L’animal Tardor (L’Animal Autumn) is the umbrella for the activities we plan for September and October, around the central theme of Creation, Nature and Science (Technology).

Work to encourage activity, involvement and communication in a non-urban environment brings with it a process of dialogue between many different factors, a process of constant reaffirmation. After ten years’ experience on a project like L’animal a l’esquena, in its unique setting where farm work goes hand in hand with creation, we want to deepen our relationships with our immediate context through dialogue and the contributions of local and international collaborators, creating a network of similar projects in many countries, where there are associations and centres working to carve new visions based on a scientific approach to creation in marginal places, each in their specific terrain.

The idea is that the activities planned for L’animal Tardor should allow concerns arising from the relationship between science, nature and creation to be aired. New horizons include visibility, social participation and diversity of discourse. What is the countryside? Where does the city end? Are they opposites? How can we make use of the layers of our relationship with nature today. Is creation different in a non-urban environment? We shall cast a scientific, creative and practical eye over a changing environment that still has much to tell us about our social and political stratification.

The activities of L’animal Tardor include moments of reflection, creation, experiment and social interaction. We hope, with the first ever Bhum! event, to showcase creative work in a place that brings together our three central themes: Creation, Nature and Science.

Autumn program
 L'animal Tardor 
2016
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Celebrating the inauguration of the restored porch of Mas Espolla

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 19/11/2016
Presentation :
On 19/11/2016 at 23:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

varis
( varis )

On 19th November we would like to celebrate with you the restoration of the porch at Mas Espolla, a space that has seen many shared moments. The threshing floor and porch have been emblems of our BHUM! Festivities and the scene of many conversations with guest artists at L’animal a l’esquena.

The porch needed revitalising and we have rebuilt it. With this party, L’animal reaffirms its commitment to carrying on its annual programme of events and also to holding another BHUM! in the future. Renovation means reinventing ourselves, making ourselves stronger and more beautiful. This is the spirit in which we want to re-inhabit our – your – porch.



2013
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BHUM ! 3

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 23/09/2013 to 05/10/2013

varis
( varis )

L'animal Tardor is the umbrella for a programme of activities centred around Creation, Nature and Science (technology) and other projects from 16th September to 5th October.

The activities of L'animal Tardor aim to address the concerns arising from the relationship between science, nature and creation. New horizons include visibility, social participation and diversity of discourse. When we talk about the arts and their territory, we need to talk about the margins and an attempt at decentralisation. The tasks of stimulation, participation and communication in a non-urban environment require dialogue and a constant process of doubt, questioning and reaffirmation. We take a scientific, creative and practical view of a changing environment that can still teach us a great deal about our social and political structures. The activities of L'animal Tardor include moments of reflection, creation, experiment and social gathering.



2012
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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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Bhum ! 2

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

Andrés Corchero, Oguri, Pep Aymerich, Quim Paredes, Marta Izquierdo, Samuel Pajand, Neil Harbisson, Moon Ribas, David Zambrano, Baro d'Evel circus Company, Piero Steiner, Enric Ases, Quiteria Muñoz, Taxecs, loscorderos.sc
( Andrés Corchero, Oguri, Pep Aymerich, Quim Paredes, Marta Izquierdo, Samuel Pajand, Neil Harbisson, Moon Ribas, David Zambrano, Baro d'Evel circus Company, Piero Steiner, Enric Ases, Quiteria Muñoz, Taxecs, loscorderos.sc )

PROGRAMME








Outdoors
17:30 Neil Harbisson A walk to discover the colors of Mas Espolla
18:15 Baró d'evel Cirk Camille Decourtye and "Bonito", her horse
18:40 Oguri & Andrés Corchero My neighbor sky
19:20 Baró d'evel Cirk Blaï Mateu Trias, Camille Decourtye and Taïs Mateu
19:45 Pep Aymerich & Quim Paredes Infern-Purgatori-Paradís, Benaventurança
20:30 loscorderos.sc

Itinerary accompanied by the percussion of Taxeks

Bar + Tapas + Sandwiches ALL NIGHT

Mas Espolla*
In collaboration with VAD 1.0 Festival Internacional de Vídeo i Arts Digitals de Girona
Magalí Charrier Video projections from 17,30
21:30 and 22:00 Vicent Gisbert Fenster

