‘Throw a coin if you want to hear the story’. Bardo in Spanish is the name given to the roaming singers who used to travel spreading their view of the world through their songs. Bardo is a place between life and afterlife. Vals is a dance involving two people. This piece takes place in a surrealistic restaurant where time stretches and expands to uncover the unseen of the fleeting moments and poetry grows itself into the mundane, like vines on an abandoned building. Bardo Vals pays tribute to the moments in between that contain the essence of life.
La Otra Familia are four ambitious young dancers from eclectic origin (contemporary dance, classical dance, break dance, acrobatics, theatre and singing). They met at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), and since then, they have been sharing their desire to create and dance both inside and outside of the studio. Their first creation, All these places have their moments, directed by Patricia Hastewell, was premiered in 2016 and since then, the performance has toured in different cities. Their second work, Bardo Vals, has also been touring in Salzburg, Berlin, Lisbon, Arnhem, Brussels, Leuven and Barcelona.
Artistic direction & choreography: Patricia Hastewell
Performers: Patricia Hastewell, Alexandros Anastasiadis
Music: ‘The waltz of lost dreams’ by Manos Chadjidakis, ‘Apo mesa pethamenos’ by Danai
Photography: Nikos Stavlas
Co-production: SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, ToiHaus Salzburg
Others: Bardo Vals is the second piece of La Otra Familia directed by Patricia Hastewell. Conceived in Creta and created in Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, ToiHaus Salzburg and Katapult Berlin.