Labs 
2017
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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.



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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.



2016
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Process of construction for the stage: architecture, memory and objects

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 19/12/2016 to 23/12/2016
Presentation :
On 22/12/2016 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Xavier Bobés, Andrea Díaz
( Xavier Bobés, Andrea Díaz )

The line: as a place, as a separation. As a drawing from which comes a plan, a model, a house. The line of the life of this place, the voice of all those who lived there. The staircase as an object that joins its sections and its times. The disappearance of the staircase as a symbol of fracture, as the appearance of a new way of life.

This project is in its initial stage, where the disorganised material seeks order, to settle down. We see the residence at L’animal as space for dialogue between Andrea Diaz and Xavier Bobés. A week of meetings in which to explore together a drama that will thread together the manipulation of objects with words. A process of performance creation based on objects gathered around the building of a home.



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DESEMBRenDANSA

Celrà (Celrà)
From 08/12/2016 to 11/12/2016
Presentation :
On 08/12/2016 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 09/12/2016 at 12:00 in Escola Municipal de Dansa Celrà (Celrà)
On 09/12/2016 at 15:30 in Escola Municipal de Dansa Celrà (Celrà)
On 09/12/2016 at 21:00 in Teatre Ateneu (Celrà)
On 10/12/2016 at 10:00 in Escola Municipal de Dansa Celrà (Celrà)
On 10/12/2016 at 12:00 in Escola Municipal de Dansa Celrà (Celrà)
On 10/12/2016 at 15:30 in Escola Municipal de Dansa Celrà (Celrà)
On 10/12/2016 at 20:00 in Plaça de l’Esglèsia (Celrà)
On 10/12/2016 at 21:00 in Teatre Ateneu (Celrà)
On 11/12/2016 at 18:00 in Teatre Ateneu (Celrà)

Group LaBolsa, Mal Pelo, Neus Villà, La Taimada, AirenoAr, Cía. Jove, Federica Porello, Olga Álvarez
( Group LaBolsa, Mal Pelo, Neus Villà, La Taimada, AirenoAr, Cía. Jove, Federica Porello, Olga Álvarez )

L’animal a l'esquena, EMDC and the Ateneu de Celrà are coming together for this dance season, to be held in December: four days of performances and workshops in various spaces in the village dedicated to dance.

The season known as Desembre en Dansa (Dance December) will take place in Celrà from 8th to 11th December. Taking advantage of the high profile of dance in this village, shows will be presented in various locations, specifically L’animal a l’esquena, La Plaça de l’Esglèsia and el Teatre Ateneu.  
Some of the dancers and choreographers involved will also give workshops to dancers at the Celrà Municipal Dance School (EMDC), where they will work with the students on specific characteristics of their artistic work.



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Encuentro

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 13/06/2016 to 19/06/2016
Presentation :
On 17/06/2016 at 20:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

NEVADA Lab
( María Muñoz, Jordi Casanovas, Federica Porello, Pep Ramis, Albert Quesada. )

NEVADA Lab is a group of creators/performers, each with their own artistic career, who meet to make themselves a good space in which to exchange ideas and strategies, share tools and methods of study and research around performance, which they see as being where the body acts as a reference point for thought and writing.
Each member of the group may at any one time be the guide for one line of enquiry and a participant in another.



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En torno a J.R.T./Concerning J.R.T.

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 21/05/2016 to 25/05/2016
Presentation :
On 24/05/2016 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Leonor Leal, Tamara López, Úrsula López, Mónica Valenciano, María Muñoz
( Leonor Leal, Tamara López, Úrsula López, Mónica Valenciano, María Muñoz )

For five days, these five choreographers and dancers will meet to share their different approaches to movement and composition. After working together on the creation process for the piece JRT, directed by Pedro G. Romero and premiered at the Jerez flamenco festival, they decided to meet to pool the tools of their work, accepting and contrasting their different visions and backgrounds.

During this encounter they will also review, from a new perspective, the choreography and performance in the piece JRT, which will be performed again at the Seville Flamenco Biennale in September this year.



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Transdisciplinary encounter on body practices

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 04/05/2016 to 10/05/2016

misióndivina
( misióndivina )

What is misióndivina?

Let’s imagine we go running from time to time and someone asks us why we do it. Why do we put on a pair of trainers and set out to run ourselves ragged? We don’t know how to answer because we don’t know why. We’re not hoping to make any money out of it, or win fame or even the recognition of others. Running serves no concrete purpose, it’s not a means to any end. Seen in this way, running is a form of counter-cultural expression as it cannot be measured in cost and benefit.
If we had to give an answer, the closest to the truth would be: “so as not to go mad”. This was the response given by that great humanist and human Oscar Cornago, when someone asked him why he did yoga every morning. So that’s what misióndivina is for, to prevent us going round the bend.
Just as we put on our trainers to go out for a run and then see what we find along the way, the premise of misióndivina is to bring together a group of people to share their knowledge about physical practices and then get down to work.

What is the past and future of misióndivina?

At the moment, it’s like going for a run on a mountainside, in an area you are not familiar with: you carry on and at the crossroads you take decisions by intuition, without any certainty. The sum of all these decisions determines the route.



