A duet created for Diego Vázquez and myself for Laleget Danza, was presented in Soest at Herman van Veen Arts Center as an Artist in Residency project and in Amsterdam. The duet received very positive feedback and reactions and is touring internationally this summer.

The Coat was programmed at the prestigious Palacio de Bellas Artes, Ciudad de México on August 3rd 2018. And is also programmed at the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea Lila López in San Luis Potosi on July 29th 2018. In 2019 The Coat has been performed at Sala Miguel Covarrubias in Mexico City and in 2020 at Teatro Juárez de Guanajuato, Mexico.

Choreography: Faizah Grootens in collaboration with Diego Vázquez.

Music: Camerata Romeu and Alberto Iglesias

Light and Costume Design: Diego Vázquez

A coat as a metaphor of comfort, strength and support turns into a main character alongside the two dancers. A coat that becomes a person itself for all that it might represent. An object that is related to protection or a natural shield organically related to identity. But, what’s identity nowadays? The coat talks about all these matters, in addition to those that are undoubtedly relevant to us such as androgyny, longing to belong (to someone or something) and destiny. The intense platonic relation between the dancers exposes the need for safety and a place to hide in.