Cuando los Disfraces se Cuelgan (When Disguises are Hung Up)
- 56 minutes, no intermission
- 7 dancers, 2 technicians
In their celebrated full length work, Delfos examines the masks we wear to survive, to love, and to endure in a world that seems never to want us to remove our masks.
The choreography is impressive in the way that Delfos is deeply exploring and questioning one’s daily life. The audience was immersed in the work via the interpretative power of the dancers, along with real-time video, computer animation, and a haunting score. It was a well-deserved extended standing ovation for When Disguises are Hung Up at the premiere.
— Héctor Guardado, Noroeste. Mazatlán-Sinaloa
Visiones Insondables (Unfathomable Visions - excerpts from Delfos 20th Anniversary Performance)
- 1 hr. 10 minutes, 10 minute intermission
- 8-9 dancers, 2 technicians
Delfos presents Visiones Insondables, a program consisting of 6 short pieces created by Claudia Lavista, Víctor Manuel Ruiz, Omar Carrum and Xitlali Pina
In Delfos we can see flourishing and manifest talent.
— Patricia Cardona, Uno más Uno, México
Consagración de La Primavera/Bolero (The Rite of Spring/Bolero)
- 35 minutes
- 8 dancers, 2 technicians
Delfos Danza Contemporanea joins in the celebration of the 100th birthday of the emblematic work of Starvinsky's Rite of Spring with premiere staging of an intriguing, contemporary production that showcases physical and emotional daring.
15 minute intermission
- 15 minutes
- 9 dancers, 1 technician
The Delfos Bolero has received praise from audiences and press since it premiered at the International Cervantino Festival in 2009 and, in 2010 won the Prize as the best work at the “Cervantino International Festival, A Desert for Dance.”
With the Rite of Spring, the Delfos dancers chose an avant-garde approach with their bodies, their costumes, their staging. All of their movements deliver a breathtaking performance. Everything is at risk; the tension is palpable. This “theater of bodies” is a daring performance—it is an unforgettable experience.
— Pablo Espinosa, La Jornada, México
With Ravel´s Bolero, Delfos resolved a huge challenge: simply, the pleasure of doing it. Playfulness, clear ideas and grand eloquence. Delfos’ presentation was a resounding success; efficient, plausible and suitable.
— Pablo Espinosa, Uno mas Uno, México
De la luz a la sombra (From Light to Shadow)
- 1 hour 15 minutes, 1 intermission
- 8-9 dancers, 2-3 technicians
Inspired by the poetry of Vladimir Nabokov, From Light to Shadow, is a program made up of four pieces that find space in a nocturnal form. Immersed in a nocturnal state, Delfos presents works Omar Carrum, Víctor Manuel Ruiz and Claudia Lavista.
Delfos is now moving into the highest levels of contemporary dance in Mexico and Latin America.
— Rosario Manzanos, Proceso Magazine, Méxic
Rincones de Luz (Corners of Light)
- 1 hr. 10 minutes, 1 intermission
- 8 dancers, 2 technicians
This evening-length work is composed of five pieces choreographed by Víctor Manuel Ruiz, Claudia Lavista, Omar Carrum and Xitlali Piña. Each of these dances takes its inspiration from the words of Mexico’s most famous poet, Octavio Paz.
Corners of Light was the most well-received program at the Festival Internacional Cervantino and is one of the best productions that Delfos has made in a long time.
-Rosario Manzanos, Proceso Magazine, México
PBS Interview with Claudia Lavista/Entrevista a Claudia Lavista/InContext
We started to build a dance center, a whole community around it and got the support of the government, the city, and the people who live here...I think they like to have dancers all over the place.
— Claudia Lavista