Ainhoa Hernández Escudero
(Don’t) look me in the eyes (work in progress)
January 21st 19:35-20:05 January 21st 21:05-21:35 FRAS 2
About Ainhoa Hernández Escudero
When Ainhoa was a child, she used to compulsively read all the Mediterranean mythology books. She was a believer who had a devotion to fantastical creatures. She like to speculate about the possibility of Myths and oral tradition stories being the starting point of science fiction narratives. Ainhoa has been lately delving again into those Mediterranean mythology books trying to find references to create her own set of characters and stories to build a science fiction Saga. She realized how most of those stories mistreated the women and queer characters, condemning them to be feared monsters, isolated, or killed by a hero. Well, a cis male hero to be precise.
In her last piece –The Torch, the Key and the Snake– She embodied a character inspired by the triple-figure of Hecate; and now in (Don’t) look me in the eyes, she pays her homage to the figure of Medusa.
How do we retell the stories we have been told? As Nialah Edari said at one of the Medusa Power Talks in 2021: Is not (only) the stories we hear, it is who is telling the stories.
Ainhoa Hernández Escudero is a choreographer and performer based in Amsterdam, who recently graduated from DAS Theatre.
About (Don’t) look me in the eyes
(Don’t) look me in the eyes is a drift into the figure of Medusa. An homage, a reveal. Passing through the Myth and navigating Versace’s world waters trying to exorcize Medusa’s story with the help of pop, goddesses, music and dance.
Ainhoa Hernández Escudero - Choreographer and performer
Roboboa - Special guest
Ignacio de Antonio Antón - Dramaturgy
Special thanks to ICK Artist Space, DAS Theatre, Centro de Danza Canal, Laura Ramirez, Carolina Bianchi, Andrea Gonzalez and Trevoga