A storm comes into being from the meeting of opposing energies. A dance of thunder and lighting, this dynamic interaction awakens an emotional response. Tormenta harnesses the transformative power of a storm, dissecting its elements to depict the struggle to find one's position in relation to other forces. This personal storm set in motion through the encounter of two bodies produces a friction that grows in intensity as each body searches for its individual strength. Flitting in and out of electric and thunderous dialogue, a composition appears out of the chaos. Beginning with a discordant crash that diminishes as it drifts away, the cycle begins again.
Choreographed and performed by Swaantje Gieskes and Anna Natt, Tormenta is a 50 minute Flamenco performance set to music composed by Sergio Vasquez Carrillo that premiered in January 2013 at the Polittbüro theater in Hamburg.