We write books about love, make movies about love, paintings, artworks, we make theatre plays, dance pieces about love, yet still we have the same essential questions concerning love as we had ages ago.
What is love had nothing to do with great romantic feelings? if it would be much more trivial? In the 21st century we continue being incapable to understand love.
In “Plop!” Two dancers and a musician share intimate memories and feelings. “Plop!” puts the audience on a roller coaster of emotions: soulful devotion change with laughter about others and ourselves and our own incapacity to find the right words and gestures in the right moment.
PERFORMANCE: Exequiel Barreras,
LIVE-MUSIC: Raoul Alain Nagel
LIGHT: Emilio H. Díaz Abregú
DURATION: about 25 minutes
PRODUCTION: Plop! / 2015
Premiere: 29. November
2014, Warschau Dance festival (PL)
22. Dezember 2015, Grabenhalle St.Gallen
- EMMA SKYLLBÄCK
Performerwas born in Sweden in 1984 and received her first dance training as part of the dance scholarship program of Löftadalens Folkhögskola in Varberg. From 2005 to 2006 she studied in New York with an international student visa. Emma Skyllbäck completed her dance training in 2009 at the Iwanson Schule in Munich. From 2009-14 Emma Skyllbäck has been a member of the Dance Company of the City Theater St.Gallen. Since 2012 she also works as a singer and has her own band "the moment yes" with Raoul Nagel. Since 2016 she is a certified yoga teacher and teaches in different studios. Since 2012 she works with ROTES VELO and is seen as performer in many productions.
- EXEQUIEL BARRERAS
Artistic director / Choreographer / Performerwas born in Cordoba/Argentina in 1984 and received his first dance and theatre lessons there. In 2001 the Julio Bocca and Chet Walker Foundation awarded him with a scholarship and one year later he became a member of the Ballet Contemporáneo del Teatro San Martín in Buenos Aires where he danced for 7 years. Since 2005 he has been working on his own pieces, which have been shown in Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and the USA. He works in Europe since 2009. After one season as a dancer at the Landestheater Coburg, he joined the Dance Company of the Theater St. Gallen, where he was engaged as a dancer, and temporarily as assistant to the company, from 2010 to 2014 under the direction of Marco Santi and from 2014 to 2017 under the direction of Beate Vollack. Since the season 2017/18 he is the choreographic assistant and rehearsal director of the Dance Company Konzert Theater Bern alongside Estefania Miranda. There he works with world-renowned choreographers such as Sharon Eyal, Jo Strømgren, Eduard Clug, Bryan Arias, Ihsan Rustem or Felix Landerer. In 2018 he choreographed the piece „My favourite song“ for the Dance Company. In 2011 he founded the ROTES VELO Kompanie with the need to bring artists from different fields together. He develops and explores innovative ways to blur the boundaries of dance, music and theatre. Since then the company has put on over 100 performances and creates one or two new productions every year. In 2016 the company was awarded by the city of St. Gallen "for the development and realisation of new, ambitious and high-quality projects". As artistic director and choreographer he collaborates and creates for productions in the independent scene and at theatres such as Theater St. Gallen, Theater Chur and Konzert Theater Bern.
- RAOUL NAGEL
Musical director / performerworks as singer, producer and composer in Switzerland and Germany. His work is characterized by the use of his voice and the mixing of contemporary music with traditional musical styles. Raoul Nagel works for theatre, radio and television. He performs as a solo artist and together with Emma Skyllbäck forms the music group "The Moment Yes". He worked with ROTES VELO as musical director and performer. https://www.raoulnagel.com