La Ribot director, concept – Marie-Caroline Hominal performer – Clive Jenkins sound design, performer – La Ribot dance company
Magda Ptasznik performer – Clive Jenkins sound design, performer
Ruth Childs performer – La Ribot dance company
La Ribot director, concept – Ruth Childs performer – Marie-Caroline Hominal performer – Magda Ptasznik performer – Delphine Rosay performer – Clive Jenkins sound design, performer – La Ribot dance company
As Laughing Hole, by the Madrid choreographer La Ribot, opens we see a floor strewn with 900 cardboard signs carrying enigmatic messages. Soon, this floor is paced by the unsteady bodies of four performers whose succession of falls - frenetically accompanied by persistent laughter and strange word associations - reveal a will to occupy the space, every nook and cranny of it, as if in an effort to get back to its physical dimension.
Trained as a dancer, María Ribot is one of the most important choreographers of the Spanish scene and since the mid 80’s she has contributed to the development of new dances. In 1991, she decided to transform her name to the nickname of La Ribot, incorporating her work to the space of plastic arts and performances, creating works framed by video actions from the experience of the body in relation with image and movement. In 1998 she was awarded the National Dance Award of the Spanish Ministry of Culture.