2015
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Bach

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 16/12/2015 to 19/12/2015
Presentation :
On 19/12/2015 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Mal Pelo, Federica Porello
( Mal Pelo, Federica Porello )

Bach is a piece based on a selection from J.S. Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier that María Muñoz premiered in 2004 and has since performed over a hundred times all over the world.
In this special laboratory, María Muñoz works on passing on and reinterpreting this solo with the Italian performer and creator Federica Porello.



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Istanbul

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/12/2015 to 18/12/2015

NEVADA Lab
( NEVADA Lab, Pep Ramis, María Muñoz, Federica Porello, Jordi Casanovas )

NEVADA Lab is a group of creators/performers, each with their own artistic career, who meet to make themselves a good space in which to exchange ideas and strategies, share tools and methods of study and research around performance, which they see as being where the body acts as a reference point for thought and writing.

Based on the individual baggage of each of them, their training and performance experience, the idea of this second laboratory is to work on the musical pieces in Proyecto Istanbul/Istanbul Project, to be shown on 13th February at the Mercat de les Flors, as a special encounter between Jordi Savall-Hespèrion XXI and Mal Pelo.



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CARTA BLANCA a L'animal a l'esquena

MES DE DANZA (Sevilla)
From 30/10/2015 to 08/11/2015

MES DE DANZA, L'animal a l'esquena
( MES DE DANZA, L'animal a l'esquena )

L’animal a l’esquena has been invited to the next MES DE DANZA/DANCE MONTH Festival, an international showcase for contemporary dance in Seville, which will be held from 30th October to 8th November, as the first organisation to which the festival is offering CARTE BLANCHE to put forward artists who have residencies at the creation centre or are associated with it.

CARTE BLANCHE TO… consists in giving free rein to a collective whose main focus in its aims and actions is to encourage, promote, highlight and suppport contemporary choreographic creation. The initiative aims to encourage dialogue between different communities in Spain, creating synergies in the development and promotion of contemporary dance and supporting and raising the profile of the work of the guest organisation.



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Encuentro 1

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/05/2015 to 23/05/2015
Presentation :
On 23/05/2015 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

NEVADA Lab
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz, Leo Castro, Enric Fàbregas, Federica Porello, Neus Villà, Jordi Casanovas )

NEVADA Lab is a group of creators/performers, each with their own artistic career, who meet to make themselves a good space in which to exchange ideas and strategies, share tools and methods of study and research around performance, which they see as being where the body acts as a reference point for thought and writing.
Each member of the group may at any one time be the guide for one line of enquiry and a participant in another.



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Laboratorio de movimiento y percusió

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 15/05/2015 to 17/05/2015

Taxeks
( Taxeks )

In the municipality of Celrà, where L’animal a l’esquena is based, associations are very active, many of them focussing on the arts, education and social activities. Taxeks is a group of young percussionists who combine music and movement in their projects. They rehearse every week and perform at events in different towns, cultural festivals and all kinds of social occasions.
During their stay they will work intensively together to create the choreography for their new piece and will receive artistic and technical advice from the team at L’animal.



2014
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Filmar la danza II- las 3D-imensiones

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 08/12/2014 to 14/12/2014
Presentation :
On 13/12/2014 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

NU2's
( NU2's )

NU2's, in collaboration with L'animal a 'esquena, is holding its tenth laboratory. This year's is intended as a continuation of last year's. With the same title, Filmar la danza II (Filming Dance II), it will again focus on how to make audiovisual adaptations of choreography presented or created for performance. This time we shall be working with loscorderos.sc and experimentiing with the stereoscopic 3D format.

The organisation of this 3D filming Laboratory has been made possible with the help of Bloom, a centre for 3D and emerging technologies in Gerona.

The results of both laboratories will be performed in Barcelona at the fifth Festival IDN 2015, Image, Dance and New Media, to be held from 26th February to 1st March at the Mercat de les Flors.



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La diferencia

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 26/05/2014 to 13/06/2014
Presentation :
On 12/06/2014 at 20:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Pastora Galván
( Pastora Galván, Pedro G. Romero, Niño de Elche, Mal Pelo )

During this third laboratory, which will take place at L'animal a l'esquena over three weeks, Pastora, her band of musicians, el Niño de Elche, Mal Pelo and Pedro G. Romero will meet to share their work tools and set up a conversation in the process of creating the piece La diferencia/The Difference.

Dance: Pastora Galván /Song: Niño de Elche, Cristian Guerrero.
Clapping, cheering and dance: Mª del Mar Montero / Assistant choreographer y repeater: Marco de Ana / Artistic direction: Pedro G. Romero / Stage direction: Pep Ramis, María Muñoz.
Rest of cast to be arranged.

Pastora Galván, in her research into the experience and feelings of flamenco, seeks to pay homage to the previous generation of dancers, who played a key role in its history: Eugenia de los Reyes, Carmen Ledesma, Rocío de Loreto, Manuela Carrasco, Ana Mari Bueno and Loli Sevilla, among others. This was not a tragic generation. The period after the Second World War was a time of modernisation. They worked in Flamenco venues, tourist spots and ballets, at parties and US bases, on international tours. Myths abound: the Sevillian School, the differences between Seville and Triana, the gypsy style. The interest of this research lies not just in biographies, but in understanding a way of dancing that has names yet belongs to no one.



