#creíaquelosabíatodo

#creíaquelosabíatodo (#IthoughtIkneweverything) is a statement made by Violeta Gil in the performance we are going to end the programme with this year and that we have made the slogan of this 9th edition of Danseu Festival. Why?

Precisely because, for us, this statement summarises an entire reflection process that has led us to discover, or remember, that we do not in fact know nor can we predict anything that will happen to us…

…that the present is only present for a second…

…that when we reach a fork in the road, where the idea of choosing a path seems to be a very important decision, it is in reality a trivial thing because we do not know what we will find at the end of either of the paths. One thing we can decide though is how we deal with everything that happens, how we decide to ‘move’ through space and time.

We are currently coming out of a global pandemic which has affected us all, at different levels and in different ways. We cannot and should not avoid or deny anything that has happened because it has and continues to hurt us, it has shaken us inside… pain, sadness, loss, loneliness, helplessness, rage, nostalgia… it has even broken our soul.

Now, at this point in time, the present, halfway between what has been and what we do not know will be, we must take on a new awareness that allows us to recognise all this emotional bullshit in order to release it constructively and move on emotionally so as to try and heal wounds; to move through the scar and be able to heal…

Now, at this point in time, the present, instead of looking away because we feel uncomfortable, we pick up our broken pieces and assume they are part of us and can break again – we do not know how or when but we do know for certain that giving space and time to Culture will be the only way to move forward more strongly.

 

Danseu Festival 2021, #creíaquelosabíatodo