Gong is a project that seeks to create a microclimate, a landscape without a horizon, a space where boundaries dissolve. Gong can be seen as a dance concert, a therapeutic session, a break area, a psychedelic nap.
The piece explores the potential of sound effects on physiology and body composition. Using a gong -and ancient percussion instrument with healing effects- participants are invited to daily sessions of bodily acoustic experiences that involve being touched and moved by sound vibrations.
This exercise enables connectivity and synchronization states of the matter, and free movement between the bodies: a microclimate with special affection and spatial effects.
Gong could be
A system of inter vibration
A healing tool
A spatial vibration environment
During these nine days, we will do nine sessions of Gong. Each session will be differetm being the first eight focused on the work within the 8 chakras or energy centers of the body which receive, transform and distribute the vital energy-7 chakras correspond to areas of the glandular system or nerve plexuses in the physical body, and the 8 corresponds to the aura or magnetic field of the body. The ninth session will work on the regeneration of the nervous system.
Diseño de iluminación: Antonia Peón-Veiga
Guía de las sesiones: Puran Prem Singh
Dirección: Javiera Peón-Veiga
Thanks to Sat Jiwan Singh
Javiera Peón-Veiga (Santiago, 1978) studied psychology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2002) and then contemporary dance at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) in England (2006). Between 2006 and 2008 she specialized in choreographic research at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d’Angers (CNDC), and at the Fondation Royaumont (CRCC), both in France.
Her choreographic work has appeared at festivals in France, England, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile, among which are her most well-known projects: NOSOTROS (2012) and ACAPELA (2015).
Her interest is associated with exploring the potential of the body, its perceptual margins and states of consciousness. She studied physicality as a system under construction, open, dynamic, multiple, diffuse, emotional, relational, porous, which is constantly passing through areas of ambiguity, vagueness and resignification.
Since 2009 she has lived in Santiago, working as a creator, interpreter, teacher and project manager associated with the performing arts. Currently she is artistic co-director of NAVE.
Place: Novedades Theatre
Address: Cueto 257