1. Choreography and set design: Fernando Hernando Magadan.

    Choreographer assistant: Katherine Cowie and Yvan Dubreil.

    Dancers: Jiří Pokorný and Katherine Cowie.

    Costumes design and realization: Carlijn Petermeijer

    Music: Schubert / Trio Pour Piano, Violon Et Violoncelle En Mi Bemol, Op. 100.

    Music and sound edition: Concept - Fernando Hernando Magadan.
    Composition: Fernando Hernando Magadan and Harmen Straatman.

    Light design: Peter Lemmens

    Text: Inspired by All the stories by Dora Garcia's Inserts in Real Time.

    Each individual has a story, and it is our personalized stories that make us who we are. But what makes our stories fit beyond the parameters of normality? Where is the point in which our story seems to challenge the line between fiction and reality, and what are we conformable presenting to the public eye?
    (d)elusive minds is based on the true story of Santiago, a mental patient with Capgras Delusion, a type of Schizophrenia where the person becomes convinced that a family member has been replaced by an identical imposter. In a delusional fit, Santiago killed his wife, whom he deeply loved. For the following fifthteen years he spent in prison, he wrote a letter to his wife every single day, convinced she was still alive. Today he still looking for his wife. Inspired by this story and many other extraordinary stories, this work explores the line between reality and fiction, health and insanity, and the deceiving characteristics of appearances.

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  2. White Act.
    Choreography by Fernando Magadan.

    Premiered 6th November 2014

    Queen Elisabeth Theater, Vancouver.

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  3. Take Off

    World Premiere - March 24th 2013 for Arts Umbrella Dance Company .

    Choreographer: Fernando Hernando Magadan.

    Music: Zoe Keating - One Cello + 16, Exurgency / Coda.
    Music edition: Fernando Hernando Magadan.

    Decor: Jay Gower Tailor and birds painted by the kids from the visual department of Arts Umbrella.
    Costume design: Margaret Jenkins
    Light design: Robert Songergaard

    A lot goes on in a dancer's mind in that particular moment when they are about to leave school and depart into the professional life. Fears, doubts, and insecurities are contrasted with great curiosity, excitement, and hopes to prove oneself and become a professional dancer. The safety of the school is left behind and with it, countless hours of work and sweat, but also wonderful moments and many friends. Departing from the theme of hope, aspiration, and the fear of the unknown, we created this work.

    I would like to thank you to all of the students in Roxanne's class for their significant and beautiful contribution to the stage design, and also to Jay Gower Taylor for making it all happen. This work is dedicated to the dancers and, in particular, to the wonderful people at Arts Umbrella for continuing to provide wings to all those young artists about to take off into a promising future.

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  4. Reflections in real time

    Premiere: 6th of October 2012, Alte Feuerwache, Saarbrücken (Germany)

    Choreography by Fernando Hernando Magadan

    Dancers: Liliana Barros, Youn Hui Jeon, Lorené Lagrenade, Miki Wakabayashi, Ramon A. Jhon, Masayoshi Katori, Pascal Marty, Jorge Soler Bastida, Francesco Vecchione
    In collaboration with Randolph Ward

    Music: Todd Reynold Quartet, Cluster 1
    Robert Henke, Layer 010
    Alba Noto, Monophrase 1
    Editing by Fernando Hernando Magadan

    Text: Based on All the stories by Dora Garcia

    Video: Jo Gregori, Nils Pollom
    Decor: Fernando Hernando Magadan
    Costumes: Fernando Hernando Magadan

    Painter Hans Hofmann once said ‘A work of Art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world’. My world is your world, and this piece is an invitation to reflect about its content, hoping that you are also able to reflect on it. The performance venue has been the inspiration and the departure point for every exploration I have done in relation to this work. This journey made me reflect about different ideas and experience the suggestive power of the location. It made me question the concepts of emergency and rescue, and the elements of fire and water. It brought me all the way to ancient China to explore the philosophy of Lao Tzu and how he used water as a metaphor for the hidden power of nature. It took me to Japan to look into the groundbreaking research of Dr. Masaru Emoto of how water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness. It made me question our present relation toward water, and all the challenges we are facing today. Trying to understand the hidden message behind these concepts has been the challenge. This work is a reflection of that journey.

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  5. Royal Road

    World Premiere - March 9th 2013 for Luna Negra Dance Theater

    Choreography: Fernando Hernando Magadan

    Music: Turtle Island Quartet : Variations on My Father's foot steps, Ashwattha.

    Musicians: David Balakrishnan – violin - baritone violin
    Mark Summer – cello
    Mateusz Smoczynski – violin
    Benjamin von Gutzeit – viola

    Dancers: Renée Adams, Nigel Campbell, Moníca Cervantes, Filipa Peraltinha, Kirsten Shelton, Eduardo Zuñiga and Karl Watson

    Lighting Designer: Jared B. Moore
    Scenic Design: Fernando Hernando Magadan
    Costumes: Fernando Hernando Magadan

    About the Work:
    "Music is the royal road to the soul" (Sigmund Freud) Music and dance have the ability to speak where words fail. They go beyond the intangible and have the ability to unite us all. These two disciplines share many characteristics and can go beyond what is written, staged, and set. The mystery of why music inherently connects with us will always be contemplated, yet it will continue to touch us deeply, to tickle some universal nerves, to change emotional states, change perceptions, elevate spiritual awareness and even recall memories. This wonderful opportunity of working with Turtle Island Quartet made me re-think our relationship with music, the relationship between music and dance, and how both disciplines have the capacity to go beyond words or ways of codifications, music notation, or Laban Notation for dance. The power of synergy between their non verbal ways of communication has been a constant source of inspiration.

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