Annual 
2018
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Tools for Action

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 08/01/2018 to 12/01/2018

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo, Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo offers a workshop in which to try out the mechanisms of action and what they may lead to. A look at movement and composition for the body in action. Precision, endurance, commitment, intensity, silence, absences, presences, punctuation, habitability, surrender, phrasing, punctuation, lineality, temporality, musicality, rhythm and composition are some of the terms we shall be looking at during the course.
To act: 1. To carry out an action 2. To make movements and gestures to make something understood 3. To command the action of a mechanism.

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 Creation Residence
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Nocturno

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 13/01/2018 to 15/01/2018
Presentation :
On 20/01/2018 at 18:30 in Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse)

Leonor Leal
( Leonor Leal, María Muñoz, Antonio Moreno, Alfredo Lagos )

This proposal, with the aim of expanding my choreographic language, exploring another musical format and developing sound and space, is centred around the body; around bodies, rhythm and the essence of the guitar. It focuses on everything near to us that brings us closer to our own heart-beat. Natural materials and their textures, pots and pans, the table, cooking utensils as tools for “battle”. The guitar stripped bare, percussion, rudimentary singing, feet dragging across the floor, shoes or voices that make us call on other bodies, all these come to life on stage to create, through a shared folklore that has been re-written, re-travelled and revisited, a multifaceted flamenco performance.



 Research Residence
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Una

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 15/01/2018 to 19/01/2018

Pau Aran Gimeno, Maite Jáuregui
( Pau Aran Gimeno, Maite Jáuregui )

Una is a solo for an actress.

It is a theatre project co-directed by Maite Jáuregui and Pau Aran Gimeno, based on a multi-disciplinary, creative exchange of ideas.
Maite Jáuregui performs on stage while Pau Aran Gimeno guides and helps with the work. Together, they have developed and polished the story of Una, a writer who we join in her imaginary world to discover the events that have determined her present, less ideal situation.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2017-2018
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Practice Makes Perfect

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 22/01/2018 to 27/01/2018
Presentation :
On 27/01/2018 at 20:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Marta Izquierdo
( Marta Izquierdo, María Muñoz )

For a long time the French-Spanish border has been a phantom or abstract line of geographical separation. But it is also a very concrete natural frontier: the Pyrenees. As a voluntary exile in France for the past fifteen years, Marta Izquierdo Muñoz explores this frontier in this new project, travelling along it physically, taking an interest in its landscape and legends. Her choreographic imagination takes inspiration from the Pyrenees, that natural frontier haunted by tragic migrations like that of Republican exiles after the Spanish Civil War.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2018
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CASA

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 30/01/2018 to 10/02/2018

David Climent, loscorderos-sc, Pere Jou, Sònia Gómez
( David Climent, loscorderos-sc, Pere Jou, Sònia Gómez )

Casa is a meticulous exercise in broadening the crack that appear in our everyday reality and shake our little universes. It is a project that sees the hole as the most interesting part of the wall.

At home we always feel that reality is woven around us by everyone who is there in the same place. We inhabit a space and people it with meaning, sound and movement. What is more, we like to believe that this reality we create is natural and ontological, firm and stable. It is not. Every reality is merely apparent, relative and fragile, full of holes, tubular and often contradictory.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2018
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PROJECT LOOKING INTO THE LINK FICTION AND BIOGRAPHY (February) THE SHORT FILM RESTOS DE COSAS PROCESS OF PERFORMANCE CONSTRUCTION: ARCHITECTURE, MEMORY AND OBJECTS PROJECT EL SOLAR

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 05/02/2018 to 09/02/2018

Xavi Bobés
( Xavi Bobés )

In 2018 Xavi Bobés will begin work on a new creation project for 2019 (1), make the short film Restos de cosas/Remains of Things with Salvador Sunyer (2), continue to work with Andrea Díaz (3) on the creation of the piece Arquitectura, memoria y objetos/Architecture, Memory and Objects (provisional title) and carry out the second and third projects of El Solar (4). He will combine these activities with performances of the piece Cosas que se olvidan fácilmente/Easily Forgotten Things around Spain and Europe.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2018
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THIRST AND THE REVOLUTION

