Annual 
2019
 Workshop
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Tools for Action

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 07/01/2019 to 11/01/2019

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo, 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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 Creation Residence
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On Goldberg Variations / Variations

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/01/2019 to 31/01/2019
Presentation :
On 28/03/2019 at 20:00 in Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (Barcelona)

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

In January Mal Pelo is continuing to work on the creation process for a new piece to be premiered on March 28th at the TNC.
María Muñoz has performed Bach, based on pieces from The Well Tempered Clavier, in many countries. Following on from this, Mal Pelo are continuing their research into a profound and dynamic language combining dance and music in dialogue with the work of J S Bach. The Bach Project provides the umbrella for three years of research on a multi-focal project on movement and the work of the German composer, based on a study of baroque music and its relationship with movement, space and choreographic composition.



 Creation Residence
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On Goldberg Variations / Variations

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 01/02/2019 to 27/03/2019
Presentation :
On 28/03/2019 at 20:00 in Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (Barcelona)

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

Mal Pelo is continuing to work on the creation process for a new piece to be premiered on March 28th at the TNC.
María Muñoz has performed Bach, based on pieces from The Well Tempered Clavier, in many countries. Following on from this, Mal Pelo are continuing their research into a profound and dynamic language combining dance and music in dialogue with the work of J S Bach. The Bach Project provides the umbrella for three years of research on a multi-focal project on movement and the work of the German composer, based on a study of baroque music and its relationship with movement, space and choreographic composition.



 Workshop
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ANATOMY AND MOVEMENT: how to improve movement and the recuperation of performers

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 23/02/2019 to 24/02/2019
Presentation :
On 23/02/2019 at 11:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 24/02/2019 at 11:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Sergi Plà
( Sergi Plà )

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.


From 11.00 to 18.00 at L’animal a l’esquena
Price: 70,00 euros
If you are interested, email to enrol at info@lanimal.org



 Creation Residence
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SOMA

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 05/04/2019 to 16/04/2019

Javier Martín, Joaquín Jara
( Javier Martín, Joaquín Jara, Octavio Mas, Sabela Mendoza )

“mud looks at mud and understands that it is beautiful”

SOMA (provisional title) is an experiment in performance and material that focuses on a study of the body and movement as shadow and fragment. Weight and measure are an expression of its power and its disappearance, the necessary crack and abyss. An escape from ritual.
This is an installation and performance shared by dancer, sculptor and lighting expert, passing through different physical states, aesthetic concepts and qualities of movement, relating with each other and blurring their roles through sculptures, material, ambiances, objects and choreography that develop in a space formed before the spectator’s eyes.



 Creation Residence
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DESDE LO IMPREVISTO / UNEXPECTED

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/04/2019 to 23/04/2019

Rosalía Zanón
( Rosalía Zanón, Ricardo Zanón, Tristán Pérez-Martín )

There is a recurring landscape within me. Immense, immeasurable, far from all else.
The desert is almost always a single, straight line, boring and unchanging… When did it begin?
When does it end?
It is its apparent stillness that gives it its monotony and unforeseen movements are what break through it.
Is it possible to create a path through this landscape?



 Workshop Lab
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TERRA

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 29/04/2019 to 02/05/2019

Leonor Leal, María Muñoz
( Leonor Leal, María Muñoz )

Leonor Leal vuelve a L’animal en l’esquena en un primer laboratorio durante este 2019 para iniciar un nuevo trabajo de solo de esta bailaora de Jerez de la Frontera.
En esta ocasión habrá un trabajo de investigación entre las dos creadoras a partir de la formación en flamenco de Leonor Leal. María Muñoz ha colaborado en las últimas creaciones de Leonor Leal desde la ayudantía artística. Leonor viene a L’animal para compartir con María Muñoz su disciplina e iniciar así un nuevo proceso creativo entre ambas.



 Creation Residence
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LLOPS TRISTOS / SAD WOLVES

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 03/05/2019 to 05/05/2019

Cia l'Aviador
( Cia l'Aviador )

“LLOPS TRISTOS (SAD WOLVES)” takes place in a Museum of Contemporary Art. One of those completely white museums. Various people happen to bump into each other: the assistant director, the director’s secretary, a young man and woman doing a casting for a performance. At first some are working and the others passing by. But gradually they will nearly all end up living in the Museum, one literally and others in spirit. The white space fills up. But this is because outside everything is growing more and more senseless, emptying.



 Creation Residence
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Wi (n) dow

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 13/05/2019 to 18/05/2019
Presentation :
On 18/05/2019 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Pau Aran
( Pau Aran )

How should I dance for, towards and about someone who is absent? How do I leave him or her, so as to continue dancing for the next person?

