COFFEE SHOP, BAD DAY – Drama or Music?

– I don’t want to tell any story.
– What then? With dancers and actors on stage, for me it could be very easy to imagine a history, even if you don’t want to.
– I know, but I just want to show a part of the vast world that lies behind Salsa. That’s all. No big tragedy, no love history. No Romeo, no Juliet.
– I’m not asking you to be Garcia Marquez. You’ll never be like him.
– There you are right. I’m a musician, not a writer, and my dream is to express myself mainly through music, even if what I want to express comes from a non-musical context.
– I understand that, but indeed there may be a need for a drama, a thread through the different moments. Unless you want to show independent pieces that have no connection to each other.
– Something in the middle. I want an uninterrupted flow throughout the night, but at the same time every moment should work fine individually. Four or five pieces that can be performed separately if it becomes necessary.
– That’s good! If every moment works well by itself, you just have to find the right order to achieve tension and release, highs and downs all Through the night. Then you just have to make some good transitions to join the pieces and find a consistent way to make dancers and performers enter and leave the stage. Easy.
– Easy?
– But I warn you now: if during the whole night there is no drama, nor even a small conflict, the audience is going to get tired of looking for it by themselves. At first you have to take them by the hand, then let them go.  

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