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 12/02/2018 to 16/02/2018

El Club
( El Club )

Piero Steiner, Andrés Corchero, Pep Ramis and Enric Ases have known each other for a long time now. After their paths had crossed several times by chance on stage, they decided in the autumn of 2015 to form a serious association to share their particular ways of doing things, their views on theatre, movement and the world of performance. Different disciplines and languages put to the service of a desire for synthesis, engagement, momentum and discovery. Four men of the same age and height and with the same aim: to seek out new areas of expression and a shared language that would enable them to reach directly to the core of the spectator.



 Research Laboratory - Resident Associate Company
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MEETING BACH

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 26/02/2018 to 03/03/2018
Presentation :
On 03/03/2018 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

A research laboratory on the scores of J.S. Bach, following on from the work begun by María Muñoz with her solo Bach, that has had such exceptional success around the world. This work is concerned with movement and its relationship with musical counterpoint. A precise vision, pared down movement, musicality and a care for the meaning of each body in exploring the composer’s unique world. The laboratory aims to broaden the relationship between the worlds of dance and contrapuntal music.

This laboratory will be held behind closed doors with the creators who have been invited. It will continue in May, when we will show the public what we have done.

Performers: Lucia Marote, Joan Catalá, Federica Porello, Jordi Casanovas, Rosalía Zanón, Ona Fuster, Leo Castro, Enric Fàbregas, Laura Alcalá, Zuriñe Benavente, María Muñoz and Pep Ramis.

And the musicians: Joel Bardolet – violin, Maria Titova – viola, Bernat Bofarull – violin and viola, Albert Barbeta – violin.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2018
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LA SED Y LA REVOLUCIÓN / THIRST AND REVOLUTION

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 05/03/2018 to 09/03/2018

El Club
( Piero Steiner, Andrés Corchero, Pep Ramis, Enric Ases, María Muñoz )

Piero Steiner, Andrés Corchero, Pep Ramis and Enric Ases have known each other for a good while now. After bumping into each other from time to time on stage, in the autumn of 2015 they decided to get together seriously to pool their particular ways of doing things, their views on theatre, movement and the world of performance. Different disciplines and languages harnessed to a desire for synthesis, engagement, drive and discovery. Four men of the same age, the same height and with the same aim: a search for new horizons of expression and a shared language that would enable them to reach spectators right in their gut.



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Fall

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 12/03/2018 to 17/03/2018
Presentation :
On 17/03/2018 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Lucía Marote
( Lucía Marote, Anna Barbero, Riccardo Burcarini )

Fall (provisional title) is a poetic, physical, sensory and musical study of the passage of life through a body, in the way that time passes through a leaf until the inevitable moment when it lets go and falls. From the vantage point of my attachment to life, I see letting go as the image of that leaf abandoning everything that holds it to surrender to the air and the earth, with no going back. Or perhaps as returning to being the child who plays just for the sake of playing, with the whole universe revealed in her play.



 Creation Residence - Resident Associate Company
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BACH

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 19/03/2018 to 27/03/2018
Presentation :
On 30/03/2018 at 18:30 in Philharmonie de Paris (Paris)
On 30/03/2018 at 21:00 in Philharmonie de Paris (Paris)
On 31/03/2018 at 16:00 in Philharmonie de Paris (Paris)
On 31/03/2018 at 18:30 in Philharmonie de Paris (Paris)
On 01/04/2018 at 16:00 in Philharmonie de Paris (Paris)
On 01/04/2018 at 18:30 in Philharmonie de Paris (Paris)

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo, María Muñoz, Dan Tepfer, Federica Porello )

María Muñoz will perform her solo Bach, which recently won the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona de Dansa 2017, for the second time in Paris. In 2013 the performances were held at the Théâtre les Abbesses – Théâtre de la Ville de Paris. This time they will be at the Philharmonie de Paris, in a special new version. Bach will be performed by both María Muñoz and Federica Porello, with the music performed live by the French-American pianist Dan Tepfer.
This is a collaboration between the Philharmonie de Paris, Cité de la Musique and the Théâtre de la Ville de Paris.



