Annual 
2017
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Tools for Action

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 09/01/2017 to 13/01/2017

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

Enrolment:
From 01/12/16 to 04/01/16

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 - Associate Project 2017-2018
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WeWood

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 23/01/2017 to 04/02/2017
Presentation :
On 04/02/2017 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

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

WeWood is a work in progress in which Federica Porello, Marine Broise and Xavi Moreno they are investigating the bridges between dance and object manipulation. They are interested in the relation between gestures and things, and especially in how they can highlight the concreteness of a gesture, and the abstraction of a thing. In their past encounters they have been defining tools for improvising with objects, building a practice, which is their base for the creation of materials for the performance. Regarding movement, words such as dynamic, phrasing, precision, musicality and intensity have been accompanying them in this definition process, and regarding their relation to objects: animation, manipulation, integration, owning, building and imagination.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2017-2018
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JALEO

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 06/02/2017 to 10/02/2017
Presentation :
On 10/02/2017 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Leonor Leal
( Leonor Leal )

In the world of flamenco jaleo is more than a word… or less… it is a sound, a shout, an impulse, a groan or a breath. It is everything that, from within us or outside, makes us carry on, gives us life, encourages or challenges us. 
In this first stage of research, guided by María Muñoz, with the musicians Antonio Moreno (percussion) and Alfredo Lagos (flamenco guitar), Leonor Leal will begin to share and compose a multifaceted flamenco scene through a common folklore, re-written and thoroughly re-visited.
Folklore, flamenco and musical theatre by contemporary composers will brought out to see what they have to say to one another.
A dancing blow, a hard-hitting dance and a singing guitar.



 Creation Residence
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EVOLUTION 2.0

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 11/02/2017 to 12/02/2017

Bricadeira
( Bricadeira, Edison Aguilar )

BRINCADEIRA was born in 2004 out of percussion jams in the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona. Over its 11 years of life it has evolved from a batucada group into a percussion ensemble that fuses physical expression with musicality, creating melodies through movement.
Thanks to this fusion, Brincadeira has been fortunate enough to take part in large scale productions with the Brodas Bros company, Salvador Niebla, Hansel Cereza, etc.

At L’animal a l’esquena they will work on a static version of their project EVOLUTION to be performed at various international festivals. They aim to improve the purpose of their movements so as to gain more expressivity in the performance of the piece.

Musical Director: Edison Aguilar



 Creation Residence
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RUMBREJAR II- provisional title

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 13/02/2017 to 19/02/2017
Presentation :
On 18/02/2017 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Natàlia Espinet
( Natàlia Espinet )

vulnerable truce intuition work confide (in)tangible root map love combine

In a ready prepared territory, stretching into the memory, Natalia Espinet offers us a network of interconnected layers in which different live activities can take place and live side by side: dance, words, action, the everyday. An installation in constant motion in which questions, materials and experiences drive forward the search. Responding or not, building or destroying, wanting to do things or not, with doubts that appear or dissolve, the project is modified and moves towards completion. 



 Creation Residence
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PEER GYNT

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 20/02/2017 to 24/02/2017
Presentation :
On 24/02/2017 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Quiteria Muñoz, Úrsula Segarra, Dory Sánchez
( Quiteria Muñoz, Úrsula Segarra, Dory Sánchez )

The young Valencian company De Soprano y Arpa (Soprano and Harp) are preparing for their first stage production for an audience of children, to be premiered in May 2017 at the Palau de la Música in Valencia.

Their chief trademarks are live music and the adaptation of orchestral pieces for the harp and soprano voice, taking these to unconventional spaces and to all kinds of audiences.



 Workshop
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ANATOMY AND MOVEMENT: HOW TO IMPROVE MOVEMENT AND THE RECUPERATION OF PERFORMERS

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 25/02/2017 to 26/02/2017

Sergi Plà
( Sergi Plà )

Course on Anatomy and Movement
From 11.00 to 18.00 
Price: 60 euros
If you are interested, email to enrol at info@lanimal .org


The design of the human anatomy, like that of any other animal, encourages movement and this therefore makes us healthy. The progressive loss of awareness of our own vital rhythms leads to badly co-ordinated, inharmonious and restricted movement. Understanding how our organism is structured will help us recover and develop a balanced body language.



 - Associate Project 2017-2018
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Practice Makes Perfect

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 01/03/2017 to 19/03/2017
Presentation :
On 18/03/2017 at 19:00 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.



