Two men and a live radio in a dressing room, face each other, challenge, fight and seduce each other. An interesting cross between dance, sports and sexuality. A work that, based on body language, explores the limits of contemporary language, regarding movement and its subsequent interpretations. A provocation, an invitation to laugh at ourselves, and at the same time, recognize our totality
Un Poyo Rojo, mixes acrobatics and comicity: Naif, kitch, poncif, or whatever his multiple readings can throw. A powerful range of the physical and spiritual possibilities of the human being.
Duration: 60 minutes
History of the company
The project started in 2008 when two performers were creating an act for a variety show in the Centro Cultural Laboratorio in Buenos Aires. Its initial creators, Luciano Rosso and Nicolás Poggi put together a duet with small comic touches in order to find ways within movement to show different relationships between two men, using elements of dance and also theatre.
This duet came out of different movement proposals which mixed high impact contemporary partner work with duo sequences. After presenting the piece for the first time, the opportunity came up to perform the piece in many other spaces in the city of Buenos Aires, such as the Ciudad Cultural Konex, Teatro del Perro, Teatro Martinelli and Circo del Aire, amongst others.
In April of that year, they were selected to participate in the “Ciudanza” festival which takes place in urban spaces around the city and with the collaboration of Hermes Gaido, the current director of the company, they recreated the piece. They were also selected to perform at the Rafaela Theatre Festival (2009 and 2010) in Santa Fé and at the El Cruce Festival in the city of Rosario in September 2009. In July 2009, they received funding from PRODANZA in support of the completion of the full-length play.
In April 2010, they debuted a 45 minute long piece in the Espacio Cultural Pata de Ganso in Buenos Aires and received a highly positive reaction from the audience. Then with the full-length version of the play, they were selected by Spain’s Network of Alternative Theatres to tour three cities (Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia) as part of the Network’s 1st Latin American Circuit during the month of November in 2010. In 2011 they resumed performance in Buenos Aires with Alfonso Barón, completing three sell-out seasons and continuing to tour various provinces in Argentina during 2012 and 2013.
With yet more uninterrupted seasons of performances in their home country and across Latin America, in 2015 they then started their 7th season in Buenos Aires and launched their first six-month World Tour during which they visited countries from different continents, such as Uruguay, Bolivia, France, Italy, Spanish, Switzerland, Germany and New Caledonia.
In 2016 they are currently in their 8th season and are performing on Fridays and Saturdays in the Galpón de Guevara in Buenos Aires and in August they will travel to Europe to carry out a tour of 86 shows. On this tour, they are programmed to perform at some prestigious theatres such as “Rond Point” in Paris and at important, renowned international festivals in various European cities such as France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain.
As well as giving workshops on their tours, in 2015 the Un poyo rojo company directed a show called “LIFE BAG” with graduates from the Scuola Dimitri (France, Switzerland). They then toured with this show and performed in various countries such as Switzerland, Germany and France.
In 2017, Un Poyo Rojo was invited with a month of performances at the prestigious Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, and continued his international tour in Europe, which is scheduled to continue this 2018, extending a tour to Canada and South America.
Curricular review of each artist
• Hermes Gaido / Director
He studied at the prestigious Municipal School of Dramatic Art, EMAD to continue acting studies with maestro Pompeyo Audibert; Clown with Ricky Bherens; Sainete with Cristina Moreira and aerial dance with Brenda Angiel
Between 1989 and 2008 he participated in more than 14 projects including theater, film, dance and the Fabricando Sonidos project that made an important national and international tour that included Brazil; Holland; Korea; Syria; Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Colomba; Guatemala; Panama and Peru.
From 2006 to 2009, he served as a teacher of Scenic Experimentation in Movement and Body Percussion at the Cultural Center "Laburatorio" in San Fernando, sponsored by the Municipality of San Fernando. He joined the research group in physical theater "[Depopulation]", being invited to the Festival 2008 Liverpool, England.