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LA EDAD DE LA CARNE. SALVAJES / THE AGE OF FLESH. WILD

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 26/03/2018 to 31/03/2018

Elena Córdoba
( Elena Córdoba, María del Mar López, Jesús Rubio, María José Pire, José Manuel Prades )

Salvajes is the second part of La edad de la carne, a study and creation project on ageing bodies.

In this process we are setting out to look at the idea of choreography (written movement) as if, more than an artistic discipline, it were an agreement between everything that moves. The question is, how far can choreography be a meeting space between different natures, different bodies, different times?

A starting point for the work: to trace the spaces where anatomy ceases to be inwards from the skin to become a point of contact with another or the other.



 Creation Residence
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Intense inhabitation of the installations of Mal Pelo

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 02/04/2018 to 09/04/2018

María Eugenia García
( María Eugenia García )

N'habite avec intensité que celui qui a su se blottir.” Gaston Bachelard

The work of Mal Pelo crosses over between different disciplines and natures and opens up a dialogue between them. The work in this residency will centre around research into the installations Mal Pelo has built to make their place known, by creating ambiences that stretch from the stage to spaces shared with visitors/spectators. By carrying out this research in situ, through conversation, archives and memory, I hope to be able to recover in writing that atmosphere of shared presence that is one of the most significant features of these installations. Our starting point is to focus on the way ecological concepts and choreography are used as threads leading through the spaces where Mal Pelo offers us the opportunity to inhabit poetry.



 Residency by Associate Company
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The Mountain, the Truth and the Paradise

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 09/04/2018 to 22/04/2018
Presentation :
On 14/04/2018 at 20:00 in Teatre Principal de Mallorca (Mallorca)
On 21/04/2018 at 20:30 in Sala La Mutant (València)

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

In April we shall resume rehearsals for Pep Ramis’ solo, premiered in October 2017 at the Théâtre l’Archipel in Perpignan, France. Mal Pelo will spend two weeks in residence to revise the work and prepare for performances in Mallorca and Valencia in April and later the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona in May and Cadiz in June.

The Mountain, the Truth and Paradise is a poetic world questioning the meaning of divinity and vulgarity, spirituality and ignorance, beauty and banality.
The performer’s ability to transform himself into a bare, blank space, and precision of movement and voice are the main aims of the score of this piece, which offers a journey full of variety, feeling and stimulation.

Throughout the creative process, Pep has had the support of Jordi Casanovas and María Muñoz as directors, August Viladomat as lighting designer and Fanny Thollot as designer of the sound track.



 Residency by Associate Company
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Basic Structures

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 23/04/2018 to 27/04/2018

Group LaBolsa
( Group LaBolsa )

The Group LaBolsa was formed in 2012 by seven performers-artists, who shared common concerns in relation to investigation of movement based on scores. A part of the interest of this work lies in the fact that this method allows space for performers to apply their own creative intuition in a live performance.
The group’s aim is to organize meetings with choreographers who have been an important inspiration for the work and the artistic development of each of the members of laBolsa and at the same time are at the moment referential because of their own improvisation practice and performance language.



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Aqui, siempre/Here, Always

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 30/04/2018 to 05/05/2018

Poliana Lima
( Poliana Lima )

A choreographic documentary project by Poliana Lima

Since I began creating I have been interested in seeing how the traces of a person’s history sculpt and mould their body. I am especially curious about personal stories and intrigued to observe how someone’s identity is the result of all the experiences he or she has lived through, how this complex process includes intellectual, emotional and physical aspects.

