American magical realism meets international modern dance and puppetry
in this eventful . . . hybrid performance by Birlibirloque Dance
(Joe Adcock, The Seattle P-I 5/02)
Eruption . . .we saw gorgeous images of dancers becoming tecnonic
layers, shifting and re-shifting to the rythm of an unknown wisdom."
(Sofia Guerrero, El Universo. Ecuador, 2000)
Barragan created a piece inspired Pichincha volcanoe´s Eruption.
The contained alusions were clear and ocassionaly humorous. Eruption
was an explosion of expressive possibilities."
(Cesar Carrion, El Comercio. Ecuador, 2000)
quotes on other work:
the solos and group work, Carla Barragan displays a high professionalism
that involves the audience in a game of movement, music and lights.
Carla manages to generate, through her choreography, the meaning
of her companyŐs name: magic."
(letters to the editor, El Comercio. Ecuador,
as a performer in Senta Driver´s Harry... "In "Us
Do Part" Michael Blake and Sam Costa, with Carla Barragan,
Holly Humble, Kathryn Millostan-Egus and Kollen Martinsen roll out
on the floor and dance with alternately bulky and light steps. The
dancers«dexterity and stamina are exceptional."
(Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times. New
four women choreographers share a flamboyant feminism, an obsession
with damning details, and a tendency to launch poetic ambushes out
(Eva Yaa Asantewaa, The Village Voice. New
women´s show that talks about women being held by images and
movements that purify them, releasing them of guilt, religions,
love and hate."
(Amparo Valencia, 15 Dias Magazine. Ecuador,
gives back to us that the forgotten sense of love and tenacity,
of search and dirsovery."
(Natasha Salguero, Hoy. Ecuador, 1994)
Ballad for a woman who forgot,, (choreographed and danced by Barragan)
the whole dance breathes a strong personal expressivity, movement
unfolds assymetrically and with energy ready to burst. The show
brings about a feeling of renovation in the artistic ambience. "
(Alfredo Breilh, Hoy. Ecuador, 1997)
Carla Barragan.. in "Movimientos" "the dancer's performance
decomposes into cuasi-abstract geometry until it sinks In her skins'
texture and it becomes an animated landscape with micro seismic
oscillations before the human figure returns to movement- something
between lightness and pure energy"
(Marc Saint Upery, El Universo. Ecuador 4/98)