October 27 & 28, 2016

A unique show bringing together the Concepción Symphony Orchestra and the first Chilean Male Dancers Company is the proposal from the University of Concepción Cultural Corporation for its Dance Season. The performances will take place on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 at 19:00 in the UdeC Theater.

Entrance fee: $16,000 (general audience); $14,000 UdeC partnerships; $6,000 balcony and students.

“The Dance of Man” is a novel proposal of masculine dance, divided in five tableaux entitled Phoenix, Fado, Sailors, Ballade for a Madman and Tumbao Percussion, created by the outstanding Chilean choreographers Patricio Gutiérrez and Jaime Pinto, and the Moravian Tamara Kiriyak. It includes classical pieces performed by the Concepción Symphony Orchestra, as well as rhythmic percussion and electronics.

The birth of a man, his growth and death, and the rising of a new being like the phoenix bird; the hard work of seamen, their comradeship and discipline, and the unique masculine charm – tangible and distinct – will be displayed in this dance, showing a harmony of movements and a command of rhythm, as well as the masculine impact in dance.

The first Male Dancers Company, having 13 members, was established for this show by casting male dancers with unique styles and diverse backgrounds – academic, contemporary and freestyle. The casting process explored each dancer’s strength and stage presence, fostering their own styles and temperaments in order to express the masculine energy, poise and virtuosity.

The choreographic direction of this dance show is by Patricio Gutiérrez, lighting is by Patricio Pérez, and the Chilean maestro Pablo Carrasco will conduct the orchestra.

Box office is open on Mondays from 12:00 to 21:30; Tuesdays to Fridays, from 12:00 to 20:00, and Saturdays from 12:00 to 17:00. In case of a concert, theater play or other activity, the box office will remain open until the event starts.