Choreographer Yamit Salazar​


David & Steve Gordon's Spirit Vision from Earth Drum 
Lucho Bermúdez's Tolú from Serie Inmortales 
Totó's Mapale from La Momposina 
El Sanjuanero from Colombia Instrumental


Costume and Design Yamit Salazar


Premiered at Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne on 04 July 2021

Bloom is commissioned by Eliot Smith Dance and is funded and supported by Arts Council England, Northumberland Arts Development, Newcastle City Council's Culture Investment Fund and ESD's successful Crowdfunder in 2021.

Bloom takes its inspiration from Colombia’s yearly ‘Festival of the Flowers’ and tells stories of strength, beauty and the diversity of people. A moving and colourful human work, Bloom is driven by traditional and modern songs, and draws particular visual reference to the end of human transportation by "Silleteros", the porters of Colombia who were hired to physically carry people and their belongings through routes such as mountain passes that were impassable by any other means of transport.