Dance is a conciliator, a nexus and defender of ideals. Sufi dance, Hava Nagila and traditional Spanish dances are ways in which we relive and remember our cultural history. They show the legacy left by Christian, Arab and Jewish cultures within the Mediterranean tradition. Aiming to bring together their cultural history with the present, Iron Skulls Co. has focused this performance around a variety of dance styles specifically relevant to the 21st century. Urban dances, as well as contact improvisation and Butoh come together in No Sin Mis Huesos to create a unique performance that revisits the past in order to come to terms with the present.
No Sin Mis Huesos was inspired specifically by the 400 year commemoration of Cervantes’ death in 1616. Focusing on the sociocultural context of Cervantes, the company found inspiration in the great diversity of cultures that influenced the writer. Cervantes, a soldier no longer able to fight, directed his passion into his quest as a writer, an example among many of redirecting negative energy into art.