Florencia Oz & lsidora O’Ryan
In Antípodas, dancer Florencia Oz shares the stage with her twin sister: cellist and singer lsidora O’Ryan.
Inspired by the figure of the doppelganger from the Romantic period (as in Schubert’s Doppelgänger) they explore duality and the boundaries of the individual in a poetic dialogue. They sweep you along in a story of how they were once one, until the moment that one ceased to be the other and became herself.
With playful elegance, Florencia Oz and Isidora O'Ryan create a contemporary and minimalistic world of movement. In between strings, voices and movement, a visual and sensual performance is crafted on the boundary of where one ends and the other begins. The dance, the flamenco, the percussion and the visual poetry of one influence the instrument, the melody, the vocals and the poetry of the other.
The Chilean Florencia Oz went to Seville at a young age to study flamenco. She danced as a soloist in the Ballet Flamenco of Andalucía with Rafaela Carrasco, and with the companies of Eva Yerbabuena and David Coria. The latter also created the choreography for Antípodas, her first solo performance. Following the premiere at the Jerez Festival (2021) she was awarded the Prize for Best New Artist.
‘A masterful performance’ - deflamenco.com