Concrete structures, black and dense in their fluidity, are very common in all cities. Cities from which we, the artists of this exploration, come. The scars on the surfaces of these cities, the cracks in the asphalt, cause us to reflect on our understanding of what we consider ordinary versus what we consider natural. Can the sensual connect the urban body with its inner nature and emotional states? On the one hand, there is the asphalt of the street with a life span of about 600 years; on the other hand, there is our orgasmic time, which lasts only a few seconds. Taking this idea as a starting point, we explore the sensual body as a place of connection between our present being and the eternity of nature. This piece is based on Carillo’s exploration of a new awareness of existence itself in which past and present merge.
Asphalt Bodies/Concrete Cities was created thanks to the different cultural influences of the artists who explore it. They changed their places of origin, they adapted and transformed their learned cultural and social codes to live in Berlin, the place of this joint creation directed by Alexander Carillo. As artistic director and choreographer, Carillo enters into an aesthetic dialogue with the audience to make different perceptions of life understandable.