As a choreographer I am particularly interested in how a dancer’s character and personality is expressed in their movement and gestures.



 Creation Residence
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Gota a gota

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/05/2018 to 19/05/2018
Presentation :
On 19/05/2018 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

El Canto de la Cabra
( El Canto de la Cabra, Elisa Gálvez, Juan Úbeda )

Perhaps we should begin by talking about the tension in a rope, how it behaves in a gentle breeze, the possibility that something may happen that shouldn’t, and maybe then quote Didi-Huberman (On the Tightrope): “The wire links, threads and guides. Or rather, on the contrary, it slices, sharpens and breaks. The wire always hangs by a thread. Such is its beauty - its beautiful danger - and its fragility”, and then go on to tell how the first thread appeared, that it was horizontal and crossed the space from one wall to another, a tightrope walker’s wire, at neck height, invisible. Somehow or other we should begin to describe the tension in something that is there without being seen so as, somehow, to get to grips with it, get down to business, find the unsaid word as easily as a needle pierces a glove, let it spin, finish, follow its path, empty itself, hit the earth with every fall, with every blow, defend itself, invent itself, invent every story and every metaphor, play, fail, be nothing, not be.
A tightrope is exactly that - tight.



 Research Laboratory - Resident Associate Company
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MEETING BACH - 2

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 21/05/2018 to 01/06/2018
Presentation :
On 25/05/2018 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 01/06/2018 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Mal Pelo plans a second gathering in 2018, taking as its starting point the research María Muñoz did for her solo Bach, a piece that has won world-wide acclaim. This laboratory invites us to bring into play the worlds of dance and the musical counterpoint of Johann Sebastian Bach. It is a piece about looking with precision, about movement and about the musicality of each of the bodies exploring the composer’s unique world.
Mal Pelo’s performance language is constantly changing and is nourished by their individual and collective search for the expressive potential of each of the tools at their disposal: body, text, audiovisual, lighting, sound and set. In the work of María Muñoz and Pep Ramis we find different approaches to the language of movement and its combinations with other languages, but there is always a specific centring on the body and movement that is deep and engaged.
This laboratory will take place behind closed doors with guest performers and creators for two weeks, with a public performance at the end of each: at 7pm on Friday 25th May and Friday 1st June at L’animal a l’esquena



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JONÀS / JONAH

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 11/06/2018 to 16/06/2018
Presentation :
On 16/06/2018 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Joan Miquel Artigues
( Joan Miquel Artigues )

Jonàs is a proposal for physical action, spoken poetry, body and voice drama delving into human existential angst. A ritual to overcome the claustrophobia of living, taking as its starting point the myth of the whale that swallowed Jonah and kept him inside its giant stomach.

In this residency Joan Miquel wants to complement and go further into the movement work he began with Jonàs, evoking themes of solitude, the decline in spirituality, the struggle against his own phantoms, the metamorphosis implied by recognising the beast in oneself.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2018
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WEWOOD

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/06/2018 to 07/07/2018
Presentation :
On 01/07/2018 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Federica Porello, Xavi Moreno, Marine Broise
( Federica Porello, Xavi Moreno, Marine Broise )

WeWood is a conversation between three characters who hide and reveal themselves through their relationships with objects. A polyphony of surreal situations in which abstract movements become a refuge, an escape from the tangible present, an opening to an imagination awoken by listening to the things that surround us.

Federica Porello, Marine Broise and Xavi Moreno investigate the bridges between dance and the manipulation of objects. They are chiefly interested in the relationship between movements and things, and specifically in how to make movements concrete and things abstract.

This residency will be the last stage of the creation process for the piece We Wood, an L’animal a l’esquena associate project, before its premiere in August at the MIMA Festival in Mirepoix



 Creation Residence
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APORIA, A choreographic attempt by Isaak Erdoiza and Nazario Díaz

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/07/2018 to 28/07/2018
Presentation :
On 27/07/2018 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Isaak Erdoiza, Nazario Díaz
( Isaak Erdoiza, Nazario Díaz )

The term Aporia refers to reasoning where insoluble contradictions or paradoxes arise. Aporias appear as logical difficulties that are almost always speculative. In relation to this, and to the way we work on intimate matters in order to be able to represent them in performance, we asked ourselves a series of questions to set ourselves in motion. The chief one of these could be how to choreograph a relationship that is coming into being.