In 2009 she directed and interpreted in the theater and music company with URRAKA objects, together with Luciano Rosso, performing functions in Buenos Aires and several cities and provinces throughout the country, as well as in Brazil and Uruguay. That same year they founded the physical theater company UN POYO ROJO, subsidized by PRODANZA in 2009 and selected by the Network of Alternative Theaters to tour four cities in Spain in 2010 (Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona and Tenerife), within the framework of the 1st Iberoamerican circuit of the Network. To later become an international success that has uninterruptedly toured Europe, and the world.
• Luciano Rosso / interpreter
He studied classical dance with Liliana Cepeda and Jazz dance with Analía González and Gustavo Carrizo. In addition to many other styles such as afro, contemporary, improvisation and Spanish dance. The theatrical technique was made with Osqui Guzmán and Hermes Gaido, with whom he later founded the company Un poyo Rojo.
On television he was sketch dancer in "El Show de Videomatch"; Operación Triunfo, and Los Roldán, all for Telefé. He worked in film and theater. As a dancer and choreographer he participated in more than 15 projects with which he toured Brazil; Holland; Korea; Syria; Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Colomba; Guatemala; Panama and Peru.
From 2006 to 2009, he served as a teacher of Scenic Experimentation in Movement and Body Percussion at the Cultural Center "Laburatorio" in San Fernando, sponsored by the Municipality of San Fernando. He joined the research group in physical theater
"[Depopulation]", being invited to the Festival 2008 Liverpool, England.
In the year 2009 he directs and performs in the theater and music company with URRAKA objects, together with Hermes Gaido, performing functions in Buenos Aires and several cities and provinces throughout the country, as well as in Brazil and Uruguay. That same year they founded the physical theater company
UN POYO ROJO, subsidized by PRODANZA in 2009 and selected by the Alternative Theaters Network to tour four cities in Spain in 2010 (Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona and Tenerife), within the framework of the 1st Ibero-American Network Circuit. in an international success that has uninterruptedly toured Europe, and the world.
• Alfonso Barón / interpreter
Alfonso Barón is an actor, dancer and choreographer. He began his studies at the Faculty of Visual Arts and Design (National University of Cuyo, Mendoza) in the Bachelor of Dramatic Arts and art teachers with orientation in Theater where he integrates the Theater Elenco of said faculty under the direction of the renowned actor and director Ernesto Suárez. It is with this same teacher who studies theater at El Taller, and performs more than 15 plays, participating in festivals and tours throughout the country. She studies dance and integrates the company El Árbol danza-teatro directed by Vilma Rúpolo, and then she continues her studies in Buenos Aires, where she studies Dance-Theater in the Arts Department of the Maria Ruanova movement, National University Institute of the Art (IUNA)
Integrates the Contemporary Ballet directed by Roxana Grinstein. She works and dances with choreographers such as Pablo Rotemberg, Carlos Casella, Mayra Bonard, Ana Garat, Gabriela Prado, Roxana Grinstein, Andrea Servera, Juan Onofri, Exequiel Barreras, Susana Szperling, Luciana Benocilio among others. He joined the National Ballet of Contemporary Dance directed by Victoria Hidalgo, Bettina Quintá and Ernesto Chacón Oribe. He worked in cinema, choreography, events and performances, he gave classes in physical training and contemporary dance, for companies as a coach.
He was an interpreter in "La Idea Fija", a work directed by Pablo Rotemberg with 5 seasons and winner of important prizes of the capital circuit. He joins the company "Un Poyo Rojo" in 2011, which is directed by Hermes Gaido, and co-starring Luciano Rosso has performed at Avignon; Madrid; Italy, New Caledonia, Monaco, Switzerland, Belgium.
He co-directs the company POYO FURIOSO (France, Germany, Italy, Argentina and Switzerland), jointly creating the physical theater play LIFEBAG, premiered in Switzerland in 2015 and presented at the Festival Avignon Off, France, 2016.
- PERFORMERS: Alfonso Barón, Luciano Rosso
- COREOGRAPHERS: Nicolás Poggi, Luciano Rosso
- DIRECTORS: Hermes Gaido
- PRODUCERS: Un Poyo Rojo/T4