O BALCAO DE AMOR
After a trip to the Caribbean, Itzik Galili was inspired by this timeless music of the king of mambo to create a dynamic piece, infused with humorous touches, relaxed, sexy and full of beautiful madness.
"Sometimes, as adults, trivial events happen to us that take us back to our youth and its hopes. Pérez Prado's music, with its lightness, gives me a deep feeling of simple joy. I am delighted to see that the younger generation has an affinity with this music and to see the different emotions that it awakens in them: joy, laughter, but also a big smile..."
"Between fantasy and reality, the voice of reason
A boundary as thin as a tightrope, worshiping a dream
Finally trading joy for pain
with every breath
the soul of the possessed person who dances invades the horizon
and falls into the abyss."
- Itzik Galili
"Light, naughty, sprinkled with touches of humor, O Balcão de Amor is a great fiesta paying homage to the music of Pérez Prado, says the king of mambo (…). We smile as we watch the dancers sway their hips, glance at each other and slap each other on the buttocks. It's playful and lewd as can be, slightly irreverent and very entertaining."
- Iris Gagnon-Paradis, La Presse (Montreal, Canada)
Choreographer Itzik Galili
Music Pérez Prado
Lighting Itzik Galili
Costume Design Itzik Galili
Costume Production Anne-Marie Veevaete
World Premiere L’Assomption, Canada, September 2016
Duration 25 minutes