival London (UK) / ScreenDance Festival Stockholm (SE) / International Underground Film Festival-Dublin (IR) / TDP international dance festival (IR) / OGA Visual Art Exhibitions Roma (IT) / MalatestaShort Film Festival (IT) / Shot Festival- Yerevan (ARM) / 60SFF-Minsk (BLR) / Mister Vorky -Ruma (SRB) / Prokuplje Film Festival (SRB)

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FRAMING SOUL

Dance Video

Live performances don’t last so long in the physical world, they remain as sensations. Films stay for a longer period, but as any object, they get older while sensations are always renewed. 'Framing Soul' is a video documentation about dance improvisation (Soul Project, by David Zambrano) and at the same time is an ephemeral object, the act of filming itself as a performance that will never be repeated.

FRAMING SOULDirection, photography, camera and editing: Rodrigo Pardo
Soul Project director: David Zambrano
With: Eleanor Bauer, Edivaldo Ernesto, Nina Fajdiga,Carlos Garbin, Diana Gadish,Milan Herich, Peter Jasko, Horacio Macuacua, Hermes Malkotsis, Matthieu Perpoint, Eugenie Revetez, Tina Valentan, Sue Yeon Youn and David Zambrano
Music: compilation of soul and pop music (various artists)
Supported by: Dasarts (NL)-Indiviual Trajectory
Presented at: Danscamdance 07 Gent (BE),Danca em foco 07, Rio de Janeiro (BR),Festival de video danza Buenos Aires 07 (AR)

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Dance Piece

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As if we would be in tango house for tourists in Buenos Aires, “Ognat” starts with a couple dancing a tango in its characteristic passionate and virtuoso style. But what happen after the spectacular ending and the clamorous applause is a progressive decoding of all the glamorous clichés associated with this dance.“Ognat”, in this way, plays with the expectations around the word “Tango” and the predefined images included already in the mind of the spectators before they come to the theatre.
The dancers embodies these images and at the same time abandon them, creating a gap, a space in which is possible to redefine again what they are watching.
Focusing on this active side of the audience, the piece shift from tango to contemporary dance, mixing live performance with prerecorded video, taking the time to transmit the subtleness of a sensual touch, the tenderness of a warm embrace or the violence of a punch right in the nose.“..Ognat didn’t show “the sad thought to be danced”, but the capacity of the dance, of any dance to make of itself a vehicle of emotions and concepts. Of contrasts. Off sweet and bitter sensual games. ..Pardo and his company succeeded, by performing a very complex piece, in what they wanted to show”Il Gazzetino, Paola Burna, Venice

Interview for CLASSICA TV/ Venice Biennale 2007

OGNATIdea and direction: Rodrigo Pardo
Choreography: Rodrigo Pardo in collaboration with Cristina Cortés and Sebastián Scandroglio
Original music: Carmen Baliero
Dancers : Cristina Cortés, Sebastián Scandroglio and Rodrigo Pardo
Ligth design: Matias Sendón
Costumes: Valentina Bari
Produced by: La Biennale di Venezia (IT)
Premiered at: Teatro Piccolo Arsenale (Venice) 2007

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Comme si nous étions dans une maison du tango pour touristes à Buenos Aires, OGNAT commence avec un couple qui danse un tango dans son style caractéristique, passionné et virtuose. Mais ce qui se passe après le final spectaculaire et les applaudissements bruyants est un décodage progressif de tous les clichés glamours associés à cette danse.OGNAT, de cette manière, joue avec les attentes autour du mot « Tango » et les images prédéfinies déjà ancrées dans l'esprit des spectateurs avant qu'ils ne viennent au théâtre.
Les danseurs incarnent ces images tout en les abandonnant, créant un décalage, un espace dans lequel il est possible de redéfinir une nouvelle fois ce qu'ils sont en train de regarder.
En se concentrant sur cet aspect actif du public, la pièce passe du tango à la danse contemporaine, mélangeant performance live et vidéo pré-enregistrée, prenant le temps de transmettre la subtilité d'un toucher sensuel, la tendresse d'une étreinte chaleureuse ou la violence d'un coup de poing en plein dans le nez.“..Ognat didn’t show “the sad thought to be danced”, but the capacity of the dance, of any dance to make of itself a vehicle of emotions and concepts. Of contrasts. Off sweet and bitter sensual games. ..Pardo and his company succeeded, by performing a very complex piece, in what they wanted to show”Il Gazzetino, Paola Burna, Venice/IT

