Creation Residence

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 03/01/2020 to 10/01/2020
Presentation :
On 10/01/2020 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Meritxell Colell
( Meritxell Colell )

Because sometimes love means knowing how to let go.

After 24 years sharing their professional and personal lives, Mónica and Colate are setting out on their last dance tour. At an altitude of 4000 metres, the desert of the Andes will test the limits of their relationship and of their bodies.

DUO is a van journey through the arid borderlands between Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. It is also a piece of contemporary dance set in schools and squares in remote villages. And an inner journey for two individuals trying to keep their balance as they come up against their physical and emotional limits.

Tools for Action

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 13/01/2020 to 17/01/2020

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

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.
The Mal Pelo workshops are given by the two co-directors of the company, without implying the presence of the two in each session.


 Creation Residence
On Goldberg Variations / Variations

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

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

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

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

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

 Creation Residence

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 23/01/2020 to 14/02/2020
Presentation :
On 13/02/2020 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Xavier Bobés
( Xavier Bobés )

ATTENTION: maximum capacity for 25 people, reservation required

Corpus presents the encounter between a sculpture, a manipulator of objects and a musician, in the hope of making room for the eloquence of silence and stillness. A fugue for three, unexpected counterpoint, a change of scale, so that, if only for an instant, the invisible can shine through.

Corpus explores the movement of a sculpture in relation to the body - human, animal or vegetable -, giving shape to the bond that everyone has with his or her “body object”, revealing its poetic sense and studying its potential interpretation, transformation and representation both as plastic art and in movement.

 Creation Residence

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/01/2020 to 31/01/2020
Presentation :
On 31/01/2020 at 20:00 in Teatre Ateneu (Celrà)

Osso Club – Andrés Corchero, Enric Ases, Pep Ramis, Piero Steiner
( Osso Club – Andrés Corchero, Enric Ases, Pep Ramis, Piero Steiner )

The association of Piero Steiner, Andrés Corchero, Pep Ramis and Enric Ases, OSSO CLUB, brings together four artists with very singular creative stories but one shared aim: to pool their individual ways of doing things, their vision of theatre and movement.

La sed y la revolución/Thirst and Revolution focuses on apparently insignificant attitudes, gestures and conversations, used as metaphors for feelings related to the depths and contradictions of the human soul.

 Research Laboratory

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/02/2020 to 22/02/2020

Sociedad Doctor Alonso
( Sociedad Doctor Alonso )

Contrakant is above all a space that doesn’t yet exist and needs to be activated. The energy that activates this space of real friction is rage. Rage against Kant. Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher who developed his ideas during the 18th Century, was the first proponent of Criticism and the father of German idealism. He is now considered one of the most important figures of modern European and universal thought.
Contrakant will consist of a series of encounters between artists using the practices and tools they each bring to look into a set of questions. To avoid an excess of a priori work that might somehow kill off the unknown paths down which this research might reach, we’ll only settle on the basic questions to be put in play at the first meeting. Contrakant will be a series of encounters numbered Contrakant 1, 2, 3… so that following on from the work done in Contrakant 1, and according to the results, problems and questions arising from it, we’ll think how to go about the next encounter.

 Creation Residence

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 02/03/2020 to 06/03/2020

Cia Mariantònia Oliver
( Cia Mariantònia Oliver )

An investigation into origins, ancestry, roots, the force that pulls us into the earth and gives us the power to
A mane of hair inhabited by a mythological being, the symbiosis between animality and sensuality, a process
of growth.

 Research Laboratory

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 19/03/2020 to 24/03/2020

Leonor Leal
( Leonor Leal )

The dancer Leonor Leal has her own way of doing things and the idea of the project LOXA is to consolidate
that. She sticks to her collaborators and so here we have Pedro G Romero as writer. María Muñoz and Pep
Ramis (Mal Pelo) will also be there, directing the performance as María Muñoz has already done on “J.R.T.”
and “Nocturno”.
Here too are Antonio Moreno (percussion) and Juan Jiménez (sax) of Proyecto Lorca, who live, as she does,
in Utrera. Then the great Tomás de Perrate (song), the very essence of Utrera, and María Marín (guitar and
song), who is also from Utrera though now in the Netherlands. And Dani de Morón (guitar), an impressive
guitarist who, as his name suggests, comes from Morón de la Frontera, so closely linked in Flamenco to

 Research Laboratory
Lab 1 Inventions

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 25/03/2020 to 26/03/2020

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Mal Pelo begins the creation process for its new piece, to be premiered at the next Grec Festival in
Inventions focuses on the relationship between live music and dance, situating the results of this research in
spaces that, due to their acoustics or architecture, make possible the magic triad of space-music-movement.
In each of these places Inventions will take a different form, adapted to the specific venue.
The aim of Inventions is to look into the particular acoustic and performance characteristics of each venue, of
the architecture and the dynamics of the space where the piece is to be performed. The research will cover
the historical background, materials, light, sound and capacity for transformation of each of the chosen
Listening to these details enables us to reveal performance potential and construct unique proposals
specifically for each environment.
The first stage of this new project will take place in 2020 at the following festivals: Grec Festival de
Barcelona-Festival Bachcelona, Festival Internacional Música de Torroella and Festival Internacional
Temporada Alta de Girona.

Suspension of activities

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 01/04/2020 to 31/05/2020

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

Dear friends,

Given the current situation, we are following the measures for the prevention and containment of COVID-19. L’animal a l’esquena has cancelled all planned activities until further notice. Our buildings will remain closed, as will our administrative office.

The programme of creation residencies has been suspended for the time being and will be resumed as soon as circumstances allow.

We shall reply to requests as quickly as possible. L’animal will give priority to finding alternative dates for residencies that have already been booked and have to be cancelled and, according to what dates may then be available, will allocate these to new residencies that are now pending confirmation.

We are working online to attend to any enquiries. You can contact us at
Thank you for your understanding. In the hope that together we can overcome this crisis, we look forward to being able to open the doors of L’animal again soon.

Stay well, keep safe and be creative in your daily lives.

Until soon! Bye for now.