All good spies are my age


In this choreography the body is on the one hand just a tool to change ”cards”; on the other hand, it is exposed to these “cards” as scripts of processes. On these little cards, which are captured by a video camera and directly projected on a screen, a text is written. This text treats the production of the presented choreography solo in terms of time. Different colours visually mark all time attributes and movements.

In telling his silent story of choreography as a performative time score, Juan Domínguez renders visible the fragile dramaturgy of both life and performance. As they are immanently linked to each other, life on the one hand becomes visible as a performance of time, whereas the performance of the time-performance on the other hand inverts the chronology of the show. This leads to a paradoxical play, where the two different performativities of the text-score and of the representation-score cross each other, inter-fere and compete.

Absence thus turns out to be presence, turns out be absence, turns out…
                                                                                                                                 Petra Sabisch


Created and performed by: Juan Domínguez
Artistic assistant: Cuqui Jerez
Co-produced by: Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini (Valenciennes) and Comunidad de Madrid
Supported by: Xavier Le Roy, in situ productions
This piece was part of project 5 (P5), which was supported by: Tanzwerkstatt (Berlin), Podewil (Berlin), Vooruit (Ghent) and STUK (Leuven)


Premiere at Festival Lignes de Corps, Valenciennes. 26-27 November 2002
Menagerie de Verre, Paris. 17-22 February / 17-22 March 2003
Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon. 10-11 May 2003
Centre Choreographique National, Montpellier. 22 May 2003
La Casa Encendida, Madrid. 24-28 June 2003
Tanz in August, Berlin. 20-21 August 2003
Theatre L’Usine, Geneva. 5-6 December 2003
Festival VEO, Valencia. 14-15 February 2004
Mira Festival, Toulouse. 2-3 March 2004
Festival Your Private Sky, Bologna. 26-27 March 2004
Festival Exodos, Ljubljana. 19-20 May 2004
Mugatxoan, Arteleku, San Sebastian. 1 July 2004
Belluard International, Friburg. 3 July 2004
Riocenacontemporanea, Rio de Janeiro. 13-14 October 2004
Casa Hoffmann, Curitiba. 23 October 2004
Teatro Pradillo, Madrid. 8-9 January 2005
Festival Escena Contemporánea, Madrid. 2 February 2005
Split Subjects de Appel, Amsterdam. 20 May 2005
La Porta, Barcelona. 29-30 October 2005
Instituto La Fundición, Bilbao. 11-12 February 2006
Cervantes, Moscow. 19 July 2006
Les Beaux Arts, Geneva. 17 April 2007
Casa de Cultura de España, Montevideo.9 October 2007
Cac, Geneva. 23 February 2008
Nottdance festival, Nottigham. 18 October 2008
Festival LP, Barcelona. 19-20 March 2009
Idans Festival, Istambul. 11 May 2009
Universidad de Bellas Artes, Pontevedra. 14 December 2010
Living Room Festival, Madrid. 19 December 2010
Bulegoa Z/B, Bilbao. 20 January 2011
MARCO, Contemporary Art Museum, Vigo. 12 November 2011
Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam. 6 December 2011
Teatro Pradillo, Madrid. 6 May 2012
Inmediaciones II, Pamplona. 7 September 2012
Institutional Melancholy, Malmö. 17 November 2012
The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Copenhagen. 25 November 2013
Casa de Cultura de la UAEM, Mexico City. 29 March 2014
Festival Sitio, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. 18 October 2014
Festival Transversales, San Luis Potosí. 29 August 2015
Festival Transversales. Mexico City. 21 September 2015