Workshops 
2017
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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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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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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.



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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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2016
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Teatro Bastardo (Bastard Theater)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 19/09/2016 to 23/09/2016

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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Tools for Action

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 12/09/2016 to 16/09/2016

Mal Pelo
( María Muñoz, Pep Ramis )

Pep Ramis and Maria Muñoz will offer a workshop where you can experience the mechanisms of action and what they can unleash. A look at movement and body-writing in action.
Precision, duration, commitment, intensities, silence, absences, presences, punctuation, habitability, capitulation, phrasiing, lineality, timing, musicality, rhythm and writing 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 activate a mechanism.

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Curso-Laboratorio de Pep Ramis / Mal Pelo

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 11/01/2016 to 15/01/2016

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo, Pep Ramis )

Pep Ramis offers a workshop where you can experience the mechanisms of action and what they can unleash. A look at movement and body-writing in action.
Precision, duration, commitment, intensities, silence, absences, presences, punctuation, habitability, capitulation, phrasiing, lineality, timing, musicality, rhythm and writing 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 activate a mechanism.

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2015
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Bailar la cámara

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

Núria Font
( Núria Font )

Meeting-workshop to experiment with the camera in motion, with Leo Castro, Neus Villà and Núria Font. What happens if the person operating the camera is a dancer who takes techniques used for controlling the body and applies them to make the camera “dance”?



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El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 25/05/2015 to 29/05/2015

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Pep Ramis and María Muñoz offer an introduction to the working method they use in their approach to movement and to the idea and practice of pause-silence. From silence to movement through improvisation born of a chain of decisions in which life experiences, our senses and the possibility of imagining all play a part.

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2014
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Teatro Bastardo

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 15/09/2014 to 19/09/2014

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.

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DIRECT CONTACT :
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El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 08/09/2014 to 12/09/2014

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Pep Ramis and María Muñoz offer an introduction to the working method they use in their approach to movement and to the idea and practice of pause-silence. From silence to movement through improvisation born of a chain of decisions in which life experiences, our senses and the possibility of imagining all play a part.

We shall spend five days on a specific study of some of the key aspects of how Mal Pelo understand movement and creation: the spine as a central axis, working from the extremities, perception of the architecture of one's own body in space, precision in writing, density and intensity, inhabiting gestures and movement in the present moment. This workshop will attempt to look more deeply into the use of the basic tools with which each of us confronts his or her limits and capacity.

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2013
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El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 07/10/2013 to 11/10/2013

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.

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El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 16/09/2013 to 20/09/2013

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.

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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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2012
Tunning Scores – composition, communications and the sense of imagination

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 10/12/2012 to 14/12/2012

Lisa Nelson
( Lisa Nelson )

A multi-sensorial approach to the questions: what do we 'see' when we look at dance? what do we 'see' from within the dance?' The scores offer inner and outer communication tools and practices that make apparent the ways each of us sense and make sense of movement. Initiating a playful and rigorous dialogue-in-action about space, time, movement, and the innate desire to compose our experience. Performers/creators of all disciplines (dance, music, visual art, theater) are welcome.

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El Silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 15/10/2012 to 19/10/2012

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.

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PASSING THROUGH

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 09/10/2012 to 13/10/2012

David Zambrano
( David Zambrano )

We will be working toward defining a shared but invisible space punctuated by "pathways", the group of dancers creates its own dynamic, flexible and complex language without needing to designate a leader. Several bodies interact spontaneously and harmoniously, as though a single conscience were guiding them.
The passing through takes students through various exercises to manifest Zambrano's philosophy that movement needs no leader in creation. The students will create dynamics that will be flexible and complex at the same time, getting the group to fit tight together, yet always keeping doors open for the unpredictable. The group moves constantly, transforming the environment of the dance. The students work to see the room full of pathways – infinite pathways passing through the walls, the floor, the bodies. These pathways go in any direction and are filled with curves, large medium and small curves. Thus the passing through is created into a spontaneous composition. When the group becomes one mind, it can never get lost, it is always going some where. There is never one person leading or following, every one is leading or following, depending on the situation. The whole group is constantly traveling.
This workshop is very physical. Whoever wants to take it, she/he must know that we are moving our thoughts all day.