Interview for CLASSICA TV/ Venice Biennale 2007

OGNATIdea and direction: Rodrigo Pardo
Choreography: Rodrigo Pardo in collaboration with Cristina Cortés and Sebastián Scandroglio
Original music: Carmen Baliero
Dancers : Cristina Cortés, Sebastián Scandroglio and Rodrigo Pardo
Ligth design: Matias Sendón
Costumes: Valentina Bari
Produced by: La Biennale di Venezia (IT)
Premiered at: Teatro Piccolo Arsenale (Venice) 2007

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PIERO ON THE ROOF

Dance Video

This choreography is part of the site-specific piece "ROOF a live movie/Napoli" directed by Rodrigo PardoProduced by Napoli Teatro Festival Italia 2009 icw. Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli

PIERO ON THE ROOFDirection and editing Rodrigo Pardo
Choreography: Rodrigo Pardo & Piergiorgio Milano
Dancer: Piergiorgio Milano
Music: Simon Thierree
Costume: Corso di Fashion Design dell' Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli
Camera direction: Rodrigo Pardo and Roberto Russo
Cameramen: Enzo Pascolo, Fabio Bovenzi and Rodrigo Pardo
Roof set up: Teatro Festival Italia crew and Students of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli
directed by Marciano Rizzo
Thanks to:
Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli, Giuliana Ciancio.
Alexandros Vrettos, Stefano Limone, Diego Iacuz, Elle Knops
Official selection:
VIIII Festival Int. de Video Danza de Buenos Aires (AR)
ReelDance International Dance on Screen Festival 2010 (AU)Choreospcope Barcelona (ES) / Danzattak (ES) / Iowa Dance Festival (USA) ScreenDance Festival Stockholm (SE) / International Underground Film Festival-Dublin (IR) / OneShot Festival- Yerevan (ARM) / 60SFF-Minsk (BLR) / Mister Vorky -Ruma (SRB)

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Musical projects

Since always interested in music as a way of expression it is in 2016 that Rodrigo starts his own personal quest . This personal path is rooted in tango and Argentinean folklore but always open to external influences as a result of his nomadic life based in different countries along the last 15 years.
Being an autodidact in what music refers, he had associated with professional musicians such as Diego Trosman, Gerardo Agnese, Simon Thierree and Manuel Cedron to create duos, trios and quartet formations in which he is in charge of song writing and singing.

Link to the current musical project "Un argentin a Marseille"

Interview Radio La 2x4

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Dos Ambientes-live

Site-specific piece

Based on the multi awarded dance-video DOS AMBIENTES , Rodrigo Pardo adapted his creation originally made for fitting in his own appartment in Buenos Aires to a house in Naples/IT, resulting on a site-specific piece in which audience follows the characters from room to room witnessing at the same time the creative process and the piece itself that develops in front of them

" Like ghosts born out of their imagination, we follow Pardo and Wanka into the bathroom, kitchen and living room, where they demonstrate that in dance the main thing is the fun of feeling each other. The passion, the elegance, the sinuosity, the precision of the interpreters are the alchemy of two spirits caught in the embrace of shared desires."Matteo Brighenti / paneacquaculture.net- 8-8-2019

Link to complete review "Paneacquaculture.net" (Italian)

DOS AMBIENTES / NapoliChoreography and direction: Rodrigo Pardo
Performers: Rodrigo Pardo , Rosalie Wanka
Original music: Miguel Rausch
Text: Lucia Bianco
Commisoned by: ALTOFEST NAPOLI 2019
Space donnors: Fabrizzio Schirru- Alessandra Salomone

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Argentinean choreographer/performer and video artist, Rodrigo Pardo is graduated as MA in Performing Arts at Dasarts (Amsterdam/NL 2005-08) Contemporary Dancer, BA at Teatro General San Martín (Buenos Aires/AR 1995-97) and Actor , BA at Bahia Blanca Theater Academy (Bahía Blanca/AR 1988-91)His artistic work ranges from dance pieces, video and music, to site-specific projects with the utilization of mixed media. This interdisciplinary practice is characterized by an special relation with urban spaces, musical identity , and the insertion of constructed fiction in daily life as a way to open doors of awareness on how we perceive reality.