In this choreographic solo, Pau wants to develop his role as an independent performer-creator, which is emerging parallel to his current work as a teacher, after working for years as a permanent member of the
Tanztheater Wuppertal-Pina Bausch. The title of the piece is “Wi(n)dow”. The “n” is framed by its own window between brackets, and marks the potential of presence in absence.



 Creation Residence
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SER

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 20/05/2019 to 25/05/2019

Sira Aymerich, Pep Aymerich
( Sira Aymerich, Pep Aymerich )

This is a piece made by two creators from different eras who coincide at the same time. They work on the duality of one being, on confrontation with the other and with oneself. We’ll build the relationship of life size puppet replicas of father and daughter, a cadence of antagonism and affinity between the two.



 Workshop
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Tools for Action

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/05/2019 to 31/05/2019

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.

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 Creation Residence
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This is water

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 03/06/2019 to 07/06/2019

Juan Navarro, Gonzalo Cunill
( Juan Navarro, Gonzalo Cunill )

There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”
This is Water. D.F. Wallace

Juan Navarro and Gonzalo Cunill will work together again on a performance project, this time with the aim of taking a closer look at the life and work of the author of Infinite Jest. Their starting point is the lecture This is Water, which David Foster Wallace delivered on 21st May 2005 at the graduation ceremony for the prestigious Kenyon College in Ohio. That day, Wallace proposed facing the fact that “the most obvious, ubiquitous, important realities are often the ones that are the hardest to see and talk about”. On this occasion we find him lively and optimistic, far from the demons that tortured him until his suicide in 2008.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2019
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LA SED Y LA REVOLUCIÓN/THIRST AND REVOLUTION

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 10/06/2019 to 15/06/2019

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

Piero Steiner, Andres Corchero, Pep Ramis and Enric Ases return, under the eye of María Muñoz, to the piece premiered at the last Festival de Otoño de Cataluña Temporada Alta Girona/Salt in 2018. A week of creation to resume work on their piece, which will appear at the upcoming Grec Festival in Barcelona.

Four men of the same age, the same height and with one aim: a search for new horizons of expression and a shared language that will enable them to reach spectators right in their gut. Four men united by the complicity of their generation and a common interest in certain themes and performance strategies.



 Research Laboratory
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CONTRAKANT 1

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/06/2019 to 23/06/2019
Presentation :
On 22/06/2019 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

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
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COS-A- COS-O (CUERP(O)-A-CUERP-O)/ HAND TO HAND

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 24/06/2019 to 29/06/2019
Presentation :
On 29/06/2019 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Fil d’Arena Teatro-danza
( Irene Ballester, Isabel Abril, Roseta Plasencia, Jose Dopateo Diaz, Hèctor Rodríguez Pérez, Ayoub Rouifi )

The ancestral nature of the human nomad, the sense of a community that moves from one place to another and never settles permanently anywhere.
Exploring the value of the individual in a collective. Looking into personal movement and what brings us together as a group.
A collective body that needs other bodies. Bodies without gender roles.
What happens when different bodies meet as part of the same expressive migration process? What kinds of relationships are formed?
Migration as both exterior and interior movement, that breaks through frontiers and boundaries, allowing for shifts and learning in bodies, disciplines, languages, bodies.
Migration as evolution.



 Creation Residence Collaborative Project
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Tengo Tiempo/I Have Time (from the series Top Mantras)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/06/2019 to 04/07/2019

Idoia Zabaleta
( Idoia Zabaleta )

During this residency Idoia Zabaleta will revise the lateral material from her recent creation processes. By lateral materials I mean those that are not central to the creation process but nevertheless keep me company as “good friends” and help me much more than they think. They are modest materials, simple passers by, loyal, that are there through thick and thin, that remind you where you come from, that help you distract yourself or confront contradictions when necessary, that come to visit you, that you can call anytime, that know they won’t come out in the film but don’t mind, even prefer it that way because they are embarrassed, but that always somehow end up as extras or making the sandwiches for the trip. It’s a question of friendship and therefore of time. These are latent images (doors, windows, walls, holes, meadows, caves…), ways of doing things (horizontal, from cold to hot with nothing in between, getting dirty…), gestures (opening and closing your hands, opening and closing your mouth, irradiating the sternum…), prayers (I have time, come on, it wasn’t me, get out if you can, for dear life…), songs (hil zara by Ibon r / g, gure oroitzapenak by Mursego, como lobos by Ainara LeGardon, a shepherds’ song by Chumo de Alvaro Barriuso…) and tangential thoughts (throwing things in the air to see what happens, crosswords, journeys…).