 Rehearsals
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The Fifth Winter

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 09/03/2017 to 12/03/2017

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

French Tour of El quinto invierno/The Fifth Winter

From 13th to 24th March, Mal Pelo will tour their 2015 piece around four French cities: Théâtre des Quatre Saison, Gradignan, Théâtre Les Sept Collines-Sene Conventionnée, Tulle, L’Estive-Scene National de Foix et de L’Ariège and Espace Jéliote, Oloron- Sainte-Marie. In preparation for this tour, Mal Pelo will combine the rehearsals for the piece with Marta Izquierdo’s residency.



 Creation Residence
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CICATRIZ

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 20/03/2017 to 26/03/2017
Presentation :
On 25/03/2017 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Lucía Marote, Poliana Lima, Jesús Rubio
( Lucía Marote, Poliana Lima, Jesús Rubio )

Cicatriz tells of two people who meet and fuse until they have to separate violently, causing a wound and much pain. It is about the path to transcending this injury, recovery, the formation of a scar. It is about the beauty of bodies that bear the marks of having lived.

Cicatriz speaks of love as a wound that teaches us how to be healed. A poetic act of absolute surrender, without fear or holding back. A path that leads us, through the other person, back to ourselves.



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

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/03/2017 to 05/04/2017

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

A solo piece usually grows from a specific need to construct a very personal fiction, to bring the experience of recent work up to date and explore the artistic interests involved. Working solo at the age of fifty also means looking again at the tools of the trade of performance artist that have been amassed so far. Musician, builder and manipulator of objects, artist, dancer, actor and stage director, in The Mountain, the Truth and Paradise Pep Ramis seeks a new turning point.
Spirituality, the tragedy of the human condition – always between the gods and the mud – the capacity to carry on imagining possible worlds… A very particular, humorous view of the human species and their failings.



 Writing Residence
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Women Inhabiting Bodies – provisional title A discussion of gender in the practice of dance-theatre

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 10/04/2017 to 16/04/2017

Antonella D'Ascenzi
( Antonella D'Ascenzi )

During her residency, Antonella D’Ascenzi will look further into the main themes of the book on dance and gender which she is writing. This work covers the philosophical, sociological and anthropological foundations of her methodology, her relationship with Cultural/Gender/Dance Studies and a reconstruction of the research into the female body that she has been carrying out for nearly ten years. As well as theory, the book explores the potential of the choreography of the pieces created during her gender projects, in which participants have included women at risk of social exclusion, who have suffered ill treatment, or who are part of empowering schemes such as education or performing arts professionals. Women with these different profiles have questioned the body as defined by gender.
The aim will be to outline a method of working with gender that puts dance-theatre centre stage, as a way of re-inventing the social body of women.



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

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/04/2017 to 30/04/2017

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

A solo piece usually grows from a specific need to construct a very personal fiction, to bring the experience of recent work up to date and explore the artistic interests involved. Working solo at the age of fifty also means looking again at the tools of the trade of performance artist that have been amassed so far. Musician, builder and manipulator of objects, artist, dancer, actor and stage director, in The Mountain, the Truth and Paradise Pep Ramis seeks a new turning point.
Spirituality, the tragedy of the human condition – always between the gods and the mud – the capacity to carry on imagining possible worlds… A very particular, humorous view of the human species and their failings.



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

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 01/05/2017 to 31/05/2017

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

A solo piece usually grows from a specific need to construct a very personal fiction, to bring the experience of recent work up to date and explore the artistic interests involved. Working solo at the age of fifty also means looking again at the tools of the trade of performance artist that have been amassed so far. Musician, builder and manipulator of objects, artist, dancer, actor and stage director, in The Mountain, the Truth and Paradise Pep Ramis seeks a new turning point.
Spirituality, the tragedy of the human condition – always between the gods and the mud – the capacity to carry on imagining possible worlds… A very particular, humorous view of the human species and their failings.



 Research and Creation Laboratory
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UNTITLED

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 13/05/2017 to 23/05/2017

Alain Fourneau, Geneviève Sorin
( Alain Fourneau, Geneviève Sorin )

Alain Fourneu has known Geneviève Sorin for thirty years. She is a dancer, musician, choreographer and improviser; he a theatre director, performance space programmer and provocateur. Alain was there for Geneviève when she was starting out, including several of her shows in the programme of the theatre he directed in Marseilles. Later, since 1995, they combined their respective roles and collaborated on each other’s pieces. Now they come together again in an attempt at a new relationship in which she will play the accordeon and he will recite texts by Raymond Carver.