Pardo’s production includes: Tormentango (2020), Dos Ambientes live/Napoli (2019), Gaucho de Hollywood (2016), Expatango (2015), FLAT (2013) , Roof a live movie/Napoli (2009), Roof a live movie/Amsterdam (2008), Framing soul/ Ognat/ Tango Toilet (2007), Una Toma( 2006), Dos ambientes (2005), Round Trip (2004), REC 13:18 (2003) and Cuadrado Negro sobre Fondo Negro (2001)His pieces have been presented at or by: Biennale di Venezia (IT), Chalon dans la rue (FR), Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (IT), Dance Umbrella (UK), Festival de Marseille (FR), Festival International de Buenos Aires (AR), Festival Temporada Alta (ES), Centro Experimental del Teatro Colón (AR), Festival TAC (ES), Festival de la Cité Lausanne (CH), Theater op de Markt (BE), Rockefeller Center (US), Fringe Festival Shanghai (CN), Thessaloniki Festival (GR), Dança em Foco (BR), IMZ Dance Screen (SZ), Cinedans ( NL), and many others.He has been member of the Argentinean dance companies: Ballet de Bolsillo (dir. Oscar Aráiz), Tangokinesis (dir. Ana Maria Stekelman), Lesgart-Sanguinetti Company, Ballet Juvenil del teatro San Martin de Bs As (dir. Norma Binaghi) and Ballet del Sur de Bahía Blanca (dir. Violeta Janeiro).His work has been supported by international institutions and foundations like: INSITU (European network), Lieux Publics (FR), Biennale di Venezia (IT), Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (IT), NPN (DE), American Dance Festival (U.S), Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Dasarts, and TheTheatreSchool Amsterdam (NL), Fundación Antorchas, Fondo Nacional de las Artes and Prodanza (AR)Rodrigo Pardo is currently based in between Munich/DE and Marseille/FR

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Coreógrafo, performer y artista multimedia, Rodrigo Pardo (Argentina 1971) es graduado de Dasarts- Master Studies in Performing Arts (Amsterdam,Holanda/ 2005-08 ) como Bailarín de Danza Contemporánea (Teatro General San Martín (Buenos Aires, Argentina/1995-97 ) y Actor, Escuela de Teatro de Bahía Blanca (Argentina/ 1988-91)Su trabajo artístico abarca desde la creación de piezas de danza y video hasta producciones musicales y proyectos site-specific con la utilización de elementos multimendia. Ésta práctica interdisciplinaria se caracteriza por una especial relación con los espacios urbanos, la definición identitaria a travez de la música , y la inserción de la ficción en la vida cotidiana como una forma de conciencia en cuanto a la persepción de realidad.

Sus obras más destacadas son: Tormentango (2020), Dos Ambientes live/Napoli (2019), Un argentin a Marseille (2016), Expatango (2015), FLAT (2013), Roof a live movie/Napoli (2009), Roof a live movie/Amsterdam (2008), Framing soul/ Ognat/ Tango Toilet (2007), Una Toma( 2006), Dos ambientes (2005), Round Trip (2004), REC 13:18 (2003) y CNSFN (2001)Sus piezas han sido presentadas por/en: Biennale di Venezia (IT), Chalon dans la rue (FR), Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (IT), Dance Umbrella (UK), Festival de Marseille (FR), Festival International de Buenos Aires (AR), Festival Temporada Alta (ES), Centro Experimental del Teatro Colón (AR), Festival TAC (ES), Festival de la Cité Lausanne (CH), Theater op de Markt (BE), Rockefeller Center (US), Fringe Festival Shanghai (CN), Thessaloniki Festival (GR), Dança em Foco (BR), IMZ Dance Screen (SZ), Cinedans ( NL), etc..Ha sido miembro de las compañias argentinas de danza: Ballet de Bolsillo (dir. Oscar Aráiz), Tangokinesis (dir. Ana Maria Stekelman), Lesgart-Sanguinetti, Ballet Juvenil del teatro San Martin de Bs As (dir. Norma Binaghi) y Ballet del Sur de Bahía Blanca (dir. Violeta Janeiro).Su trabajo ha sido apoyado por instituciones internacionales como: NSITU (European network), Lieux Publics (FR), Biennale di Venezia (Italia), Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (Italia), American Dance Festival (U.S), NPN (DE), Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Dasarts, y TheTheatreSchool Amsterdam (Holanda), Fundación Antorchas, Fondo Nacional de las Artes y Prodanza (Argentina)Rodrigo Pardo se encuentra actualmente basado entre Munich/DE y Marsella/FR