 Creation Residence
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THE BLACK BODY,THE BLUE MIND AND THE FLUORESCENT GUTS

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 06/08/2018 to 19/08/2018

Sònia Gómez
( Sònia Gómez, Raquel Gualtero, Núria Guiu, Magí Serra, Quim Bigas, Pere Jou, Txalo Toloza )

The starting point is a line or row of people in the space.
The performers are placed in a premeditated order from left to right, dancer next to performer: Raquel Gualtero - Núria Guiu - Magí Serra - Quim Bigas - Pere Jou - Txalo Toloza.

At first sight it’s a little anecdotal to begin a project in this way. It’s very simple, the interest lies in how the body in motion and its outward appearance relates within the structure of a ballet. How can we make a ballet between Dancers and Performers? How can they be mixed? What advantages and disadvantages will they each have? How can they each be themselves and at the same time form a single body? What will this combination of profiles have to offer?



 Creation Residence
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Cuatro octavas y media /Four and a Half Octaves

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 20/08/2018 to 25/08/2018

Mònica Muntaner, Rosa Muñoz
( Mònica Muntaner, Rosa Muñoz )

Collaboration with La Poderosa, Barcelona

The project grew out of the two choreographers’ poetic and emotional need to express where they are in their lives. To go back, perhaps, over everything they have experienced, the music they like, the actions on stage that most move them or best represent them, their shared and individual interests and take it all further, to somewhere new. A fresh and truthful place.



 Creation Residence
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SCORZO/FORESHORTENING (a broadcast)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/08/2018 to 01/09/2018

Beatriz Fernández, Marina Colomina
( Beatriz Fernández, Marina Colomina )

La Poderosa has invited me to do a broadcast of the piece Escorzo as part of Hacer Historia(s)/Making (Hi)stor(y)ies.
This solo, created in 2003, was forged during a period which began for me when I started working with Oscar Dasí and Carmelo Salazar in 1995. At that time I was acting as a life model for Fine Arts students. The role of being observed as a body-object to be drawn or painted in real time gave me the foundations, the questions and the starting point to construct the kind of presence and movement that inhabits this piece.



 Workshop
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Tools for Action

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 10/09/2018 to 14/09/2018

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo, Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo offers a workshop in which to try out the mechanisms of action and what they may lead to. A look at movement and composition for the body in action. Precision, endurance, commitment, intensity, silence, absences, presences, punctuation, habitability, surrender, phrasing, punctuation, lineality, temporality, musicality, rhythm and composition are some of the terms we shall be looking at during the course.
To act: 1. To carry out an action 2. To make movements and gestures to make something understood 3. To command the action of a mechanism.

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Power Sources

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/09/2018 to 21/09/2018

Laura Aris
( Laura Aris )

As an artist teaching, I want to share tips, thoughts, and accumulated experience in order
to inspire and encourage others to move forward along their own paths.
During my workshop, I will give technical exercises and lead improvisations to offer
participants tools that improve their awareness and expedite their access instinct in playful
bodies. However, attention to specifics of technique and subtle, detailed work are
important in my approach, as well.
We are all vulnerable: We all have strength and fragility, and living with both these qualities
is imperative to being genuine and living in a balanced way. Starting from this premise
and from our physicality as well as contact work, we will look for creative impulses that,
when released, offer us new possibilities for achievement. We will observe how,
sometimes, extreme qualities maintain a balanced tension, that the tension attracts
attention, and that many times, silence speaks.
Slowly, with some theatrical input, we will craft specific energies and clear images to give
meaning to movement and embody the tasks and ideas proposed.

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