Moments from Madrid

Momentos Madrileños (Moments from Madrid) is a tribute to Madrid and a celebration of the city’s artistic spirit. The short dance film profiles Marcat dance, founded by choreographer Mario Bermudez Gil – an alumnus of the Batsheva Dance Company ¬– and his partner Catherine Coury. A native of Andalusia, Gil began his choreographic career in Israel, but for the last three years has been creating dance in his native Spain fusing the Israeli Gaga style with folkloric Spanish influences. Madrid is both the film's backdrop and the muse driving the creative process of the dancers. The footage showcases the company in the dance studio during a residency at Centro Danza Canal, and in site-specific choreography in the city’s iconic locales including Plaza Mayor, La Latina, and Casa de Velázquez. The film revels in Gil's fusion of Spanish and Israeli culture and is a salute to Madrid's majestic history and fiery beauty. The score is a pan-Mediterranean mix of classical Spanish music from Francisco Tárrega and Manuel de Falla combined with Flamenco guitar selections from Israeli musician David Broza. Dance blends into life as Momentos Madrileños captures the romantic adventure that comes with creating new art.

Spain 8 mins