“Maybe a concert”, is a journey that embodies music in a continuous flow, trying to go beyond the songs, what they represent or seem to represent. Under the glossy surface of the show lurk contradictions, doubts, yearnings and hopes that the performers use with passionate irony to demand autonomy for their social, political, sentimental and artistic identity, wondering if this is possible in a context of constant compromise between violence and security, control and freedom.
In the staging by Raul Vargas Torres, songs and stage action do not overlap but burst into each other, reshuffling the hierarchy of languages and playing with different genres and styles, creating a hybrid aesthetic universe that draws on Mexican folk tradition, the varieté, Western and the pop universe. The mostly original pieces written by Raissa Avilés and Balazs Varnai with some versions, range from folklore to Indie with winks to baroque and jazz, embellished and amalgamated by the arrangements with piano, rodes and electronic keyboard by Alix Logiaco.
Thanks to this operation, we see on stage the coexistence of a mariachi with stiletto heels, futurist cabaret dresses, sequined cowboy, electronic music, jazz, classical and melodic pop sounds. Maybe a concert thus also becomes an opportunity to experiment with the vocal flexibility that distinguishes the Ticinese performer in a dialogue with the performative body, looking now for spaces for experimentation, now for moments of extreme and disarming simplicity.
Concept: Raissa Avilés
Texts and Music: Raissa Avilés, Balázs Várnai
Arrangements: Alix Logiaco
Direction: Raul Vargas Torres
Performers: Raissa Avilés, Rocco Schira, Alix Logiaco
Stage set-up and costumes: Rocco Schira
Light Design: Marzio Picchetti