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El quinto invierno

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 05/05/2014 to 24/05/2014

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

This will be the second creation laboratory for the new project by Mal Pelo, L'animal a l'esquena's associate company. The aim of this encounter is to research, with Fanny Thollot, the tools for composing the sound track for this new piece.

El quinto invierno (The Fifth Winter) brings María Muñoz and Pep Ramis together again to create a new duet. In the course of this project the relationship will be revealed between two people and a space where they "wait in silence" for another winter to pass. The fifth. Their wait is accompanied by a series of games and strategies, filling the silence in an unexpectedly constructive way.



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La diferencia

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 26/03/2014 to 29/03/2014

Pastora Galván
( Pastora Galván, Pedro G. Romero, María Muñoz )

Pastora Galván, in her research into the experience and feelings of flamenco, seeks to pay homage to the previous generation of dancers, who played a key role in its history: Eugenia de los Reyes, Carmen Ledesma, Rocío de Loreto, Manuela Carrasco, Ana Mari Bueno and Loli Sevilla, among others. This was not a tragic generation. The period after the Second World War was a time of modernisation. They worked in Flamenco venues, tourist spots and ballets, at parties and US bases, on international tours. Myths abound: the Sevillian School, the differences between Seville and Triana, the gypsy style. The interest of this research lies not just in biographies, but in understanding a way of dancing that has names yet belongs to no one.



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El quinto invierno

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 01/03/2014 to 07/03/2014

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

El quinto invierno (The Fifth Winter) brings María Muñoz and Pep Ramis together again to create a new duet. In the course of this project the relationship will be revealed between two people and a space where they "wait in silence" for another winter to pass. The fifth. Their wait is accompanied by a series of games and strategies, filling the silence in an unexpectedly constructive way.



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La diferencia

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 13/02/2014 to 18/02/2014

Pastora Galván
( Pastora Galván, Pedro G. Romero, Niño de Elche )

Pastora Galván, in her research into the experience and feelings of flamenco, seeks to pay homage to the previous generation of dancers, who played a key role in its history: Eugenia de los Reyes, Carmen Ledesma, Rocío de Loreto, Manuela Carrasco, Ana Mari Bueno and Loli Sevilla, among others. This was not a tragic generation. The period after the Second World War was a time of modernisation. They worked in Flamenco venues, tourist spots and ballets, at parties and US bases, on international tours. Myths abound: the Sevillian School, the differences between Seville and Triana, the gypsy style. The interest of this research lies not just in biographies, but in understanding a way of dancing that has names yet belongs to no one.



2013
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FILMAR LA DANZA

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 16/12/2013 to 21/12/2013
Presentation :
On 21/12/2013 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

NU2's
( NU2's )

NU2'S in collaboration with L'animal a l'esquena and Graner/Mercat de les Flors, organizes his 10th annual research laboratory.

This year the subject of the LAB will be "Filming Dance" or how to adapt dance from the stage to the screen, how to capture and re-write choreographic works originally made for theatre.

Up to now NU2'S has worked mainly on Dance video projects, which were created for the camera from the start. This year we propose a step further, a time to think and share experiences, to practice different ways to adapt a dance piece already existing for the stage, how to find a new interesting visual point of view for the screen while respecting the original work.

We have selected a few fragments from four new choreographic pieces premiered recently, and we have invited their choreographers to think and practice with experienced audiovisual directors.



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L'incontro

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 04/11/2013 to 23/11/2013
Presentation :
On 23/11/2013 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Raffaella Giordano, María Muñoz
( Raffaella Giordano, María Muñoz )

Raffaella Giordano and María Muñoz met again in 2012, after taking part in the training project Scritture per la danza contemporanea (Writings for Contemporary Dance) in Italy, directed by Raffaella. They both felt an immediate interest in working together and this was when they had the opportunity to hold their first laboratory at L'animal a l'esquena, with the support of Alain Forneau of the Théatre des Bernadines in Marseille.

"When you know the dancing of María Muñoz, when you see that of Raffaella Giordano, when you try to visualise the two together, you are surprised by both physical and dynamic differences in their dance. Afterwards, secretly, in the imagination, the pair appear as a possible team with a presence of integrity and intensity."
(Alain Forneau)



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Body Weather Laboratory

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 25/06/2013 to 29/06/2013

Oguri
( Oguri )

Body Weather Laboratory USA is a non-profit organization

Body Weather Laboratory (BWL) is a research forum open to anyone interested in investigating expression through the body within different environments.
A demanding attitude toward a thorough reexamination of the body and movement is a main theme in all the aspects of the training. Originally founded in 1978 by Min Tanaka in Japan, BWL workshops currently exist throughout the world, expanding and reinterpreting the format for exploration. The workshop consists of three-parts:

1) MB Training: Rigorous mind/body, muscle/bone training; rhythmical and dynamic.

2) Body Manipulation: A series of specific stretching and relaxation exercises concerned with breathing and alignment. The work is done in couples, exchanging passive and active roles.

3) Body Weather: Explorations designed to sharpen focus and develop the scope of
expression through the body. The work encompasses sensitivity training and discovery of movement from images.

