Apocalyptic dance at LEM


Expressive: Soizu (photo by Fidel)

Soizu: a freakishly good butoh performance that formed an unexpected part of LEM music festival. Held at the dance space la Caldera this outrageously disturbing act was made more so by the fact that many in the audience seemed non-plussed by it. On a sparse, ripped up landscape, to the grinding soundscape of Iker Ormazábal, formidable dancer Amaia Garrosa limped and prowled like a half-dead bear cub, contorting a remarkably flexible face into mask-like expressions. Like all really good, disturbing pieces, Soizu’s induced a euphoric boost after her final collapse.