• A round trip from Root to Crown

    The 7 main chakras (Root, Sacrum, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, Crown) are connected by two energetic channels: Ida (feminine - yang energy) which flows from Root to Crown, and Pingala (masculine, yin energy) from Crown to Root; forming a double helix. “A round trip from Root to Crown” is an audiovisual performance what represents this travelling energy that we all have in our body and rules our everyday life.

    Concept and performance: Julia Gómez Avilés
    Music composer: Efthymios Stavropoulos
    Costume designer: Tineke van Hilten
    PREMIERE: 18th May 2017 at AURA+, Kaunas, Lithuania
    [short version] 12th June 2017 at Codarts, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

    Poster picture by Gloria Jiménez

  • You see?

    The creation of this choreography was commissioned by AKOM Ensemble. Julia co-worked with the composer Alberto Granados in the concept development of the piece. Inspired by the series of paintings ‘No connection’ by JFilament which led them to the concept of blindness: “I don’t think we go blind. I think we are blind. Blind but seeing. Blind people who can see but they do not see.” ~José Saramago

    This blindness doesn’t concern to the physical disability to see but to the psychic disconnection from what happens around us. We protect our emotional self by not letting it “see” the hurtful consequences of our actions, the ugly truth. We construct walls that enclose our own “reality”, not letting us see a global reality beyond.

    Performed at Codarts Theaterzaal and at Maaspodium, Rotterdam (May, 2016)

    Gallery Photography by Olivia Lecomte

    Poster design Julia Filament
  • Elxis-osis

    ἕλξις-ὦσις, (force to attract - force to repell) two poles, two characters, two worlds - to match is difficult, but if they manage they can be eternally undetachable.

    Choreography & Dance: Julia Gómez Avilés, Alexandre May

    Music Composition and Concept: Georgia Nicolaou
    Bass Clarinet: William Hayter
    Cello: Mikaela Grönberg

    This piece was performed at Codarts Composition Interfaculty Festival (16 May, 2015) and at Codarts Theater Zaal during the Studio Evening (28 May, 2015)

  • Ir

    This piece was made as a collaboration with the Norwegian composer Amund J. Røe. The concept of this music piece was an excerpt from the poem "Ir" by Olav H. Hauge:
    ...Det er ir i alt ein tek i, påstår Olai. Difor stend han i gummistøvlar og grev seg ned på blåleire og kaldvatn.
    ... There is unrest in everything one touches, Olai claims. That’s why he stands in rubber boots, digging himself down to the blue clay and cold water.
    "Ir" was performed at the Big Day of DeDoelen, Rotterdam (March 2015), at the Brussels Contemporary Dance Competition (January 2016), at Art Attack Gallery, Rotterdam (April 2016) and at AURA+, Kaunas, Lithuania (May 2017)