3 WeBerber rugs that Kike likes to dance with

kilim rug, wedding blanket

Kike García Gil is currently studying at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) in Berlin where he develops his research and his artistic practice as a dancer, choreographer and embroiderer.

He has got a duo dance piece with a Manila shawl and we asked him to explore the relationships with our WeBerber rugs through body contact, movement and dance. He chose one kilim and two handiras (wedding blankets).

weberber rug

Knitting reveals many secrets, as does dance. They are two arts born from an artisan work of dedication in time and technique. These secrets appear after weaving or dancing for a long time.

zemmour rug

Dancing I discover versions of me or even versions of the world that I did not know. When I dance with fabrics or rugs the discovery continues.

handira, wedding blanket

Rugs are a body just like me. They exist in the world and they not only decorate houses, they accompany us in our life conditioning our being in the world and touching us deeply.

wedding blanket

When we dance we explore what is invisible in each of us, and we explore it together, feeling the different qualities of the rugs such as weight, density, touch, volume in space.

white wedding blanket
black wedding blanket

My movements and the rugs’ affect each other as new choreographies and relationships unknown until that moment arise.

red kilim rug

My experience with the kilim rug and with the two handiras is very particular to each of them. The qualities of each one, its size, its weight, its volume, generate different choreographies in relation to my body.

black handira
Kilim Rug Weberber
Weberber Kilim Rug

The kilim rug, due its large size and weight, allows me to explore the contact on the floor and how we dance on the floor together, experiencing my body as a continuation of the rug and the rug as a continuation of my body.

The white handira, also heavy but smaller, has sewn small coins that fall to the ground when we move. That delicacy produces an emotion that affects our dancing.

Berber Rug

With the dark handira, being more resistant and more manageable, we explore vertical relationships and we find more movement and dance.

Credits:
Beautiful photos shot by Pedro Orihuela
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Kike García Gil
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