Liza Alpízar Aguilar
The last evening of the festival concludes with a performance by Ale Hop and Laura Robles for E-guitar and cajón, a drum-like, Afro-Peruvian instrument, joined by dancer Liza Alpízar Aguilar. The Peruvian musicians Laura Robles and Alejandra Cárdenas (aka Ale Hop) – both based in Berlin – have long followed experimental approaches in their music and in various art formats. Their performance »Agua Dulce« (Sweet Water) is named for a popular beach in the district of Chorrillos (in Lima) where both Robles and Cárdenas spent time during their youth. Here – only a few houses away, yet without knowing one another – was where the two developed their musical world of experience. Their performance is also influenced by the Peruvian coast: as a point of departure, the two artists use »Afro-Peruvian Rhythms«, a catch-all term for the different musical developments of the last two centuries on the Pacific Coast. Together, the artists explore new sounds and rhythms with Robles’ hybrid Cajon for electronic and acoustic sounds, which Cárdenas, in turn, transforms with electronic effects and synthesis modules.
Liza Alpízar Aguilar has lived and worked in Berlin for 16 years, performing, creating, teaching and collaborating with choreographers, artists, musicians and film artists. Since 2006 she has been performing with SashaWaltz & Guests and touring with other companies such as: TanzCompagnie Rubato, MAU Company and her own pieces such as »Aquel día, cual día?«, »Child of Light«, »Tanz, Cello, Bach«, »Sand« und »Unentrinnbar«. Futhermore she organizes the Berlin based Ibero-American Dancefestival Plataforma. She is an active dancer/performer and yoga teacher (RYT 500+hours) with her own dance movement curiosity experience and meditation. She is constantly searching for ways to know ourselves better and love who we are as we are today.