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L'incontro

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/06/2013 to 22/06/2013
Presentation :
On 22/06/2013 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Raffaella Giordano, María Muñoz
( Raffaella Giordano, María Muñoz )

Raffaella Giordano and María Muñoz met again in 2012, after taking part in the training project Scritture per la danza contemporanea (Writings for Contemporary Dance) in Italy, directed by Raffaella. They both felt an immediate interest in working together and this was when they had the opportunity to hold their first laboratory at L'animal a l'esquena, with the support of Alain Forneau of the Théatre des Bernadines in Marseille.

"When you know the dancing of María Muñoz, when you see that of Raffaella Giordano, when you try to visualise the two together, you are surprised by both physical and dynamic differences in their dance. Afterwards, secretly, in the imagination, the pair appear as a possible team with a presence of integrity and intensity."
(Alain Forneau)



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Estudio de movimiento del solo Bach de María Muñoz - MAL PELO a través de la mirada de Núria Font

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/05/2013 to 01/06/2013
Presentation :
On 01/06/2013 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Núria Font, María Muñoz
( Núria Font, María Muñoz )

Tras años de colaboración con Mal Pelo como observadora privilegiada del lenguaje artístico y de movimiento desarrollados por María Muñoz y Pep Ramis, Núria Font propone revisitar Bach a través de la cámara. Un trabajo de laboratorio a la búsqueda del encuadre, la coordinación entre el movimiento de la cámara con la danza que captura, en un intento (quizás imposible) de retener la emoción que nos convoca la pieza bailada en vivo.

El objetivo de esta propuesta no es presentar el solo íntegro ni tampoco realizar una grabación del mismo, es hacer un estudio sobre el movimiento, sobre la experiencia vivida por María Muñoz interpretando este trabajo y recreándolo ahora después de muchos años como pedagoga.

Bach, espectáculo creado entre los años 2004 y 2005 producido por el Teatre Lliure y el Teatro Real, ha viajado por diversos países de Europa, Estados Unidos, Oriente Medio y Sudamérica. Este año ya se ha presentado en Santo Domingo (República Dominicana), Vorno (Italia) y Zaragoza.

En Bach el discurso se articula únicamente a través del cuerpo y la música. Una aproximación al Clave bien temperado de Johann Sebastian Bach, donde María Muñoz combina la danza de algunos preludios que suenan en directo con la memoria de algunas fugas bailadas en silencio. La presencia del intérprete evoluciona en un puro trabajo de movimiento.



2012
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APPROACHING "GO"

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/12/2012 to 22/12/2012
Presentation :
On 21/12/2012 at 20:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Lisa Nelson
( Lisa Nelson, Scott Smith, María Muñoz, Pep Ramis, Pascale Gilles, Baptiste Andrien, Franck Beaubois, Nuno Rebelo )

Investigating ways to induce a dancing state from any starting place using communication tools of Tuning Scores, an improvisational approach to ensemble collaboration initiated by Lisa Nelson. With multidisciplinarian performers including Nelson, Scott Smith, Maria Munoz, Pep Ramis, Pascale Gilles, Baptiste Andrien, Franck Beaubois, and Nuno Rebelo.



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Lab Nu2's

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 29/11/2012 to 08/12/2012
Presentation :
On 08/12/2012 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Núria Font
( Núria Font )

Another NU2'S Laboratory at L'animal a l'esquena, offering time for research and the creation of pieces centred around the body and movement, that establish a dialogue between disciplines and use audiovisual tools in their presentation.



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BAND

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 22/10/2012 to 24/11/2012
Presentation :
On 23/11/2012 at 21:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 24/11/2012 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Mal Pelo
( Leo Castro, Enric Fàbregas, Jordi Galí, Neus Villà, María Muñoz, Pep Ramis )

Band, a laboratory of the creation group Mal Pelo (María Muñoz and Pep Ramis), constructs its own universe based on the concept of group, feelings of identity, and belonging to a community and a particular context. The discourse is expressed through the body and its capacity to generate action and improvisation, using what can not always be spoken or seen.



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My name is Britney Spears

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 30/09/2012 to 06/10/2012
Presentation :
On 06/10/2012 at 17:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Marta Izquierdo
( Marta Izquierdo, Samuel Pajand )

4th July 2009, 7:47 P.M
Samuel Pajand and Marta Izquierdo are in the Paris-Bercy Omnisport (Concert & Sports Arena)

9:03 P.M.
Britney Spears enters on stage

5th July 2009, 0:27 A.M
Samuel & Marta drank three beers. The bitterness of their beers mingles with the disappointment of having seen the singer buried under an unfailing speactacular machine. A too full show. Too smooth. Too well-done.

7th July 2009, 8:03 A.M
Samuel spills his coffee cup. He picks up his phone and calls Marta.

8:57 A.M
It's settled. They will make a performance out of their frustration.

My name is Britney Spears is not just another performance, It's one less performance, It's about, how from the same songs, choreographies and visuals, we simplify, lay bare, substract in order to find... something else.

MY N.I.B.S.
THE PERFORMANCE THAT BRITNEY WOULD HAVE DONE IF SHE HAD BEEN US.

CREAtion 2012/2014

SAMUEL PAJAND music
MARTA IZQUIERDO dance
RIMA BEN BRAHIM light and pyrotechnic
BRUNO FAUCHER creating scenery and lights
NICOLAS CADET production

[lodudo] producción





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Talking Feet

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 30/09/2012 to 06/10/2012
Presentation :
On 06/10/2012 at 17:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Neil Harbisson, Moon Ribas
( Neil Harbisson, Moon Ribas )

Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas work with the perception of the senses through changes in channels of perception. Talking Feet is a performance piece in which they work on communicating spoken language through other parts of the body.



