FLIP is a choreographic creation on quad roller skates specifically conceived by Marta Izquierdo for public spaces, paying tribute to Eric Martin, an exceptional contemporary dancer and former figure skater.
It is a unique piece for both choreographic artists, a kind of double fictional and offbeat autobiography where they revisit their early years.
Eric’s, who, after a high-level sports career abruptly halted by a serious fall, at the age of 25, is entrusted with choreographing the ice and roller parts of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Albertville Olympic Games (1992). And Marta’s in Madrid in the 80s, who, long before putting on dance shoes, laced up roller skates and sped away to escape the dark years of dictatorship, exhilarated by the wild freedom of the movida madrileña.
This is the first solo Marta has written for another dancer besides herself. Despite being a prominent performer in pieces that have marked the contemporary choreographic landscape alongside Philippe Decouflé, Mathilde Monnier, Christian Rizzo, or Vincent Dupont, no one had dedicated a solo to Eric Martin.
Being accomplices for many years, they will combine their sense of humor and their shared love for popular culture and gliding sports to bring skating back to where they discovered and eagerly practiced it: on the streets.
L’Usine CNAREP Tournefeuille/Toulouse Métropole ; L’Atelline, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national Art & Création ; Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque (Madrid, Espagne) ; Résidences artistiques en Collège – Conseil Départemental de l’Aveyron / Collège de Mur-de-Barrez. Thanks to La Scène Nationale d’Albi.
November 15, 2023