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Chorégraphe/performeur et artiste vidéaste argentin, Rodrigo Pardo est diplômé du Master DasArt en Arts de la Scène (Amsterdam, Pays-Bas), de l'École de Théâtre de Bahía Blanca (Argentine) et de l'École de Danse Contemporaine du Théâtre Général San Martin (Buenos Aires, Argentine).Son travail artistique s'étend des pièces de danse et vidéo à des projets in-situ avec l'utilisation de techniques mixtes. Cette pratique interdisciplinaire se caractérise par une relation spéciale avec les espaces urbains, la construction identitarie a travers de la musique, et l'insertion d'une fiction construite au sein de la vie quotidienne comme un moyen d'ouvrir les portes de la conscience sur notre façon de percevoir la réalité.

La production de Pardo inclut : Tormentango (2020), Dos Ambientes live/Napoli (2019), Un argentin a Marseille (2016), Expatango (2015), FLAT (2013), Roof a live movie/Napoli (2009), Roof a live movie/Amsterdam (2008), Framing soul/Ognat/Tango Toilet (2007), Una Toma (2006), Dos ambiantes (2005), Round Trip (2004), REC 13:18 (2003) et CNSFN (2001).Ses pièces ont été présentées à ou par : Biennale di Venezia (IT), Chalon dans la rue (FR), Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (IT), Dance Umbrella (UK), Festival de Marseille (FR), Festival International de Buenos Aires (AR), Festival Temporada Alta (ES), Centro Experimental del Teatro Colón (AR), Festival TAC (ES), Festival de la Cité Lausanne (CH), Theater op de Markt (BE), Rockefeller Center (US), Fringe Festival Shanghai (CN), Thessaloniki Festival (GR), Dança em Foco (BR), IMZ Dance Screen (SZ), Cinedans ( NL), et beaucoup d'autres.Il a été membre des compagnies argentines de danse : Ballet de Bolsillo (dir. Oscar Aráiz), Tangokinesis (dir. Ana Maria Stekelman), Lesgart-Sanguinetti Company, Ballet Juvenil del teatro San Martin de Bs As (dir. Norma Binaghi) et Ballet del Sur de Bahía Blanca (dir. Violeta Janeiro).Son travail a obtenu le soutien d'institutions et de fondations comme : INSITU (European network), Lieux Publics (FR), Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (Italy), American Dance Festival (U.S), NPN (DE), Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Dasarts, and TheTheatreSchool Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fundación Antorchas, Fondo Nacional de las Artes and Prodanza (Argentina).Rodrigo Pardo est actuellement basé à Munich/DE et Marseille/FR