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My neighbor sky

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/09/2012 to 06/10/2012
Presentation :
On 06/10/2012 at 17:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Oguri, Andrés Corchero
( Oguri, Andrés Corchero )

A project of collaboration between Oguri, a Japanese dancer based in Los Angeles, and Andrés Corchero. The two dancers met in Japan in 1986 as members of Mai-juku, the company directed by Min Tanaka. After the first show in Los Angeles in March 2012, they continue the process at L'animal a l'esquena.



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Infierno-Purgatorio-Paraíso, Bienaventuranza

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/09/2012 to 06/10/2012
Presentation :
On 06/10/2012 at 17:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Pep Aymerich
( Pep Aymerich, Quim Paredes )

"What do these words mean? I hope to make them felt through physical and poetic work to delve into the subject" In collaboration with Quim Paredes, among others.



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Black Sun

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 04/06/2012 to 09/06/2012
Presentation :
On 09/06/2012 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Raffaella Giordano, María Muñoz
( Raffaella Giordano, María Muñoz )

Raffaella Giordano and María Muñoz met after taking part in the contemporary dance training project Scritture in Italy, directed by Raffaella. Both were immediately keen to collaborate but it is only now that they have the chance to work on this first laboratory, which is planned to be continued in 2013, finishing with a performance at Marseille 2013, European Capital of Culture.

Both Raffaella Giordano and María Muñoz have long careers as dancers and choreographers and are well known both in Europe and other parts of the world. They are both also especially concerned to pass on their artistic experience to new generations. In Black Sun their two languages approach each other for the first time, a first pooling of two creative worlds of great strength and poetry. Pep Ramis will document and contribute artistically to this first encounter.



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El tercer hivern

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 30/04/2012 to 03/05/2012
Presentation :
On 03/05/2012 at 20:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Mal Pelo
( Leo Castro, Joan Català, Enric Fàbregas, Jordi Galí, María Muñoz, Federica Porello, Pep Ramis, Roser Tutusaus, Neus Villà )

This is the third laboratory for the creation and communication of artistic knowledge and language, a project launched in 2010 with the aim of setting up a space to teach directly about the experience and practice of creation. The idea lies somewhere between the training of performers and a search for artistic language. In recent years Mal Pelo have formed long term relationships with performers and creators with established artistic careers, in order to familiarise them with the company's working methods and be able to carry out ongoing laboratory work in which questions and suggestions will arise from both individual and group experience.



2011
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una canción, un intérprete, un espacio ( VIDEODANZA )

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 02/12/2011 to 10/12/2011
Presentation :
On 10/12/2011 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

NU2s
( Núria Font, Guillermo Pascual )

El Laboratorio de NU2s 2011 en L'Animal a l'esquena, encuentro anual de investigación entorno la danza y su relación con los medios se propone para la edición de este año convertirse también en un laboratorio de creación y producción. La idea es que durante el Laboratorio se produzcan 5 piezas de entre 3 y 4 minutos basadas en una propuesta que articula la relación entre ellas: una canción, un intérprete, un espacio... y una cámara.



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Entre Cielo y tierra (Bhum !)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 30/09/2011 to 01/10/2011
Presentation :
On 30/09/2011 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 01/10/2011 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Jordi Galí
( Jordi Galí, Pep Aymerich, Pep Ramis, Xavier Bobés )

Presentation of Laboratoy directed by Jordi Galí with the collaboration of Pep Aymerich, Pep Ramis and Xavi Bobés.



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LAB MóNICA VALENCIANO

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/07/2011 to 20/07/2011

Mónica Valenciano
( Mónica Valenciano )

In 2006 Mónica Valenciano participated in the activities of L'Animal with the project "Un pescador con subtítulos" (a fisherman with subtitles). She collaborated in this project with the cinema maker Chus Domínguez and the video maker and choreographer Olga Mesa. In this process they worked on the interrelation between body, poetic architecture and image. After this work many professionals were interested in knowing about the key concepts Monica Valenciano uses in her work.

This laboratory aims at offering an encounter between Mónica Valenciano and a reduced group of professionals to interchange ideas on the tools she explores and uses in her work.

As well as her activity within the dance world, Mónica Valenciano has developed a type of poetic language through her poems and drawings. Fragmentation, repetition, fragility, scribble, whisper, suggestion... these are words which belong to her creative universe.

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2010
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Nuevos retos tecnológicos para la grabación, proyección y difusión de imágenes

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 29/11/2010 to 04/12/2010
Presentation :
On 04/12/2010 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

NU2'S
( NU2'S )

The laboratory organized by NU2'S every year at L'animal a l'esquena is an activity focused on the research, learning and debate on new technologies applied to dance.

This annual laboratory usually chooses a topic around which the research elements and debate sessions are focused. In parallel, several artists are invited in order to contribute with new points of view and information around these elements. The aim this year is to center the attention on new image recording technologies (3D, lowcost systems- video and online TV-, new formats for stage image showing, etc.)

