The Coat

Choreography: Faizah Grootens in collaboration with Diego Vázquez
Dancers: Faizah Grootens and Diego Vázquez
Music: Camerata Romeu and Alberto Iglesias
Light and Costume Design: Diego Vázquez
Running Time: 18 minutes
A coat as a metaphor of comfort, strength and support turns into a main character alongside the two dancers. A coat that becomes a person itself for all that it might represent. An object that is related to protection or a natural shield organically related to identity. But, what’s identity nowadays? The coat talks about all these matters, in addition to those that are undoubtedly relevant to us such as androgyny, longing to belong (to someone or something) and destiny. The intense platonic relation between the dancers exposes the need for safety and a place to hide in.