Drifter is based on my experiences of travel and migration to different cities and countries that I have lived. The feeling of being in a new place in a new área with different cultures, different people... and me attempting to be part of it and experience it.
I have always considered myself a drifter. The piece has three parts: firstly looking at the evolution of my knowledge and emotion when I arrive to a new place and start to discover it. Secondly, it explores the energy you need to continue growing up and looking forward in order to keep achieving your goals. And finally, an energetic stage full of love and passion for dance that uses the space to demonstrate the freedoms we have and how wild your life can become if you experience it all. grow up and keep looking forwards in order to achieve your goals.
The piece starts with a 2 minute intro video projection and I also use projection and media for the stage and my body during the show.
“I am a drifter, and as lonely as that can be, it is also remarkably freeing. I will never define myself in terms of anyone else. I will never feel the pressure of peers or the burden of parental expectation. I can view everyone as pieces of a whole, and focus on the whole, not the pieces. I have learned to observe, far better than most people observe. I am not blinded by the past or motivated by the future. I focus on the present because that is where I am destined to live.”
Critics Hong Kong Arts Magazine:
"Daniel Navarro Lorenzo was young, using movements in high level of energy to explore the urban experiences in Drifter. He smartly used the dim lights and lines, creating the cold sense for all the architectures, like airports, skyscrapers, rooftops, the image was strong. His powerful movements like crash, throw, lost in gravity, jumps, rolls etc brings audience to feel the complexity of hesitation yet excitement. Although there was no storyline, the concept of traveling and moving for us would not be unfamiliar."
~Artplus magazine (HK), Jan 2016
21st November 2015, Premiered at the I-Dance Festival, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Hong Kong.
4th February 2019 at Courtyard of Hereford, England.
14th April 2019 at Rose Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland.
No Sorrowing by Ben Frost