 Creation Residence
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Las Muchísimas

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 22/05/2017 to 24/05/2017

Mariantònia Oliver
( Mariantònia Oliver )

The project Las Muchísimas began in January 2017 with the aim of continuing and expanding on the performance project Las Muchas. This brought together six women of between 70 and 80 on stage, after an intensive workshop with the Mallorcan choreographer Mariantònia Oliver.
Thanks to the support of the Teatro Principal de Mallorca, Las Muchísimas now hopes to gather 15 women on stage in early 2018, made up of five groups from five different cities who have already experienced Las Muchas.
Five workshops/laboratories will be arranged in 2017, in each of the cities taking part in the project.
We want to work with the local theatre in each city, to support and present the project. The local coordinator of each group is a choreographer who has worked with Mariantònia Oliver. He or she will provide continuity in the work with the women selected (Las Muchísmas) and a link with the central nucleus of the project, the Mariantònia Oliver Company on the island of Mallorca.



 Creation Residence
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Cadira

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 29/05/2017 to 04/06/2017
Presentation :
On 03/06/2017 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Pep Aymerich
( Pep Aymerich )

Pep Aymerich is a carpenter as well as a performer and plastic artist and has been at L’animal before for very different reasons. He lives in Celrà and now offers us a residency closely related to his job as a carpenter.
The residency will consist in building a chair from wood, starting with it in its most natural state: a poplar log. Only traditional tools will be used in the construction of this chair, which will also be traditional, with a structure that combines efficiency and simplicity.



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

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 01/06/2017 to 16/06/2017

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

A solo piece usually grows from a specific need to construct a very personal fiction, to bring the experience of recent work up to date and explore the artistic interests involved. Working solo at the age of fifty also means looking again at the tools of the trade of performance artist that have been amassed so far. Dancer, actor and stage director, in The Mountain, the Truth and Paradise Pep Ramis seeks a new turning point.
Spirituality, the tragedy of the human condition – always between the gods and the mud – the capacity to carry on imagining possible worlds… A very particular, humorous view of the human species and their failings.



 Creation Residence
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La sala d’espera - The waiting room

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 19/06/2017 to 25/06/2017
Presentation :
On 22/06/2017 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Meritxell Campos Olivé
( Meritxell Campos Olivé, Larissa Gulitz, Caro Köther )

People sharing the same waiting room are thrown like darts into a microcosmos with its own code of conduct, its own words and gestures. Who has programmed the electronic panel, the computers and the machines that indicate where, how and when they should be activated?
Guided by experts in the art of waiting, the “waiters” move to the beat of an unconscious choreography and keep asking themselves: “Who is behind the person waiting beside me or the workers responsible for the fluid, effective functioning of the wait?”



 Creation Residence
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WOWOWOW

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 26/06/2017 to 02/07/2017
Presentation :
On 30/06/2017 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Quim Bigas, FANCLUB
( Quim Bigas, FANCLUB )

WOWOWOW is a dynamic piece exploring collective trends and social roles from a personal and historic point of view. A new collaboration between the dance collective Fanclub (Denmark/Sweden/Norway) and the choreographer Quim Bigas (Spain).

When the Fanclub collective and Quim first met a couple of years ago, they quickly found themselves drawn into an artistic conversation around their shared fascination with and experience of “collective work”. They discovered that they share a committment to immersing themselves in both physical study and theoretical exploration of this concept. The combination of Fanclub, a collective, and Quim, an individual, invites mutual exploration of the many different ways of looking at collectivity. Both Fanclub and Quim are intrigued by the idea of reaching the limits of their own entities so as to work from a new platform where the five members take part as performers, makers of ideas, researchers, editors, curators and stage activists.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2017-2018
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LÀ (There)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 03/07/2017 to 14/07/2017
Presentation :
On 14/07/2017 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Baró d'Evel
( Baró d'Evel, Camille Decourtye, Blaï Mateu Trias )


Piece for two humans, a crow, four mikes and two colours.

LÀ as a question mark over the present.
LÀ as HERE.
LÀ as now, as a test.
LÀ as a note.
LÀ as a fall.
LÀ as a plot.
LÀ as a prologue to The Cliff.
LÀ as a plain, a dead point, a suspense.
LÀ as a moment of naked brutality.
LÀ as a continuation of what went before.
LÀ as a beginning of what is to come.

