Barcelona-based artist Núria Guiu creates an adaptation of her solo work ‘Likes’ exclusively for the ŻfinMalta company dancers. Upgraded to ‘Superlikes’, this work similarly bases itself on the analysis of two popular YouTube phenomena – cover-dance tutorials, and videos on the different techniques of yoga which have spread through social networks in recent years. Guiu approaches her audience from a socio-anthropological perspective and reflects on the social value of a ‘like’ in our digital culture and society. The work takes a fresh look at the presence of the body in the digital age, through choreography.
Nuria Guiu’s education in contemporary dance and anthropology and human evolution coalesce in her choreographic work. As a dancer Núria has worked with some of Europe’s most progressive companies including Cullberg Ballet, Gisele Vienne, Carte Blanche Dance Company, and Batsheva Dance Company.
Supported by the Embassy of Spain in Malta.
Choreography: Núria Guiu
Cast: 10 dancers
Original Score: Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld
Visual Artist/Set design: Tom Van Malderen
Light design: Moritz Zavan Stoeckle
Costumes: Holly Knowles
Duration: 30 minutes