Chapter III of the Nyia triptych
New circus, post-apocalyptic folklore and emeralds
"Green, oceanic, quaternary, deep glow that beats incessantly in perpetual darkness. Crack of light that floods the eternal tragic merriment where our ghosts and utopias walk"
Trailer "Esmeralda negra"
It is the third chapter of the triptych "Nyia" (gold), a series of new circus works that make a trip to the inner and imaginary universe called "Colombia" inhabited by creative artists. The trilogy takes place in a timeline that begins in the year 1,500 before the conquest of America and progresses to 2,200 of its speculations.
Esmeralda negra, is a multidisciplinary show of 60 minutes, in which the techniques of circus, dance, physical theater, live music, audiovisual projection and technology, are articulated to speak of an imagined Colombia from the years 2,100 to 2,300. An atmosphere of post-apocalyptic folklore is re-created in which darkness and emerald green take center stage. It is a magical, tragic, poetic, sinister, carnival environment, in which not only drama, but also black humor and surrealism have a place and in which the glimmer of a new path is glimpsed.
Production: Company Dospuntos Circo
Genre: New circus, face-to-face circulation format. Audiovisual circus, digital circulation format.
Direction: Juan Camilo Jiménez, Andrea Paola Martínez
Dramaturgy: Andrea Paola Martínez Mora
Audiovisual production: Cassetto visual arts
Performers: Juan Camilo Jiménez, Andrea Paola Martínez
Duration: 60 minutes
Public: over 10 years old
Circus techniques: acrodance, facade dance, hand-to-hand carriage, verticalism, contortion, capillary suspension, whip, multi-string aerial acrobatics, flying Chinese pole, manipulation of objects
Other techniques: dance, physical theater, technology, video, live music
“Welcome to Chivor, Muisca sacred land and ruined mining town in the middle of the eastern mountain ranges, flooded with post-apocalyptic nature where lie the vestiges of a Gothic temple and two silent bronze statues or trapped souls, who hold green stones in their hands and that, among the murmurs of animals or ancestral souls hidden between branches and roots, they hide an immeasurable treasure: the sacred emerald, the quintessence "