In Catalan, ZUMZUM is an onomatopoeic word describing the buzzing sound of a swarm of bees, or a crowd of people. The letter K is analogous to the candid persona, the walking man – the walking letter; a blade which cuts in all directions. It is a reckognition of various significant XX century artists such as Kafka, Kandinsky, Klee, Kantor and others.
ZUMZUM•KA is a provocation of the imagination rather than a realist sentiment: it is a diaphanous piece which reduces the difference between dream and reality.
Gelabert, Amat and Comelade evoke a nostalgic domain in which dream figures unfold within a cold landscape.
A dark silhouette sits still on a trampoline, wearing a conical beak. A birdman staring out quietly, his reflections echo on the icy surface while he slowly observes and listens to the dream-skaters shaping their interrelated dialogue. The result is a reverie suspended somewhere between a melancholic world and an unsettled energy, setting the pace of the choreography toward a compulsive and vertiginous end.
A. G. A.
With the collaboration of: Festival d’Estiu de Barcelona Grec ’98 i Teatre Zona Nord, Barcelona.