Last editions have been focused on interactive technology but the idea this year is to return to the essence of movement image and the new challenges raised by professional formats for image creation and by the wide range of dissemination and showing possibilities, both in the stage or exhibition frames and in the film or in the on-line dissemination fields. The technological tools needed will be analyzed and discovered and other questions will be raised related to the creation with the body and movement as subject or around the shift in the ways of looking in cinema or video imposed by the Contemporary Culture.

The laboratory starts with an open call for participants which results will be announced in July. NU2's will select around 10 projects among all the applications that will be sharing a week of work in residence at L'animal a l'esquena. Once the group of artist participating in each project is set up, NU2's will contact experts from different fields – film-makers, visual artists, technologists, choreographs, dancers, musicians, that will be invited to participate and help in the development of the projects.



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La esperanza de vida de una liebre

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 01/11/2010 to 06/11/2010
Presentation :
On 06/11/2010 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

María Muñoz, Pep Ramis
( María Muñoz, Pep Ramis )

In previous occasions Mal Pelo has already organized research laboratories focused on future creations (An el silenci, 2003, Testinoni de llops, 2006, Jukebox, 2009, Amadou 2009 and He visto caballos, 2008). These are encounters where a first approach is made to certain starting ideas and ways of focusing the work.

We propose the creation laboratory La esperanza de vida de una liebre
("A hare's life expectancy") for 2010.


This project is framed in a general idea of transmitting María Muñoz and Pep Ramis' artistic language developed by the company all along its career.



2009
Instalaciones interactivas entorno al cuerpo y el movimiento

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 23/11/2009 to 29/11/2009
Presentation :
On 28/11/2009 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

NU2's
( Núria Font )

NU2's proposes an international meeting of artists from different disciplines who are interested in developing theoretical and practical aspects around the use interactive tools that focus on the body and movement as their main object.
This year's event will pay special attention to exhibition-based projects. It is aimed at artists and collectives who have a work in progress or an idea they are waiting to develop, and are interested in sharing and analysing their work with the other participants.
A professional team of experts in the use of systems, software designers, choreographers and visual artists will contribute to the research project with the intention of helping the projects to move forward.

The Laboratory is organised by NU2's in collaboration with l'Animal a l'esquena in the framework of the euroregional project Corpus Media.
Registration is free and the organisation will cover accommodation and living expensed for participating artists. Interested artists should contact NU2's by sending an email to info info@nu2s.org, and NU2's will evaluate submissions based on the projects and the professional and educational background of the artists.



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Ausente pero susceptible de volver

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 11/08/2009 to 15/08/2009

Rabih Mroué
( Rabih Mroué )

This lab-workshop intensive by Rabih Mroué (Lebanese actor, director, dramaturge, and writer) proposes working with the idea of absence from a point of reflecting on the ways in which we relate to the themes of disappearance, emptiness, memory, rumors, war, and death. Open to a small group of performers, theater and dance-makers, writers, and dramaturges, the work sessions will attempt to bring together these aforementioned questions through the experiences and personal circumstances of the participants.

This lab is part of the apap network and the project Autonomía y complejidad.





Memoria-Lugar-Inscripción

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 06/05/2009 to 10/05/2009
Presentation :
On 10/05/2009 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Ric Allsopp
( Ric Allsopp )

A five day intensive practical and theoretical Lab workshop about different approaches to textual practices in collaboration with the MA Program MACAPD (L'animal a l'esquena / University of Girona). This Lab was led by Ric Allsopp and was open for artists and professionals from different disciplines to participate.

The Lab focused on the relationships between writing (using found, remembered, and existing texts); the physical experience of place (in process in everyday and local environments); and the construction of personal and public memory (as textual practice). Participants were involved in making book, page and sound works, presenting 'small memories' for the public that are derived from embodied experience and found or assembled materials. The workshop started with recent and historical examples of textual practice and performance.



2008
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A (d'aigua)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 15/12/2008 to 24/12/2008
Presentation :
On 20/12/2008 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Kònic Thtr
( Rosa Sánchez, Alain Baumann, María Muñoz )

Kònic Thtr invites the catalan choreographer María Muñoz to visit its universe (technological devices, audio-visual displays and music) and to revisit the own one (choreography), through a crossing experience of research and creation: new technology-choreography-interpretation-music.

This activity is part of the process of research-creation which will be presented within the frame of the Festival IDN at the Mercat de les Flors in January 2009.



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Herramientas digitales interactivas en escena

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/11/2008 to 25/11/2008
Presentation :
On 22/11/2008 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

NU2's
( Núria Font )

As part of its larger project to contribute to the development of theoretical reflection and practical uses of interactive digital media in performance projects, NU2's is organising another international workshop for artists from different disciplines who are interested in sharing, analysing and developing ideas based on projects currently in progress.



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Tuning

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 21/10/2008 to 02/11/2008
Presentation :
On 31/10/2008 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Lisa Nelson
( Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Scott Smith, Peter Hulton, Philip Jeck, Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

The Tuning project is a meeting place between scenic artists (Lisa Nelson, Scott Smith, Philip Jeck, Steve Paxton, Peter Hulton, Pep Ramis and María Muñoz) to investigate the basic premise of dance on stage through the tools the Tuning Scores that Lisa Nelson has developed in the last 20 years.With key players including Nelson and Scott Smith, the scores are a communication framework for ensemble collaboration.