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Coreógrafo, performer y artista multimedia, Rodrigo Pardo nació Bahía Blanca, Argentina (1971). A la edad de cuatro años hizo su primer contacto con el mundo de la representación soltándose de la mano de su madre para correr pasillo abajo de un abarrotado cine-teatro, cruzar el escenario y finalmente estrellar su cara contra la gigantesca pantalla. Allí dos secretos le fueron revelados: Bugs Bunny no era real y había algo especial en el estar sobre un escenario (aún frente a un público enfurecido)A los 15 años un segundo evento lo hace entrar definitivamente en el mundo artístico, ésta vez es el grupo danés Odin Teatret presentando piezas en espacios públicos en Bahia Blanca lo que lleva a Pardo a una tercera revelación: La ciudad no es real.
El imprevisto cambio de significado de todos los elementos usados por los performers (monumentos, estatuas, edificios públicos) lo hace percibir el poder del arte para modificar la realidad, un instrumento capaz de crear mundos paralelos y proponer diálogos con lo desconocido.
En los años siguientes se gradúa como actor en la Escuela de Teatro de Bahía Blanca, colabora en proyectos independientes y trabaja como artista callejero en Argentina y Europa.
En su búsqueda de una teatralidad más física se traslada a Buenos Aires en 1993 para estudiar en el Taller de Danza Contemporánea del TGSM. Pardo se graduará tres años después como bailarín contemporáneo y comenzará a trabajar con algunos de los coreógrafos más representativos de su país: Oscar Aráiz, Ana María Stekelman y Gustavo Lesgart, entre otros.
En 1997 viaja a New York para continuar sus estudios en danza en el Movement Research y Dancespace Project, pero después de algunos meses el plan inicial cambia por completo cuando encuentra a Armando Orzuza y Daniela Arcuri, una increíble pareja de tango que lo guiará en el estudio de la danza argentina por excelencia. Junto a su compañera Gabriela Lavagnino se volverán rápidamente figuras relevantes de la escena del tango en Manhattan.Desde ese momento el tango estará presente en su trabajo adoptando diferentes formas, primero en su estilo más tradicional y luego como un fascinante elemento capaz de combinar fisicalidad y complejas relaciones en una sola forma.Con la clara necesidad de producir su propio trabajo retornará a Argentina un año después para crear Cuadrado Negro Sobre Fondo Negro, un dúo de danza junto a Victoria Ansiaume y Marina Brusco, inspirado por el pintor ruso Kasimir Malevich. En la obra una pareja diseña cuadrados en el suelo como representación de espacios de la vida cotidiana, la geometría perfecta contrasta con la violenta coreografía que evoluciona mostrando las diferentes capas de la relación.
La acción pricipal se desarrolla en un cuadrado de 2x2 metros, en realidad, el espacio máximo utilizable en el apartamento de Pardo, que por razones de presupuesto se ha transformado en la sala de ensayos.
Por varios años continuará colaborando con otras compañias, enseñando tango y danza contemporánea y produciendo su propio trabajo apoyado por instituciones como Antorchas, Prodanza, Fondo Nacional de las Artes y Centro Experimental del Teatro Colón.
En 2004, con la ayuda de una beca ofrecida por la Fundación Antorchas, se traslada a Bruselas para investigar el inspirador movimiento de danza belga, pero justo antes de abandonar Buenos Aires invita nuevamente bailarines a su pequeño apartamento y produce junto a Guiye Fernández el film de danza Dos Ambientes, una obra hecha casi sin presupuesto que viajará extensivamente por el mundo abriendo nuevas puertas. Dos Ambientes llegará a la Biennal de Venezia dando lugar a nuevas propuestas: dos performances basadas en el film para ser presentadas en el 5th. Festivale Int. di Danza Contemporánea di Venezia. El re-take resulta en Ognat, un trío con Cristina Cortés, Sebastián Scandroglio y el mismo Pardo, y Tango Toilet, un dúo con Cortés donde la sala de baño de su propio apartamento en Buenos Aires es reproducida en un negocio de sanitarios en el centro histórico de Venezia y presentado para el público en la calle.
