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MISERO PROSPERO Project’s Volandas de Amor (Szívhasadás) is a contemporary dance-theater performance based on a selection of poems by Spanish poet Miguel Hernández and Hungarian poet Radnóti Miklós. There are striking similarities between both their personal and artistic lives. They both lived in a stormy era, both united by the same cruel fate, and they both escaped to poetry in order to exorcise the maelstrom that dragged them down and eventually projected their voices towards the future. They both suffered the heartbreaking blow of a capricious and cruel fate. This rip, this tearing apart, the message of which clearly emerges from their work, is the backbone of Volandas de Amor (Szívhasadás).
The selection of poems, which are almost mirrors to each other, shows the trajectory of the two poets and presents a dialog not only between two sensible and sensitive individuals but also between cultures, the Spanish and the Hungarian one.
The performance is not simply a dance-theater rendition of the poems; our interpretation aims to recreate these poems through the emotions and sensations within. Applying languages of contemporary dance, butoh, physical theater, and video, we endeavor to portray how these poets attended to their desgarro, the break inside (and outside) of them.
The performance is part of ELLAS CREAN (Madrid Festival of Female Creators organized by the Spanish government) and is realized through the support of Budapest Cervantes Institute.