Where does the dance image come from-dancer, choreographer or viewer? Is there a unified experience of a dance event we-performer and spectator-can agree upon? As performers, what is the relationship between our spectator-selves, our composer-selves and our performing-selves?



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Como los cielos giran / Visiones del cuerpo ritual

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 07/10/2008 to 12/10/2008
Presentation :
On 08/10/2008 at 20:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (CONCERT) (Celrà)
On 10/10/2008 at 20:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (CONCERT) (Celrà)

Toni Serra
( Toni Serra, Carme Torrent, Toni Cots, Oruç Guvenç )

L'animal a l'esquena fosters other ways of seeing in which tradition, thought and practice flow together in a space of reflection and exhibition about the body and its contexts. Toni Serra will coordinate this dialogue with L'animal a l'esquena.

Public concerts at 8 p.m. at L'animal a l'esquena:
- Wednesday October 8th, with Mohammed El Bouzidi (Marrakech): Gnawa ritual and music.
- Friday October 10th, with Oruç Guvenç (Turkey): Sufi and shamanic dance.





2007
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Katrina Brown

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 26/11/2007 to 05/12/2007
Presentation :
On 05/12/2007 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Katrina Brown
( Katrina Brown )

Katrina Brown (NL/UK) in collaboration with invited artists worked on the dialogues between drawing and movement, thinking and body, process and form. Simultaneously, Katrina Brown led different workshops in Celrà for children of 6 to 10 years of age, based on her movement research. The workshops took place in collaboration with the pedagogic team of the Municipal Dance School of Celrà (EMDC).



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Hipermembrana

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 28/05/2007 to 02/06/2007
Presentation :
On 02/06/2007 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Marcel·lí Antúnez
( Marcel·lí Antúnez )

Marcel·lí Antúnez will further develop his project Hipermembrana that belongs to a wider project: Membrane. Hipermembrana is a performance that uses interactive audiovisual media and different interfaces that are presented in the space by means of a multi-screening and interactive light system, aiming at recoveing the emotive capacity of both the image and the sound as a critical and subversive element.



2006
Pur et Dur

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 01/08/2006 to 14/09/2006
Presentation :
On 14/09/2006 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Mark Tompkins, Cia IDA
( Mark Tompkins, Cia IDA )

This lab was the first research period for a new show ANIMAL Pur et Dur, the third part of a trilogy called ANIMAL. The original inspiration for the ANIMAL came out in 2003 during a presentation in L'animal a l'esquena. In this laboratory men and women met for the first time.



El cuerpo como práctica textual

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/07/2006 to 22/07/2006
Presentation :
On 22/07/2006 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Ric Allsopp
( Ric Allsopp )

Third part of the research workshop conducted by Ric Allsopp and analysis of the textual practice in the context of the Contemporary interdisciplinar creation. This workshop proposes an approach to the processes and works of the different artists taking part in the workshop who come from different areas and practices through the exploration of the relationships among writing, body and the construction of the personal and public memory.



Escena Aumentada

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 29/05/2006 to 11/06/2006
Presentation :
On 10/06/2006 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Kònic Thtr
( Kònic Thtr )

Kònic Thtr investigated the relationship among the software, the interactive communication language mechanisms and the choreographic languages used in the performing practice. It was a collaboration between Alain Baumann who guided the investigation with the choreographer Rosa Sánchez.



2005
La Memoria como práctica textual

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 05/12/2005 to 11/12/2005

Ric Allsopp
( Ric Allsopp )

Laboratory about Writing-Body-Memory conducted by Ric Allsopp. This laboratory was the continuation of the workshop held in April. In this occasion the laboratory had the participation of the same attendees with the aim of deepening on the exploration of the relations between writing, body, and the construction of the personal and public memory.



The Open Book

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 23/09/2005 to 02/10/2005
Presentation :
On 30/09/2005 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Julyen Hamilton, Saso Podgorsek, Pep Ramis
( Julyen Hamilton, Saso Podgorsek, Pep Ramis )

Investigation laboratory directed by Julyen Hamilton. 'The Open Book' was a laboratory where the choreographer/visual artist Pep Ramis (Catalunya), the video/film producer Saso Podgorsek (Slovenia), and the creator/dance improviser Julyen Hamilton (UK/Catalunya), had freedom to decide and create through dialog and from silence and observation.



El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/09/2005 to 22/09/2005

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Workshop – laboratory carried out by the Company Mal Pelo. In this workshop a work pattern was used which allowed each person to achieve a study and a thinking over about the relation between the column and the extremities, weight use, suspension, and the use of momentum to achieve trajectory changes and the possibilities of movement from the extremities natural way of moving about.



El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar.

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 12/09/2005 to 16/09/2005

Mal Pelo
( María Muñoz, Pep Ramis )

Workshop – laboratory carried out by the Company Mal Pelo. In this workshop a work pattern was used which allowed each person to achieve a study and thinking about the relationship between the column and the extremities, the use of weight, suspension, and the use of momentum in order to achieve trajectory changes and the possibilities of movement from the joints natural moves.



La Memoria como práctica textual

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 09/04/2005 to 15/04/2005
Presentation :
On 15/04/2005 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Ric Allsopp
( Ric Allsopp )

Workshop about Writing-body-memory conducted by Ric Allsopp. In this intensive workshop relations between writing (using texts made, remembered and existing), the body (in the day to day process and in the local scope), the personal memory construction and the public one (as a textual practice) were explored.