El año 2006 lo encontrará en Amsterdam participando de Dasarts (Postgraduate Studies in Performing Arts). Allí, el felíz encuentro con la artista visual Shirin Neshat lo llevará a investigar más en profundidad la relación de movimiento, espacio y cámara. Resultado de ésto es el video experimental Una Toma, y Framing Soul, un documental sobre el trabajo del renombrado bailarín-coreógrafo David Zambrano.Estando por casualidad en el octavo piso de la Escuela de Teatro de Amsterdam, Pardo encontrará inspiración para su obra de graduación de Dasarts: ROOF
La amplia perspectiva de la ciudad lo conecta inmediatamente con esa inicial sensación experimentada años atrás en Bahía Blanca, cuando por primera vez vió el paisaje cotidiano de su ciudad transformarse frente a sus ojos por la acción de los performers.
Como una síntesis de todos los elementos que Pardo utilizó hasta el momento, la obra es definida como una "película en vivo", en donde el público, ubicado en la terraza del octavo piso y ayudados de binoculares y auriculares inhalámbricos, sigue la acción en vivo presentada en las ventanas y techos de los edificios de enfrente. Como una película cortada en diferentes pedazos y puesta en la ciudad, la estructura de la performance se basa en escenas separadas que el público tiene que componer.En junio del 2009 una segunda versión llamada ROOF a live movie/Napoli es presentada y producida por Napoli Teatro Festival ItaliaEntre el 2010 y 2013 se desarrolla su siguiente proyecto llamado FLAT. Producido principalmente por EMPAC (US), IN-SITU Network y Lieux Publics (FR), se trata de un espectáculo donde con elementos de danza aérea y video mapping se desarrolla la historia de un personaje (Yves Fauchon) que habita un apartamento inclinado a 90 grados.
FLAT continúa actualmente en gira luego de haber sido presentada en los festivales mas representativos de la creación callejera contemporánea como Chalon dans la Rue, TAC, Les Tombees de la Nuit y muchos otros.
Al mismo tiempo que todo el trabajo antes mencionado sigue su curso, Rodrigo Pardo comienza en el 2016 a desarrollar una búsqueda musical propia que incluye elementos del tango y folklore argentino y que junto a músicos como Diego Trosman, Gerardo Agnese, Simon Thierree y Manuel Cedron, intenta evocar una identidad personal que tanto se alimenta de su origen como de su nuevo entorno.En 2018 el feliz encuentro con la bailarina y coreógrafa Rosalie Wanka produce nuevas obras físicas como Tormentango, duo que fusiona el tango y la danza contemporanea filmado en las salinas del norte argentino, Dos Ambientes/Live, versión site-specific de su multi premiado video danza, esta vez recreado dentro de un apartamento en la ciudad de Napoli para el Altofest Festival 2019, y Asymmetrical Encounters , desarrollado en 2020/21 con el apoyo de Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt-MünchenEn 2019 es seleccionado junto a un grupo de artistas internacionales para participar de MakeAmove, un proyecto subvencionado por Creative Europe para la investigación de nuevas formas de producción en el ámbito del teatro independiente. Es durante estos encuentros que Pardo inicia LiveMovie, una propuesta de desarrollo de herramientas para la composición site-specific que actualmente es a la vez un formato de workshop , como el dictado durante el Transit Festival-Rijeka 2021, y un formato de creación de performances como las que se esperan producir durante 2022 como parte de un proyecto subsidiado por la National Pereformance Network - Stepping Out/ AlemaniaRodrigo Pardo se encuentra actualmente basado entre Munich y MarsellaContacto:
rodrigopardo2@gmail.com

