TOWARDS:2019 - my fire is still burning for you - david zambrano (NL/VE)



Friday, 30 August, 19.00
Solo-performance “My Fire Is Still Burning For You” by choreographer and dancer David Zambrano
Entrance: 130 kr. Buy tickets to 2 performances for 200kr: David Zambrano solo-performance “My Fire is Still Burning For You” on 30th of August + “All I know of which I am not thinking” on 7th of September.

My Fire Is Still Burning For You

“My name is Jesus David Zambrano. I come from a large family with many brothers and sisters. I was given the first name, Jesus, because my mother and my grandmother hoped that I would be the son who would become a priest. They sent me to military academies from the age of 13 to 17, thinking maybe that if I didn’t become a priest, I’d become a coronel like my father. I don’t think that my mother and grandmother ever expected that I would turn out to be a dancer. When I dance this piece I wear a long shirt Hindu Priest like. It is as close as I can become to fulfilling their desire, and this piece is about desire.The music is from a Slovakian composer, and I dance to the Stabat Mater piece which is a hymn sung to the mother of Jesus. This particular Stabat Mater was composed by Vladimir Godar and it is sung by a gypsy woman I know very well. Her name is Iva Bittova and we have performed together two times already. Something in her manner, voice, and energy reminds me of my mother and my grandmother.

On the 28th of October 2010, two days before we were to have a party in our new house in Brussels, there was a fire. I purchased the house with my husband, Mat, and we had spent more than a year fixing it to make it liveable. Mat thought that the fire was his fault. When the firemen arrived, they broke down the front door. Mat and I turned the broken, charred door into a table. Its our dining table, and I painted a graffiti with some words for Mat on it in-between where the flames licked the wood, MY FIRE IS STILL BURNING FOR YOU."

David Zambrano

For over 35 years, David has been a monumental figure in the international dance community, and his passion for cultural exchange continues to influence his work. Living and making work in Amsterdam and Brussels, and teaching/performing internationally, David is an ambassador and liaison across many borders, bringing together artists from all over the planet for his projects.
An inspiring teacher, thrilling performer, and innovative choreographer, David has contributed generously to the field of dance in ways that have influenced many and impacted the dance world from several angles.


The performance and lecture are organized within TOWARDS: 2019 workshop cycle. TOWARDS: is a cycle of intensive workshops that include physical praxis, evening lectures, video screenings and live performances. TOWARDS: offers the occasion to explore the work of renowned international artists, gaining an insight into their practice and methodologies as well the philosophical and poetic worlds that trigger their creative research. The project started in August 2018 with Julyen Hamilton’s workshop: Making Dances – Compositional and Poetic Richness.

TOWARDS is curated by Francesco Scavetta and organised by Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts, in collaboration with Sekoia – Artes Performativas. TOWARDS is supported by the Swedish Cultural Council.

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