The Studio*
22:30
Neil Harbisson & Moon Ribas Talking feet
David Zambrano My fire is still burning for you
Marta Izquierdo & Samuel Pajand My name is Britney Spears

The Porch
24:00
Quiteria Inglada
Losdoslos
Surprise Concert
Djs

Important: Bring some warm clothes !!!
*Limited seats



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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 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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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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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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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.

details





2011
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Creación, naturaleza, cuerpo y escritura

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 03/10/2011 to 08/10/2011
Presentation :
On 08/10/2011 at 11:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 08/10/2011 at 16:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Jennifer Monson, Simon Whitehead, Ric Allsopp, Simon Pershigetti, Enric Fàbregas, Idoia Zabaleta
( Jennifer Monson, Simon Whitehead, Ric Allsopp, Simon Pershigetti, Enric Fàbregas, Idoia Zabaleta )

During the seminar Creation, Nature, Body and Mind, we shall invite various artists, scientists and editors to share experiences of their current work with each other and an interested public. Though the projects they run are very different, they share an interest in the relationship between creation, nature as a context, the body and writing, concepts that L'animal a l'esquena will be dealing with in this new phase.

The focus of the seminar is to establish synergies and strategies to foster the relationship between theoretical and practical knowledge contributed by each of the participants. Over an intensive six day period the contents of each project will be presented, explicitly including a performance in the natural setting of L'animal a l'esquena, to make the thinking behind them more tangible. The seminar will take place behind closed doors for the first five days. The third day will be open to the public, to air the conclusions of the debate.

L'animal a l'esquena would like to establish an ongoing relationship with each of the participants and their projects in the near future, setting up working environments that encourage the exchange of practices and ideas as well as building local and international links.



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FESTA Bhum !

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 01/10/2011
Presentation :
On 01/10/2011 at 21:30 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Varis
( Andrés Corchero, Mónica Valenciano, Leo Castro, Los Corderos, Nico Baixas, Los dos Los, Pablo Rega, Jordi Casanovas, María Muñoz, Joan Baixas, Paca Rodrigo, Julyen Hamilton, Idoia Zabaleta, Enric Fàbregas, Jordi Bover, Xavier Pérez, Taxecs, Baro d'Evel circus Company, Núria Font, Kike Salgado, Sarah Anglada, Quiteria Muñoz )

Dinner (21:30)
Provided by Cuiners/es Solidari de Celrà
The amount collected will be delivered Constellation Pari sin a non-proffit association. Rural community of Yassi, Mali . upport's project of schooling of children

Bookings: info@lanimal.org

Programme of performances by various artists linked to L'animal a l'esquena's programme of residencies and laboratories,in and around Mas Espolla.

Live Music+ DJ'S Malicia de luxe + Bar

Meeting point at the new space HAIMA + Bar



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Laboratorio Funk (Bhum !)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 30/09/2011
Presentation :
On 30/09/2011 at 23:30 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Laboratorio Funk
( Laboratorio Funk )

Concert/audiovisual project by this collective with instrumental music and audiovisuals
This laboratory, which began in the mid 1990s at the height of raw funk, later evolved towards other sounds that take us to Kingston, Recife, London or New York. On this occasion LB FUNK offer their latest work, Sunk in LB FUNK, a journey through the world of references and inspirations that make up the band's imagination and that will help us understand the preoccupations and obsessions of this collective who have been experimenting in their own creative laboratory for over ten years now.



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Refugios, cabañas y otras construcciones efímeras (Bhum !)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 30/09/2011 to 02/10/2011
Presentation :
On 30/09/2011 at 19:30 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 01/10/2011 at 10:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 02/10/2011 at 12:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

l'animal a l'esquena
( l'animal a l'esquena )

30/09/2011 19:30 : Presentation of the construction project hosted this year by L'animal a l'esquena

"Un camí entre brugueres mena al vostre mas dins una soledat" ("El llapinot". Josep Sebastià i Pons)

01/10/2011 12:00 : Construction throughout the day with the participation of Celrà's people and anyone else who is interested.

02/10/2011 10:00 : Vermouth
Finishing toucnes to the construction Shelters, cabins and other ephemeral constructions



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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.