In El Cuco Projekt Sonia Franken and Gonzalo Barahona experiment with articulating Choreography and Visual Arts in a creative autonomous combination. With animal masks, our human bodies in movement generate dissimilar characters. They become sculptures, paintings and cartoons at the same time. The masks of a cat and a bird are designed with exaggerated naturalism, which attempt to confuse the perception of the audience: giving more the impression of animal heads, than the mere known representation of animals.

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Sonia Franken completed her dance studies in Rotterdam/ NL (BA Dance Education) and Cologne (M.A. Dance Studies). She has worked on performances in public space (Kollektiv Bauchladen Monopol) and as a dramaturge. Since 2010 she is a member of the choreographers network & production space Barnes Crossing, in Cologne. http://www.choreographie.org

Gonzalo Barahona completed his studies in Santiago de Chile (Diploma Visual Art) in Hamburg ( M.A. Film, Animation) and is currently working on his PHD project in Visual Arts at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Hamburg. He works on paintings, sculptures, stage design and in 2014 started to perform on stage. http://www.gonzalobarahona.wordpress.com

Acts of Politeness - El Cuco Projekt_Foto: MEYER Originals