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El Silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/09/2012 to 21/09/2012

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.

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El Silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/06/2012 to 22/06/2012

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.

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El proceso del deseo

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 16/01/2012 to 20/01/2012

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis )

A workshop on desire, creation and edition of materials for stage. Writing, reading, meaning, time, silence, context, ritual, representation, aesthetics... will be some of the terms we will deal with and observe together. Others' desires and composition parameters are most surely not my own ones...

Each of us is a unique combination, a particular throw of dice, a manner in which life is presented. Life in each one of us is a degree of potency, it is not something fixed and given forever, but, something continuously becoming, growing and diminishing. These different movements of becoming are personal, they are not guided by identities.

"We are not all moved by the same precepts, nor will we feel attracted by the same concepts... Becoming is a process of desire". (G. Deleuze)

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2011
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El Silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 12/09/2011 to 16/09/2011

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.

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El Silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 13/06/2011 to 16/06/2011

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.

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El Silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/01/2011 to 21/01/2011

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.

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2010
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Taller Mal Pelo

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 06/09/2010 to 10/09/2010

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.

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Taller Mal Pelo

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 22/02/2010 to 26/02/2010

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.




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Taller Mal Pelo

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/01/2010 to 22/01/2010

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.



2009
Espacio y silencio  -  creándolos, utilizándolos y creando más

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 30/11/2009 to 04/12/2009

Julyen Hamilton
( Julyen Hamilton )

'For a number of years SPACE has been of central interests to me, both as performer/dance-maker and as teacher.

Its nature, how we perceive it, its emotionality and how it's inherent power in the theatrical setting enables the performer and audience to share sensation and imagination.

And in the VOICE work which is a radical element of my performances deals with the action of 'making silence' and using it both acoustically and visually. The work deals with the dual nature of 'silence' in terms of acoustics and vision.

In this week's workshop we will work with both of these elements, how they coexist within the action of making dances spontaneously.'



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El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 19/10/2009 to 23/10/2009

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.



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Taller Mal Pelo

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 22/09/2009 to 26/09/2009

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.



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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.



El Silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 02/02/2009 to 06/02/2009

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.



2008
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Tuning Scores (Partituras de afinación)- Composición y el sentido de la Imaginación

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 03/11/2008 to 07/11/2008

Lisa Nelson
( Lisa Nelson )

Performing artists of all disciplines welcome.

This research focuses on the physical base of the imagination. Composition, communication, and performance are the subjects. By altering the way we use our senses while moving and watching movement, we can begin to identify the genetic, cultural and idiosyncratic movement patterns our senses use to construct our experience. These patterns both inform our desire for action and what we see when we are attending to anything. Tuning scores offer tools for communication that cross disciplinary lines and give insight into and practice of performance and dance-making processes.




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El Silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 13/10/2008 to 17/10/2008

Mal Pelo
( Pep Ramis, María Muñoz )

Mal Pelo suggests working on their method of approaching movement and the idea of the silent pause. Using improvisation that materializes from a series of decisions based upon our experiences, our senses, and our capacity to imagine, provides the journey from silence to movement.




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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.





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Taller a cargo de Mal Pelo

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/02/2008 to 22/02/2008

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Mal Pelo offers a practical approach to its method of handling the scene, including reflection and technical schooling on the possibilities of movement.



Taller a cargo de Mal Pelo

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/01/2008 to 18/01/2008

Mal Pelo
( María Muñoz, Pep Ramis )

Mal Pelo offers a practical approach to its method of handling the scene, including reflection and technical schooling on the possibilities of movement.




