Dance and theatre pieces by Felipe Otondo


Dance-theatre score commissioned by Valdivia´s Contemporary Dance Ballet.


Project website

Complete performance recording



Body-worn sound system for dance (2016)

Research project developed in collaboration with Ricardo Uribe and Germán Mora from Valdivia´s Contemporary Dance Ballet.

Project website

Project video



Collaboration with dancer Vicky Harper (2011)

Project exploring the use of physical space in performance.

Read a blog of this project here.

See short video of the current version of the piece here.





To have done with the judgment of Artaud (2007)

(in collaboration with Base Theatre)

Dance-theatre piece inspired by the radiophonic work 'To have done with the judgement of god' by Antonin Artaud performed at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

review of this work

base theatre

base theatre videos in YouTube

performance kit for To have done with the judgment of Artaud


The musical chairs (2007)

This music-theatre piece explores the power relations found in classical music. The texts of the piece are from the book Three trapped tigers by the Cuban writter Guillermo Cabrera Infante.

This piece was premiered by James Else, Penelope Walcott, Ed Crooks and Felipe Otondo on March 5, 2007, at the Barn of the University of York.


Dance Study No. 2 (2006)

This piece was created for the dancer and choreographer Vicci Viles from the Northern School of Contemporaray Dance. The work is inspired on human relationships and the music explores different types of relationships between continuous and rhythmic sequences.


Dance Study No. 1 (2005)

This piece was created for the dancer and choreographer Daliah Touré of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance of Leeds in the UK. The work is inspired in the works of Mark Rothko and explores relationships between the physical and sonic space.


JOJO (1998)
This piece was created as a collaboration with the Chilean theatre group ‘Telón al Sur´ inspired by the play by Michael Ende. The first part, the dream, is a rhythmic superposition of different meters under the same beat. Synthesized flutes and voices are used to create circular rhythmic variations that separate and re-group in continuous cycles.
The second part, The machines, uses one of the dramatic situations of the text by Ende in order to re-create the chaotic situation of the devastation of the circus. The tension of the situation is created by the Voices of actors and objects clashing are part of the sounds that create a tense situation. In conjunction to this sounds a prepared piano is used as a rhythmic base with small tempo variations introduced by overlapped delayed versions of the same recording slowed down or speeded up.