In the beginning, there was chaos and silence...

From Neanderthal to Sapiens is a large-scale performance presented at the Musikaire Festival 2022, in the municipality of Elorrio. It is a work that intervenes in architectural and cultural heritage through videomapping and the use of the pipe organ, thus promoting the knowledge, dissemination, and conservation of this instrument. The initial stage of creating Neanderthal to Sapiens was carried out at the Francis Chapelet Foundation in Abarca de Campos (Plasencia).


In the beginning it was chaos and silence. Then the ancestral sound and the voice and the bodies emerged, melting and transmuting into forms, melodies and colors "The Word became flesh" giving meaning and order to all that cosmic generating process with which the greatest epic of the Universe that this show recreates: the process of hominization first and humanization later that goes from the old Neanderthal to the new Sapiens. A journey that allows us to interpret human evolution as the conquest of freedom, from submission to chaos and disorder, to reaching the liberation of the possible and impossible through body language, music and the deployment of self-awareness. as the pinnacle of the whole process.

All this and much more is what is represented in this dance, theater, circus, video art, vocal and organ music show, covered by a fantastic multimedia, embedded in the stones of our patrimonial treasure.

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Idea and Direction: David Vento & Logela Multimedia

Dancers: Víctor Lázaro, Anthony Yung, Paola Cabello Schoenmakers, Silberius de Ura, David Vento

Music: Silberius de Ura – Neonymus

Organist: Jesús Ayerra

Pictures: Logela Multimedia


Duration: 1 hour

Francis Chapelet Foundation Artist-in-Residence

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