2007
Steve Paxton

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 29/10/2007 to 03/11/2007

Steve Paxton
( Steve Paxton )

This workshop focused on issues and questions related to improvisation and the techniques based on the body gravity, weight, spine and movement. Elena Oña was in charge of the documentation of the workshop during her first period of work at L'animal a l'esquena archive.




El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/09/2007 to 21/09/2007

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

The workshop is a practical approach to the working method that Mal Pelo uses in their approach to the movement, the creative act and the idea and practice of pause-silence. Going from silence to movement by means of improvising. Improvisation originated in a chain of decisions where the accumulated life experiences, the senses and the possibility to imagine are part of it.



El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 04/06/2007 to 08/06/2007

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

The workshop is a practical approach to Mal Pelo's working method for movement and the creative act, establishing a work based on the learning process about the relationship between the column and the extremities, the possibilities of the movement, the use of the weight, etc.



2006
Inhabiting the gap

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/11/2006 to 01/12/2006

Nik Haffner
( Nik Haffner )

The aim of this workshop was to examine the potential generated by the temporal and spatial "gaps"generated in the movement improvisation. The workshop gave rise to the following questions: "what is a "gap"?, is it a simple pause, a gap?, how to get these gaps, once located in a precise way, make more intense the perception and improve the material generated by the movement around continuously improvised?



La gramática del movimiento

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 01/11/2006 to 05/11/2006

Mónica Valenciano
( Mónica Valenciano )

Workshop-Laboratory conducted by Mónica Valenciano composed of a physical and technical training basis and a practical study on composition. Movement was dealt as a sound writing of the body, starting from the use of the breathing focused to the training of the movement, space and voice physical connections.



Cuerpo Múltiple

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 02/10/2006 to 06/10/2006

Opiyo Okach
( Opiyo Okach )

Creation workshop lead by Opiyo Okach . In this workshop Opiyo Okach shared with the participants the experience of multiplicity as she understands it in her own work. Taking as the basis the framework of her own current piece 'Shift...centre', she invited the participants of the workshop to explore questions related with body, space, perception and presentation.



El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 19/09/2006 to 23/09/2006

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

Workshop-Laboratory taught by Members of Mal Pelo Company.

For more than two years, Mal Pelo's creation works have been processes shared by Pep Ramis and María Muñoz. With their seminars Mal Pelo makes and approach to movement and to the creative work, establishing a reflection work around the topics proposed in the practical exercises.



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.



Tuning Scores (Partituras de afinación)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/11/2005 to 18/11/2005

Lisa Nelson
( Lisa Nelson )

Intensive workshop with Lisa Nelson. This course investigated the physical bases of imagination through composition, communication and performance.



El espacio dentro y fuera del cuerpo

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 31/10/2005 to 05/11/2005

Hisako Horikawa
( Hisako Horikawa )

Intensive workshop located in the natural scope of 'L'animal a l'esquena' directed by the creator and dancer Hisako Horikawa. In this workshop were achieved various creation techniques linked to mainly oriental traditional working tools in relation to body outdoor and indoor spaces. Working days were scheduled in various timetables during the day but considering the night as a possibility to search for creativity.



Animación coreográfica.

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 10/10/2005 to 16/10/2005
Presentation :
On 16/10/2005 at 17:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

NU2's, Santi Fort
( María Muñoz, Joan Baixas )

This workshop met dance creators and artists that work in the 3D animation field and other conventional techniques to exchange, explore and investigate movement and the choreographic space through animation. This workshop was an initiative of NU2'S association and Santi Fort from the Pompeu Fabra University.



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.



2004
Movimiento y dígitos

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 20/10/2004 to 24/10/2004
Presentation :
On 24/10/2004 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Núria Font
( Núria Font, Scott deLahunta, Carol Brown, Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Rosa Sánchez, Alain Baumann, Margie Medlin, Isabelle Choinière, Àngels Margarit, Carme Torrent, Oriol Blanch, Jaime del Val, Gregorio García, Toni Mira, Florence Corin )

Cycle of debating, seminars and workshops directed by different multimedia creators and international choreographers to analyse the different interactive digital tools that are nowadays applied to scenic projects and compositions. Directed by Núria Font.



