Private Project

Left Behind

The body never forgets.

We were made from scratch, our scars make us particularly different, every muscle and bone of our body keeps our memory; how many times, that subtle memory that is about to be forgotten visits us thanks to the smell of the clothes, the taste of that special food and even the sound of an old song.

To leave something behind does not mean to start omitting our past, to accept the good and the bad allows us to move forward and just “be”

  • Tamara Otárola Castillo
  • Marko Fonseca Guido
  • Tamara Otárola Castillo
  • Marko Fonseca Guido
  • Tamara Otárola Castillo
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Left Behind
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Costa Rica
  • Country of Filming:
    Costa Rica
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  • Festival Paréntesis
    San José
    Costa Rica
    April 30, 2021
  • Art City Tour
    San José
    Costa Rica
    June 17, 2021
Director Biography - Tamara Otárola Castillo, Marko Fonseca Guido

Costarican dancer and teacher
Started her studies in contemporary dance in Escuela ¨La Cochera¨, (2004-2012) later, she graduated as Bachelor in contemporary dance from the National University of Costa Rica (Universidad Nacional / UNA (2017). She has complemented her preparation by participating in workshops such as: “Encuentro Centroamericano y del Caribe para el Estudio de la Danza Contemporánea”, “Mudanzas” and International Training Platform REVÉS.

Has develop herself as a performer on stage in festivals such as: “Festival Internacional de las Artes”, “Mapas Mercado Cultural”, “Plan Nacional de Desarrollo”, “Chepe Danza”, “SoloDos en danza”, “Festival Paréntesis”, “17a Festival Nacional de Danza Contemporánea”, “La Machine Festival”, “Festival Rambla” y “Festival Shnit San José”; also, she has participated in different creative processes with choreographers such as: Jimmy Ortiz, Diego Álvarez, Pepe Hevia, Estefanía Dondi, Marla Castillo, Kimberly Ulate, Mario Vircha, Nandayure Harley, Marcela Aguilar, Pepe Hevia, upon other professionals from the Scenic Arts field.

Worked as an interpreter for the “Compañía Nacional de Danza” from Costa Rica (2017-2019) and she was part of the cast for the “Compañía La Cochera”, directed by Marla Castillo (2012-2019), where she also worked as a director assistant; also she has participated in several artistic projects with groups such as: “UNA DanzaJoven” and “Contacto Independiente”.

Lastly she has 12 years of experience as a Contemporary Dance teacher for students of different ages and levels.

Graduated from the El Barco Conservatory in 2009, he has participated in different workshops with renowned teachers such as Jimmy Ortiz, David Zambrano, Wim Vandekeybus, Roberto Olivan, Laura Aris, Iñaki Azpillaga and others.

Participant of the 50 Days - Flyiing Low and Passing Trough Costa Rica 2011. Member of the Independent Professional Company 4pelos / The DenMedium of the director Jimmy Ortiz C. 2006 - 2010.

Los INnato Director. Artistic Producer of different national and international dance and circus festivals. Academic Assistant of the Conservatory El Barco 3rd Generation. 2010 - 2013.

He has currently presented his work and inPRACTICAL workshop [partnering identification] in different countries such as: Nicaragua, Panamá, El Salvador, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia, United States, Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, Russia, Romania, Belgium, Korea.

He has made different residences in countries such as: Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Panamá, Korea and Costa Rica. Director and producer of Revés | International Training Platform. Co-director of La Machine Festival de Calle.

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