“…You know, KLONK… I think that movies are a conspiracy… I mean it… They AHEM AHEM are actually a conspiracy because they set you up… They set you up from the time you’re a little kKKkid. They set you up to believe in everything… in ideals and strength and BRRRUMMMMM BRUM-BRUM-BRUM-BRUM-BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, of course, in love…VROOOOOM… love? HEEHEEHEEES HEEEEESSSSSSSS So you belive it.. right? …you go out, you start looking… BRUM-BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR you keep looking. You get a job, like us, VROOOOOOOOOOOOOM your apartment and jazz. BRRRRRRRM And… you tuckaTHUCKtuckaTHUCKtucka how to be feminine, you know… You learn how to cook… HUM…(TEE)HEEHEE But there’s no Charles Boyer in my life. I never even met a Charles Boyer. I never met Clark Gable. I never met Humphrey Bogart… I mean, they don’t exist, that’s the truth. But the movies set you up and no matter how bright you are, you believe it. And KLONK ahHAHAHAAAAAAA!”
María Jerez was born in Madrid in 1978. She works mainly in Europe. Her work spans cinema, choreography, theatre, architecture and the visual arts.
She is interested in the limits.
She has produced the pieces El caso del espectador (2004), This Side Up (2006) and La coartada perfecta (2011-2012), and has made the film The Movie (2008) as part of the project “The Neverstarting Story”, developed jointly with Cristina Blanco, Amaia Urra and Cuqui Jerez, whom she has worked with on several occasions.
She has also worked with Juan Domínguez, Gary Stevens and Jerôme Bel, among others. She began her career in the Mugatxoan project and still keeps close contact.
She has also been a member of the working group El CLUB. Furthermore, she organised the Living Room Festival (Madrid) together with Cuqui Jerez, Luis Úrculo and Juan Domínguez, and received commissions from the La Capital Cultural Europea Linz 09 (Austria), CAMPO (Belgium) and VIA 2018 (Maastricht) to develop the projects “I Like to Move It Move It”, “Five People” and “The School Project” respectively. She has also taught on a master’s programme on stage practice and visual culture in Madrid (2011-2012 and 2012-2013).
Project Maria Jerez in collaboration with Jorge Dutor, Arantxa Martínez, Guillem Mont de Palol, Luís Miguel Félix and Ben Evans
Vocal training with Claudia Solal
Production María Jerez
Coproduced by BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk , SZENE Salzburg/apap, workspacebrussels, Le Vivat scène conventionnée danse théâtre d’Armentières, Zagreb University- Student Centre en Zagreb – Culture of Change/ apap MDT Stockholm, El Mercat de les Flors Barcelona and El Graner.
With the support of Tanzfabrik Berlin, apap – advancing performing arts project and the European Comission.
In Pronto y poco Chico y Chica use an electronic proposal to examine the convention of an unplugged concert, adapting its sound and repertoire to a domestic-size format. With a personalized music keyboard and a cabaret-style attitude, they generate a non-stop series of events onstage through the interaction of vocals and music.
Chico y Chica is a technopop group formed in Bilbao by Alicia San Juan and José Luis Rebollo in the second half of the 1990s. They have released seven recordings: three EPs, No me preguntes la hora (Austrohúngaro, 2000), Bomba latina (Austrohúngaro, 2007) and La joven investigadora (Austrohúngaro, 2011); and four albums: Sí (Austrohúngaro, 2001), Status (Austrohúngaro, 2004), Los estudiosos (Austrohúngaro, 2012) and Rapsodia de los estudiosos (Austrohúngaro 2012).
Apart from the band itself, Chico y Chica operate as a work team, developing their own universe through songs, videos, radio dramas, audio books and all kinds of artistic manifestations that range from new cooking recipes to performances and happenings that are not necessarily musical.