Creation Residence  
On Goldberg Variations / Variations
L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 20/01/2020 to 22/01/2020
Presentation :
On 24/01/2020 at 19:00 in Teatro Central (Sevilla)

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Mal Pelo will begin 2020 by resuming the tour of its latest piece, On Goldberg Variations/Variations, at the Teatro Central de Sevilla.

The piece On Goldberg Variations/Variations is based on the musical work Goldberg Variations/Variations by the French-American pianist and composer Dan Tepfer, in which he performs J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations in combination with his own variations improvised on the same harmonies.

On Goldberg Variations/Variations twines together lines of language to make a weaving around the work of J.S. Bach. Dance, the voice of John Berger, texts of their own, the manipulated, multifocal sound of the soundtrack, live voice and video projections combine to create this approach by Mal Pelo to the universe of J.S. Bach.
The choreography is attuned to the particular musicality of each performer and the rhythmic and dynamic dialogue between the group and the space.

After presenting María Muñoz’ Bach all over the world, this piece is the second part of the BACH PROJECT, a trilogy centred around the study of the music of J.S. Bach in relation to choreographic composition.

Artistic credits

Directors, María Muñoz y Pep Ramis
Assistants to direction, Leo Castro, Federica Porello
Creators and performers, Jordi Casanovas, María Muñoz, Leo Castro, Pep Ramis, Federica Porello, Enric Fàbregas, Marta Izquierdo
Music, Goldberg Variations / Variations by Dan Tepfer on the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach
Poems, John Berger and Juan Gelmán
Texts, edited by Mal Pelo from extracts by Tim Ingold, Franck Wilczek and Mal Pelo
Lighting, August Viladomat
Sound space, Fanny Thollot
Costumes, CarmePuigdevalliPlantéS
Design and set construction, Kike Blanco
Sound technician, Andreu Bramón
Lighting technician and technical coordination, Irene Ferrer
Video projections, Martí Ramis
Pictures, Tristán Pérez-Martín
Management, Gemma Massó
Promoter manager, Eduard Teixidor
Duration, 70 minutes

A co production by: Mal Pelo, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Dansa Quinzena Metropolitana
de Barcelona and Icec-Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

In collaboration with L’animal a l’esquena and Théâtre Archipel de Perpignan.

Premier at Teatre Nacional de Catalunya from 28 to 31 March 2019.