Marta Rodríguez Lázaro will undertake a residency at the Pilar Miró Cultural Center in Vallecas as part of the Cruceiros Paraíso 2023. In this context, she will start working on a project tentatively titled 'All Shared Suffering Is More Bearable' and will attend a training session with the creator and choreographer Poliana Lima at Espacio Tiempo, Madrid.
In the artist's own words, the research will focus on the following:
The pilot name of the project is 'All Shared Suffering Is More Bearable,' a phrase I recently read and believe to be entirely true.
The idea is to create a room on stage. A room that reflects a somewhat furnished corner of my head where things are constantly happening: sometimes more, sometimes less, but something is always going on; more abstract concepts and others more concrete; lots of light and lots of darkness; images that express from inside out and vice versa.
The theme addressed by the piece will be the concept of 'time': dead time, space of time, lived time, past-present-future, verbal time, 'I don't have time,' 'I have too much free time,' tempo, full-time, weather time, geological time, at the same time, ahead of time...
Time measurements are universal yet entirely relative. For example, two people can be walking from point A to point B. The journey takes ten minutes, and both people traverse it at the same speed. One of them is lost in thought, and time flies by; the other was only thinking about reaching their destination and time dragged on for them, but for both, the duration has been exactly the same: ten minutes.
With this piece, I want to delve into the possibilities of time and the elements or factors that participate in its existence: the state of wakefulness, speed, concentration, the space being inhabited, age, mood, and emotions. But of course, time is something that always exists. Do we need to name it for it to be real? Is it infinite? Does it depend on our existence? If we were to become extinct, time would not stop for what remains alive; it would just cease to exist from our perception.
This Cruceiro Paraíso is made possible thanks to the support of the Diputación de A Coruña.
Marta Rodríguez Lázaro
Marta Rodríguez Lázaro (from A Coruña) begins her artistic studies at the Professional Dance Conservatory of the Deputación Provincial de A Coruña. Later, she graduates in Visual Arts and Dance from the University Institute of Dance 'Alicia Alonso' at Rey Juan Carlos University, specializing in Circus Arts with a focus on juggling. She participates with her own creations in the Theater and Street Arts Festival of Valladolid (TAC) and in spaces such as the Carampa Circus School in Madrid and NORMAL, a space for cultural intervention at the University of A Coruña. Additionally, she attends dance and circus workshops by various artists including Stefan Sing, Chey Jurado, Milki Lee, and Guillermo Weickert, among others.
In 2019, she co-founds the Embora Company with Triana Martincano. They receive a grant from the Creation Factories program by the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, and Bilbao Ekintza. They undertake their first artistic residency in Zirkozaurre (Bilbao), where they start creating their piece 'Morriña,' which they premiere in 2021. In March 2022, they carry out an artistic residency at El Invernadero, Alcobendas. They participate in the Vallecas Dance Contest 2022 and receive the award from CC Paco Rabal. With 'Morriña,' they have performed at Noche en Blanco de Segovia 2022, Respira Circo Festival in Utebo 2022, MADn Circus Festival 2022, International Christmas Circus Gala in Ponferrada 2022, Circaire Festival 2023, and at the Paco Rabal Cultural Center.