MINOS

Minos is a beautiful balletic choreography based on a myth surrounding the Crete-born monster Minos, who built an underground labyrinth to hide himself and his son Minotaur in. Much of the movement in Juanjo Arqués’s work resemble the waves of the mediterranean sea.

When the curtain rises, a male dancer stands in the middle of the stage with his back turned to the audience. A bright light shines on his upper body and arms, accentuating the lithe and fluid movements of his muscles. The lights grow brighter and reveal another intriguing image, that of group of women en pointe forming the walls of the labyrinth. They dance in different geometrical patterns and enclose the unwanted visitors inside the labyrinth.’ — Isabella Zijp for Bachtrack