El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 20/09/2004 to 25/09/2004

Mal Pelo
( María Muñoz, Pep Ràmis, Isabel de Naverán, Roser López Espinosa )

Workshop–laboratory conducted by the dance company Mal Pelo (Celrà, Girona) which thought over the relation between the column and the extremities, weight use, suspension and the use of momentum. The workshop enjoyed the presence of Isabel de Naverán and of Roser López Espinosa, who ran a writing work parallel to the practice.



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.



Rastros y memoria.

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 12/07/2004 to 17/07/2004

Nik Haffner, Thomas McManus
( Nik Haffner, Thomas McManus )

Course carried out by Nik Haffner and Thomas McManus, who explored the memory related to the body and the scenic art. Organized together with the professorship UNESCO of Girona University.



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
Dado un espacio de tiempo.

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 12/10/2003 to 17/10/2003
Presentation :
On 17/10/2003 at 19:00 in ()

Mark Tompkins
( Mark Tompkins )

Workshop conducted by Mark Tompkins who developed a series of improvisation structures and games from internal and external concentration, simultaneous time, state changes and the relationships between observer and actor, either as a performer or as spectator, with the aim of opening and sharpening sensations and perceptions. How to avoid the overweight?, how to be aware in an active way?, how to do nothing and, despite that, to perform?


Presentation to the general public of Mark Topmkins' workshop and OVNI (Non-identified video observation): "Fes, interior city".



Ankoku Butoh

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 06/10/2003 to 11/10/2003
Presentation :
On 11/10/2003 at 18:59 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Natsu Nakajima
( Natsu Nakajima )

Workshop of representation and presence. Processes and techniques conducted by Natsu Nakajima.

Presentation to the general public Natsu Nakajima's workshop and OVNI (Non-identified video observation) "Kings with Straw Matts".



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.



Compartir coreografia

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 03/07/2003 to 06/07/2003

Scott deLahunta, Toni Cots
( Scott deLahunta, Toni Cots )

Summer course about the theory and methods of dance. The course suggested combining reading, drawing, writing, movement, analysis and discussion with the aim of exploring a series of methodical choreographies. Co-organised with 'Professorship UNESCO' of Girona University by Scott deLahunta and Toni Cots.



2002
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.



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).



Tuning Scores (Partituras de afinación)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 25/03/2002 to 01/04/2002

Lisa Nelson
( Peter Hulton, Núria Font )

Workshop conducted by Lisa Nelson, about the composition, the comunication and the meaning of the imagination. The always present question of, what do we look at when we are observing dance; the objective is to make our view visible.

The workshop also had the daily participation of Peter Hulton and ocassionally of Núria Font. They were invited to coordinate this workshop with the Seminar of Reflection about Documentation, Archive and Dissemination of the Process of Creativity that was carried out during the second week of the activities cycle.



2001
Encuentro con Hisako

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 01/11/2001

Hisako Horikawa
( Hisako Horikawa, Andrés Corchero, Constanza Brncic )

A get together about improvisation and commentary with Hisako Horikawa, co-founder of Body Weather Laboratory together with Min Tanaka and Maïuku, butoh dance company (Japan) organized by Andrés Cordero.



El silencio y la posibilidad de imaginar.

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/09/2001 to 22/09/2001

Mal Pelo
( María Muñoz, Pep Ramis )

Improvisation workshop conducted by members of the 'Mal Pelo' company, María Muñoz and Pep Ramis.



Una mirada sobre el torso

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 08/09/2001 to 14/09/2001

Steve Paxton
( Steve Paxton )

Improvisation workshop conducted by Steve Paxton, who explored the relation between the natural forces and the structural considerations the dancer has. A research about the organs, the bones and the centre of gravity.