The mimesis of the bodies painted with body make-up achieved by maestro Abel Vázquez was an exceptional creative exercise. The theme of his monumental paintings was narrated theatrically by three professional dancers.
The moment of mixing Seth Montfort’s energetic music on the piano and the classical, contemporary and African versions of the dance, described the depth of the stories of each of the paintings.
But this event is much more than the result; the delivery of the dancers 10 hours before the performance, lending themselves to be a living canvas and imagining the story of what the creator was letting us know about his paintings, became a dynamic and very enriching work for all of us who were there from the planning stage.
We thought about the time and comfort of the girls, their food and their breaks before the show. We had to be prudent and cautious with the food and the place had to be kept cool to prevent the makeup from staining, but we also had to be careful not to bother them with artificial weather.
The harmonious coexistence between models, photographers, musician and helping hands made for an intense and unforgettable day. The tiredness was delightful to see the work completed and the success of the event overcame any discomfort.
The hands of Aura Meztli, Melva Medina and Carlos Genova helped in the general part of the body painting to then integrate the hands of the creator of the concept giving the genius touch providing the life of the characters.
The dancers gave themselves to the character represented, the paintings were complemented and the musician literally disrupted a mobile piano that accompanied him as always, faithfully in each event.
The music that Seth Montfort proposed to us, were works of his creation, recently achieved, as a result of his isolation in the jungle of Brazil. Inspired by the sounds of the wind, the rain, the thunder, as well as the moments of calm and his coexistence with the animals of the area, his expression had a perfect fusion with the concept of Abel Vazquez and the magic and tribal manifestations of his paintings.
The artistic and professional photography was approached by Aura Meztli, Carlos Arjona and Chu Ling Kuo (Julian Veronin), and the results were also part of the visual feast.