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.
ZUMZUMKA 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.