LIFE, MELVIN, IS A FISH
Duration: 50 mins
Languages: English or Spanish
Genre: Dance Theatre & Performance
Concept/Choreography/Script: Noemí Luz
Composition/Live Sound Design: José Tomé
Dramaturgy: Iris Victoria Dekker
Dramaturgical Support: Alberto Cortés
Outside Eyes: Iris Victoria Dekker, José Tomé, Vera Köppern, Adam Newby, Magdalena Mannion, Ricardo Serrano
& Nina Menconi.
Would you feel more reassured if your most treasured memories were stored in a safe place? Do you wonder where they go when you are not remembering them? Here you will learn the basics: how to store them in a secure and systematic way while making sure no nostalgia gets lost accidentally.
We cling onto our memories in order to know who we are. But is it our memories in themselves that define us? Or is it the way we go about preserving them that really shows us who we are? Life, Melvin, is a fish is a homage to those we have loved and lost, to eccentric grandparents, and an attempt at preserving our most significant childhood memories. Noemí Luz seeks out the intangible in this dance, theatre and performance piece, leading us into the surreal world of the subconscious where remembering is also forgetting.
Life, Melvin, is a fish premiered at Teatro de la Maestranza, Sevilla as part of Vertebración XI Festival curated by Asociación PAD. The production was developed in various residencies including the Conservatorio de Danza Antonio Ruiz Soler (Seville) and Centro Cívico Cerro del Aguila, Seville.