The Very Last Northern White Rhino

When New York Times reporter, Sam Anderson, learned of the death of the last male northern white rhino, he flew to Kenya to spend a week with the last two survivors of the species: two females, mother and daughter, were entering into what we know as “functional extinction”. When they die, the line will be over. Anderson describes the daily lives of Fatu and Najin who, indifferent to their fate, graze under the sun of the reserve where they will be guarded from hunters until they die. This picture portrays life for life’s sake, as the only function of these individuals is to live, to attest the existence of a species that belongs to the past. I imagine these huge mammals as terribly fragile creatures, their bodies irreplaceable like pieces of a living museum. Knowing that the northern white rhino will disappear with these two individuals, we no longer see a safari animal, but a terribly human creature, and we are confronted with our own destiny. The fact that they still exist and occupy space turns the individual into a symbol of his species, and suddenly, by analogy, a man on stage a symbol of mankind.

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Next dates

31/09/22 – Tanz Platz – Festival Institution Student Cultural Center Novi Sad, Serbia
8, 9 & 10/09/2022 – Dansen Hus, Oslo
15 & 16/09/2022 –  Carme Teatre, Valencia
18/09/22 – Fabrica Europa, Firenze
22 & 23/09/22 – La BriquetterieParis
28/09/22 — Espacio Coroneles, Fuerteventura
30/09/22 — La Granja, Tenerife
01/10/22 — Teatro Guiniguada, Las Palmas
13/10/22 — Festival Tipperary, Tipperary
22/10/22 – BAD Festival, Bilbao
28/10/22 – Burgenländische Tanztage Festival, Austria.
01/11/22 –  Derida Dance, Sofia
09/11/22 – International Dance Theatre Festival Lubjana
11/11/22 – International Dance Theatre Festival, Centrum Kultury, Lublinie
14/11/22 – Teatro Principal, Palma de Mallorca
13/01/23 — Barakaldo Antzkoia Teatro
8 & 9/03/23 — Pringtemps au Sévelin, Théâtre Sévelin, Laussane.

Past dates

22 & 23/05/21  — Festival 10 sentidos, Centre Carme Cultura Contemporània, Valencia

11/06/21  — Sala Hiroshima, Barcelona

14, 15 & 16/07/21  — Festival Grec de Barcelona, Sala Hiroshima, Barcelona

11 & 12/11/21  — Sala Hiroshima, Barcelona

14/12/21  — MAPAS, Cicca Cultural Centre, Las Palmas

03, 04 & 05/02/22  — Mover Madrid, Sala Cuarta Pared, Madrid

18 & 19/02/22  — Festival Temporada Alta, Lima

21 & 22/02/22 – Teatro Solís, Montevideo

26/02/22  — Centro Cultural Parque de España, Rosario, Argentina

03 & 04/03/22  — FIBA, Buenos Aires

12/03/22  — Dansa Metropolitana, La Capella del MACBA

19/03/22  — Dansa Metropolitana, Auditori Sant Ildefons, Cornellà

24/03/22  — Casa Elizalde, Barcelona

29/04/22 – Aerowaves, Elefsina

07/05/22 – Teatro Rosalía de Castro, A Coruña

14/05/22 – Antiguo Casino Ciudad Real

17/06/22 – Festival Iridiscent, Centrul National Dansului, Bucarest

24/06/22 – Welcome to Socotra, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Milano

26 & 27/07/22 – FIT Sao José do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo

28/07/22 – SESC Jiundiaí