Premiere next 20th January in Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao).
The Big Game takes its inspiration from the Living Chess games of the XVIth century to make a loose choreographic translation of the Inmortal Game onto real bodies. 32 people take part in the project, equivalent to the number of pieces in the game of chess. The piece rests in the construction of a choreographic system which puts the coexistence of these bodies and the orchestration of a thousand and one possible movements at play.
This project expands the choreographic research developed in The Endgame and it involves several agents: Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao) and students of Dantzerti with the support of the Department of Culture of the Basque Government.
Direction: Olatz de Andrés
Assistant director: Robert Jackson
Performers (nucleus): Pilar Andrés, Natalia G. Muro, Isabel Álvarez, Aiala Etxegarai.
Performers (constellation): 28 invited people.
Ligh design: Octavio Más
Sound design: Marc Cano
Costumes: Xabier Mujika
Production: Vanessa Fuentes
Comunication design: Ainara Ipiña
Chess expert: Leontxo García
Artistic Residencies: Arropaineko Arragua, Punto de Fuga, La Fundición, Arriola Antzokia, Kurtzio Kultur Etxea, Aikoa.
Support: Department of Culture of the Basque Country, Azkuna Zentroa, Etxepare Institutua.