Creating LÀ means giving time and space to the duo Camille Decourtye and Blaï Mateu Trias to carry on:
- exploring the limitless world of the voice, portés and desequilibrium.
- deepening their investigation into matter, light and rhythm.
- playing with the juxtaposition of the improbable, the abstract, the absurd and the instinctive.



 Creation Residence
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RESTOS DE COSAS/REMAINS OF THINGS

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 10/07/2017 to 15/07/2017

Xavier Bobés, Salvador Sunyer
( Xavier Bobés, Salvador Sunyer )

Creation, script-writing and manipulation-choreography residency for the short film Restos de Cosas.

The art of manipulating objects is still unfamiliar to the general public. The universe surrounding the poetry of the object, its theatricality, its historic and sociological evocation, has mainly been explored in the visual and performance arts. The great communicator of the infinite possibilities of representation based on the poetry of objects in film has been animation, where one exceptional figure has brought about a worldwide paradigm shift in the way it is regarded: Jan Svankmajer. Paradoxically, this animation of the object is always bound up in its potential for transformation through the creation of a fantasy universe. The use of artistic devices defines and to some extent limits the metaphorical expressivity of the object.



 Research and Creation Laboratory - Associate Project 2017-2018
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La Falaise (The Cliff)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/07/2017 to 22/07/2017

Baró d'Evel
( Baró d'Evel, Camille Decourtye, Blaï Mateu Trias )

Piece for eight humans, a horse, birds, mikes and two colours.
The Cliff is a village above the ground.

In group work, our idea is that the question is not so much “what” as “how”. The quest of a team trying to develop its ability to adapt and transform itself, without seeking any similarity among its members, is a constant challenge.

Trying to push the limits of each artist, to strip each of them bare, demands working with trust so as to be able to take real risks.
We construct little ceremonies so as to be together, dance, hold each other and lead each other towards a shared rhythm.



 Creation Residence
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Los limones, la nieve y todo lo demás

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 24/07/2017 to 30/07/2017
Presentation :
On 30/07/2017 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Mónica García, Ana Vallés
( Mónica García, Ana Vallés )

This project is a collaboration between actress-director Ana Vallés and dancer-choreographer Mónica García. They met in Madrid in 2000, where they were both taking part in the creation process for Fine Romance by Carmen Werner (Provisional Danza). Since 2007, Mónica has worked regularly on pieces for the company Matarile Teatro, directed by Ana Vallés.
During the residency at L’animal a l’esquena they will begin working towards a duet to be performed in 2018, in collaboration with Baltasar Patiño.



 Dinner Show
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EXTRAÑOS MARES ARDEN/STRANGE SEAS ON FIRE

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 30/07/2017
Presentation :
On 30/07/2017 at 20:30 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Txalo Toloza, Laida Azkona
( Txalo Toloza, Laida Azkona )

Do you remember the smell of your grandparents’ kitchen?

Extraños mares arden/Strange Seas on Fire is a piece of documentary theatre exploring the development of capitalism in the early decades of the 20th Century and the close relationship between the histories of the finance, mining, arms and contemporary art industries.

The piece can be shown in two formats: the Italian style Stage Version, which was first performed in October 2016, and the Meal Version. Both are designed to develop the same story from two very different angles.

In the Meal Version, the documentary story unfolds while public and performers share a simple, delicious, traditional meal; we see food as a powerful tool to trigger memory and set the imagination to work. A table, a tablecloth and memories.



 Workshop
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Teatro Bastardo (Bastard Theater)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017

loscorderos.sc
( loscorderos.sc )

In this workshop, David Climent and Pablo Molinero, loscorderos.sc, will look at the way they understand theatre as a creative act and at the performer as creator. The aim is to share their working method so as to approach creation in a non-frontal way, that is to say, not just from the idea, allowing each individual to develop this method within his or her own poetic vision.
In order to do this they will work on two fronts. On the one hand, they will develop and fine-tune the tools of the actor-creator through training: voice, body, hearing and spatial composition. On the other, they will look at creative work by making physical and textual material, working with guidelines on sound and space, with objects and on how to handle all these layers simultaneously to go beyond our own creativity.

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 Workshop
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Tools for Action

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 11/09/2017 to 14/09/2017

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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