Tuning

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/03/2005 to 24/03/2005
Presentation :
On 24/03/2005 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Lisa Nelson
( Lisa Nelson, Scott Smith, Charlie Morrisey, Carme Renalies, Antonjia Livingstone, Pep Ramis, Julyen Hamilton )

Creation Laboratory. The project Tuning was a meeting place for 6 artists from the scenic and musical arts at L'animal a l'esquena whose purpose was to search the fundamentals of dance in the scene through instruments related to Tuning Scores by Lisa Nelson.

Documentación: Julyen Hamilton



2004
El cuarto en el que...

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 13/09/2004 to 18/09/2004

Julyen Hamilton
( Julyen Hamilton )

Workshop–laboratory given by Julyen Hamilton (England – Fontcoberta, Girona), who analysed the use of the chamber as an antagonistic and catalyst in the performance process.



El cuerpo como imagen cultural

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 03/05/2004 to 08/05/2004
Presentation :
On 08/05/2004 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Toni Cots, Leire Llano, Alessandro Quaranta
( Toni Cots, Leire Llano, Alessandro Quaranta )

Vídeolab which was developed at the same time during the second week of the get together 'The community as an identity', coordinated by Toni Cots and the creators of video and media Leire Llano (Barcelona) and Alessandro Quaranta (Italy). Activity organized together with 'Espai de Música i Dansa de Barcelona (Generalitat de Catalunya)' (Space of Music and dancing in Barcelona) and with the collaboration 'Centre Cultural de La Mercè (Ajuntament de Girona)' (Mercè Cultural Centre). Part of the program Danza / Conflicto.



La comunidad como identidad.

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 26/04/2004 to 05/05/2004
Presentation :
On 01/05/2004 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Lisa Nelson, María Muñoz
( Lisa Nelson, María Muñoz )

With the aim of opening artistic processes of get together and creation from different cultures and artistic experiences that form the shared space Euro-Arab opened to the Mediterranean. 14 creators from Turkey, Palestine, Italy, France and Spain were invited to the residential. The first week of the get together was coordinated by Lisa Nelson (USA) and María Muñoz (Celrà, Girona).



2003
Impro-Lab

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 29/09/2003 to 04/10/2003
Presentation :
On 04/10/2003 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Katie Duck & Magpie
( Katie Duck & Magpie )

Workshop conducted by Katie Duck & Magpie focused on improvisation for choreographers as well as for performers.

Presentation to the general public: Magpie Music Dance Company and OVNI (Non-identified video observation) - Babylonia Archives.



2002
On a remplacé les coqs

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 07/12/2002 to 08/12/2002

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, Vera Bilbija, Constanza Brncic, Jordi Casanovas, Sandra Carré, Ernesto Collado, Enric Fàbregas, Jorge Jauregui, Carmen Larraz, María Muñoz, Marco Regueiro, Xisco Segura, Mireia Serra )




Creación e Imagen

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/10/2002 to 18/10/2002
Presentation :
On 19/10/2002 at 20:00 in Sant Domenech (Girona)

Núria Font
( Núria Font )

Workshop based on a critical analysis and observation of different ways of bonding image and dance developed in paralell to the laboratory "Entre les côtes de la balêine". The participants of the workshop took part in some of the sessions with the lab's artists.



Partituras en movimiento

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/10/2002 to 18/10/2002
Presentation :
On 17/10/2002 at 19:00 in La Fontana d'Or (Girona)

Alessandro Certini, Julyen Hamilton, Steve Noble, Steve Paxton, Pep Ramis, Andrés Corchero, Núria Font
( Alessandro Certini, Julyen Hamilton, Steve Noble, Steve Paxton, Pep Ramis, Andrés Corchero, Núria Font )

Seminar–laboratory about the contemporary creation, the main objective of which, was to combine the creative work of a group of dancers, choreographers and musicians, invited to L'animal a l'esquena to develop an open process, supervised by a professional group of observers of this process development, within a certain period of time and a determined location. The lab ended with the presentation on stage of "Entre les côtes de la baleine" within the Festival Temporada Alta 2002.



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Entre les côtes de la baleine

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/10/2002 to 18/10/2002
Presentation :
On 19/10/2002 at 22:00 in Sant Domenech (Girona)

Alessandro Certini, Julyen Hamilton, Steve Noble, Steve Paxton, Pep Ramis, Andrés Corchero
( Núria Font, María Muñoz, Ramón Rey )

Creation laboratory where 7 international creators met to be able to explore and analyse the processes in relation to creating and thus add another experience to their own methodology, allowing influences from the others.




Investigación Patrícia Lama

La Fontana d'Or (Girona)
From 01/10/2002 to 07/10/2002

Patrícia Lamas
( Patrícia Lamas )

Investigation project put forward by Patrícia Lamas (performer), to shelter different creators from different places around Madrid.



El cuerpo reinventado

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 01/07/2002

Andrés Corchero
( Feliu Formosa, Joan Saura )

An approximation to body and word). Summer course with the collaboration of 'Fundació Innovació i Formació, Universitat de Girona' (Foundation for innovation and formation of Girona University), by Andrés Corchero. Collaborators: Feliu Formosa (writer and dramaturg), Joan Saura (musician).