Breno Caetano and Sergi Parés' artistic works span the fields of circus, dance and installation. Their choreographies are expressions of a curious practice of exploring bodies and their possibilities. Both have had multidisciplinary training and subsequently worked a long time for established companies in dance and circus (including: Batsheva Dance Company, Philippe Decouflé, Marine Mane, Un loup pour l'homme, Compagnie XY and Anton Lachky).
In their new work under their own authorship, the two now meet as a duet. "Cornerstone" is influenced by cultural, social and historical perspectives on human evolution. Breno Caetano and Sergi Parés use their bodies as instruments and in this way question the basic principles of power as well as our positioning and bias towards it. The means of choice are fine ropes that create and make visible connections and dependencies between two bodies. Their piece becomes a bodily manifesto for a necessity of consideration and trust that must always be remembered and renegotiated. Documentary filmmaker Filip Jacobson visited the duo in Cologne during the creation of "Cornerstone" as well as at their home in Brussels, providing insights into the working methods of Breno Caetano and Sergi Parés.
Melanie Suchy invites both for a chat.