Claroscuro de Artemisia is a fantasy scene, a fusion of dance, music and theater surrounding the figure of Artemisia Gentileschi, a master of Italian Baroque painting.
It's an allegory, a literary figure that aims to put an image to something that has no image, to make visible the invisible.
Artemisia's life, like many, is a Baroque canvas full of attempts at chiaroscuro. Profound darkness materialized as rape, social humiliation and torture. It's also a blinding light: her passion, her true love of art and infinite talent. All of this focused on her art.
In this stage fantasy, the ballerina Ana Continente and the viol player Pilar Almalé narrate the life of this peculiar artist through a multidisciplinary language.
Two artists, women from different generations and different disciplines, unite live Baroque music and contemporary dance to revive the spirit of a great woman who, silently, changed the history of painting and propelled womens' visibility in the face of our complicated life history.
A color palette portraying infinite feeling, the creative process, pain and pleasure with an ending full of light.
DIRECTION, THEATER ART, CHOREOGRAPHY AND SET DESIGN: ANA CONTINENTE
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ROSA GRACIA
ACTING: ANA CONTINENTE AND PILAR ALMALÉ
LIVE MUSIC, ARRANGEMENTS AND COMPOSITION: PILAR ALMALÉ
VOICEOVER: JOSÉ LUIS ESTEBAN
LIGHTING DESIGN: ROBERTO GREGORIO
COSTUMES: TAIMYR FAYE AND MALDITA MARÍA
PROPS: KARLOS HERRERO AND LA GAITERA PRODUCTIONS
AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION: YAGO DE MATEO ÁNGEL AND VÍCTOR RECUA
PRODUCTION: LA MEJANA LABORATORY SPACE