Quarantine Music Embodiment

Choreography: Elena Osalde
Music: Marco Alvírez Rosas (1975-2020)

Originally comissioned by Hillscene Festival 2020: Flirting with Precipice

A contemporary dance work by Mexican-Australian choreographer Elena Osalde. This performance was inspired by Quarantine Music miniatures by Mexican Composer Marco Alivírez during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Marco composed more than 65 miniatures between March and June 2020 to motivate musicians to keep working in isolation on a piece made especially for them.

Elena and Marco selected five of those pieces to work on this project representing the feelings experienced by people during the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.

  • Estudio de virtuosa de sala
  • HandPan Gamelan 
  • Ocaso de una luna llena trasnochada
  • Un colibrí me habló al oído
  • Por las noches sueño que las campanas del alba me invitan a salir

This performance is dedicated to Marco Alvírez, who passed away in August 2020 due to a heart attack.

To watch the live stream on Saturday 14 November follow this link

Elena and Marco dreamt with the idea of reuniting the musicians involved in a live performance once international travel is safe again. If you want to contribute to making this possible, please reach out to elena.osalde@icastica.com