kenophobia izenburua osa eta mujika

“The party is over. Everybody left, it is all emptyness. I started to feel afraid.”

In the field of different types of phobias there are those in which there is an irrational and exacerbated fear towards ex-ternal situations; this is the case of kenophobia, which refers to the fear of emptiness. For people with kenophobia, empty spaces are scary; they feel a totally uncontrollable feeling of anguish, either when exposed to empty spaces or when thin-king about them. Among the emotional symptoms are feelings of anger, fear, sadness and even guilt.

People who suffer will live in a house full of things, filling all the gaps gives the phobic person the feeling of control. An open space can mean empty and be alone; this phobia is closely associated with the fear of loneliness.

The piece begins with a great party, full of joy. Soon it co-mes to an end, people leave and the emptiness takes over the guests, they are alone, and they feel fear. Starting from this loneliness, the emotional instability of each character is reflected. We use the insecurities of each dancer and try to redirect them to get an optimistic message to the viewer: soon another party will arrive and the void will be filled.

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Directors
OSA +MUJIKA

Dramaturgy / Choreography
Jaiotz Osa

Performers
Raymond NAVAL
Oihana VARELA
Jaiotz OSA

Lighting
Álvaro ESTRADA

Costume / Scenography
Xabier MUJIKA

Photography
Mariló MIGUEZ

Video
ETANOWSKI

Production
OSA+MUJIKA

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