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HISTORY

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Choreographer, performer and video maker, Rodrigo Pardo was born in 1971 (Argentina). At the age of four he made his first contact with the art of representation by running away from his mother’s hand, straight down the corridor of a crowded theater-cinema, crossing the stage and crashing his face against the large screen. Then he faced two revelations: Bugs Bunny was not real and it felt great to be on the stage (even in front of an angry audience).At 15 years old a second event will push him definitely into the art world, this time is the Danish group Odin Teatret presenting pieces in public spaces of Bahia Blanca which makes Pardo arrive to a third revelation: The city is not real.
The sudden change of meaning of all the elements used by the performers (monuments, statues, public buildings) made him realize the power of art to reshape reality, an instrument that creates parallel worlds proposing a dialogue with the unknown.
In the following five years he will graduate as an actor from Escuela de Teatro de Bahía Blanca, collaborate with independent projects and work as a street performer in Argentina and Europe.
In his pursuit of a more physical theatricality he will move to Buenos Aires in 1993 to study at Taller de Danza Contemporánea del TGSM. Pardo will graduate three years later as contemporary dancer and will start working with some of the most representative choreographers of his country: Oscar Aráiz, Ana María Stekelman and Gustavo Lesgart, among others.
In 1997 he will relocate to New York to continue his dance studies at Movement Research and Dancespace Project, but after few months the initial plan will change completely when he meets Armando Orzuza and Daniela Arcuri, an astonish tango couple who will guide him into the traditional Argentinean dance. Together with his dance partner Gabriela Lavagnino they will quickly became relevant figures of the Manhattan tango scene.
From there on tango dance will be present in his work adopting different forms, first in its most traditional way and later as a recurrent fascinating element that combines physical and relational complexity in one form.
With the clear need of producing his own work he will be back in Argentina one year later to create Cuadrado Negro Sobre Fondo Negro, a dance duo with Victoria Ansiaume and Marina Brusco, inspired by the Russian painter Kasimir Malevich. In the piece a couple is designing squares on the floor as representational spaces for daily life, the perfect geometry contrast with a millimetered yet violent choreography that evolves showing different layers of a relationship.
The main action will happen in a square of 2 by 2 meters, in fact, the maximal usable space available in Pardo’s apartment, which due to budget reasons has become the rehearsal studio.
For several years he will keep collaborating with other companies, teaching tango and contemporary dance, and producing his work supported by foundations like Antorchas, Prodanza, Fondo Nacional de las Artes and Centro Experimental del Teatro Colón.
In 2004, with the help of a scholarship offered by Fundación Antorchas, he will move for one year to Brussels to investigate the inspiring Belgian dance movement, but just before leaving Buenos Aires he will again gather dancers in his small apartment and produce with Guiye Fernández the future award wining Dos Ambientes, a dance film made with almost no budget that will tour extensively the world and open many new doors. Dos Ambientes will reach the Venice Biennale and give place to a new offer: two commissioned live performances based on the film to be presented at 5th. Festivale Int. di Danza Contemporánea. The re-take results in Ognat , a trio with Cristina Cortés, Sebastián Scandrolgio and himself, and Tango Toilet, a duo with Cortés in which his Buenos Aires flat’s toilet room is reproduced in a sanitary-wares shop in the historic center of Venice and performed for the audience in the street.
The year 2006 will find him in Amsterdam participating in Dasarts (Postgraduate Studies in Performing Arts). There, the happy encounter with visual artist Shirin Neshat will encourage him to investigate more in depth the relation of movement, space and camera. Result of it is the experimental short video Una Toma and Framing Soul, a documentary film about the work of renowned dance-maker David Zambrano.Being by chance on the 8th floor terrace of Amsterdam’s Theater School, Pardo will find inspiration for his Dasarts graduation piece: ROOF
The wide open perspective of the city connects him immediately with this initial sensation he experienced when, back in Bahía Blanca, he saw how the familiar landscape of his hometown changed in front of his eyes due to the action of the performers.
As a synthesis of all the elements Pardo was using till this moment, the piece is defined as a live movie in which the audience, placed on the 8th floor terrace and helped by binoculars and wireless headphones, follows the live action performed in the windows and roofs of the buildings across the street. Like a movie cut in different pieces and spread out in the city, the structure of the performance is based on separate scenes that the audience has to put together.In June 2009 a second version called ROOF a live movie / Napoli is presented and produced by Napoli Teatro Festival ItaliaIn between 2010 and 2013 he develops his next project called FLAT . It is produced mainly by EMPAC (US), IN-SITU Network and Lieux Publics (FR). Using elements of aerial dance and video mapping , the piece tells the story of a character (Yves Fauchon) who is inhabiting an apartment tilted 90 degrees.
FLAT continues currently on tour after being presented in some of the most representative contemporary street festivals as Chalon dans la Rue, TAC, Les Tombées de la Nuit, and many others.
While all the work mentioned above continues, Rodrigo Pardo begins in 2016 developing his own musical quest that includes elements of tango and Argentinean folklore. In collaboration with musicians such as Diego Trosman, Gerardo Agnese, Simon Thierree and Manuel Cedron, he attempts to evoke a personal identity that feeds equally from its roots and the new environmentIn 2018, the encounter with the dancer and choreographer Rosalie Wanka produced new physical oriented works such as Tormentango, a duo that fuses tango and contemporary dance filmed in the salt flats of northern Argentina, Dos Ambientes / Live, site-specific version of his multi-award-winning dance-video recreated inside an apartment in the city of Napoli for the Altofest Festival 2019, and Asymmetrical Eoncouters , developed during 2020/21 with the support of Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt-München.Together with a group of international artists he is selected in 2019 to participate in MakeAmove, a Creative Europe project for the research on innovative forms of production in the field of independent theater. It is during these meetings that Pardo initiates LiveMovie, a proposal for the development of site-specific composition tools that is currently both a workshop format, such as the one taught during the Transit Festival-Rijeka 2021, and a creation format that will be the base for the development of "5 poses to face the storm", a piece expected to be premiered in 2022, supported by the National Performance Network - Stepping Out / GermanyRodrigo Pardo is currently based in between Munich and MarseilleContact:
rodrigopardo2@gmail.com

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Contact / Calendar

TORMENTANGO presentations in 2022:7 February : (S)exhibitions by OGA collention/ Rome (IT)
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15 February: Bizarrya Short Film Festival /Porto (PT)
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27 February: XPRMNTL anti-festival/ London (UK)
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LIVEMOVIE
The project has received a subsidy from the NPN Germany for its development in 2022, performances are planned for summer in Munich
TOILET TANGO
17/20 August -Theater op de Mark Festival/NL

Contact: rodrigopardo2@gmail.com

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