 Creation Residence
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Animal Locomotion

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 05/07/2019 to 12/07/2019

Cie Maygetsin Christophe Le Goff
( Cie Maygetsin Christophe Le Goff )

As a continuation of the piece Diamant, Animal Locomotion treats dance and the body as a realm of mysterious imagination, a subtle place where our deepest selves are expressed in the image of music. This solo by Lorena Calandín will be inspired by her unique character as a performer and the work of Muybridge and Marey, precursors of the cinema, known for their photographic deconstructions of movement (chronophotography). Through their work, these artists tried to unravel the mystery of the impalpable nature of movement and above all, like other researchers throughout history, of dance. It is this precise intersection of science, art and mystery that is the starting point for Animal Locomotion. These images provide inspiration, with their repetitive, hypnotic structure, fascinating in its potential for discrepancy. The title Animal Locomotion also refers to the question of our human condition and destiny.

Choreography, concept: Christophe Le Goff
Performance: Lorena Calandín
Based on an original idea by: Inma Marcos
Lighting and set: Amandine Gerome
Production: Lynda Miguel
Administration: Alice Normand



 Collaborative Project
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EL ASPECTO SENSORIAL DE LAS COSAS/THE SENSORY SIDE OF THINGS

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 15/07/2019 to 26/07/2019
Presentation :
On 26/07/2019 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Federica Porello, Les Chasseurs Cueilleurs
( Federica Porello, Les Chasseurs Cueilleurs )

In this first phase of the creation of El aspecto sensorial de las cosas (provisional title), Federica Porello will look into the multi-faceted potential of the various elements of the stage: the performer, objects, light and sound. She is interested in studying the different degrees of presence in a performer, from being observed to addressing the audience directly, and the different states of the silent audience: contemplative, decoding enigmas, receptive…
The ingredients for the research will be the different kinds of relationship between movement and music (visual representation of the sound, coexistence, dialogue…) and between actions and objects (manipulation, animation, interdependence…).
Her original reference points will be the musical pieces Il trillo del diavolo by Giuseppe Tartini, Sonata for Cello Solo by György Ligeti and Moto perpetuo, Op. 11 by Niccolò Paganini.
The objects she will begin working with will be pieces of wood, either singly or linked to create jointed objects.



 Creation Residence
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Self-escape

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 15/07/2019 to 20/07/2019

Zoltàn Vakulya
( Zoltàn Vakulya )

This is a first the edit for a solo-work, performed by myself sometime next year (2020).

For the human beings, since we know our own history we were drawn to challenge ourselves trough conquering and to getting know. Land, knowledge, each other.
It isn’t so di?erent in the nature of artists and for dance makers especially. Choreographers, dancers, teachers, researchers since the Judson Church movement are viciously ‘fighting’ the ‘old’ and inventing, taking on the ‘new’.
Dance as a performing art form has evolved and still shaping itself in a high speed by freeing itself from rules, melting and fusing with other media and discovering new territories.



 Writing Residence
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Cuadernos sobre el tocar / fulgor / tachin [Notebooks on Touching/Glow/Ta Da]

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 17/07/2019 to 26/07/2019

Aimar Pérez Galí, Jaime Conde Salazar
( Aimar Pérez Galí, Jaime Conde Salazar )

In this writing residency we shall be concentrating on continuing to write ”Cuadernos sobre el tocar” (“Notebooks on Touching”), a collection of notebooks that systemise the practice of Touching Improvisation we have been developing over the past two years. The notebooks form part of the Radiación +++/Radiation +++ project run by La Panera Arts Centre and the Arnau Hospital in Vilanova de Lleida, with support from the Fundación Daniel & Nina Carasso. We are also starting to prepare for our next production, “Fulgor” (“Glow”) (2021) and in this residency we shall begin to think about the language needed for the project. Using the research we have carried out in recent years into skin and touch, we shall return to the theatre and turn it into a huge dark room. Loosely inspired by Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, “Fulgor” will offer a sensual journey in which butterfly-bodies will appear as a delicate and vivid phantasmagoria, impossible to keep hold of.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2019
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RETRATOS ERRANTES

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/07/2019 to 02/08/2019

La Bolsa
( La Bolsa )

Retratos Errantes/Errant Portraits investigates how to emphasise the individuality of the creative worlds of each performer, with the attentive accompaniment of the company Mal Pelo. The interest in this encounter lies in showing how one group of creators/performers can offer multiple perspectives on each individual within the collective.



 Creation Residence
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THINKING SQUARES

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 05/08/2019 to 10/08/2019

Margareta Firinger, Chiara Marolla, Jovana Zelenovich
( Margareta Firinger, Chiara Marolla, Jovana Zelenovich )

Geometry carries emotion within itself. We are always associating shapes and symbols with meanings, memories, history and feelings. How to discover what images, simple and raw shapes are held within us? Thinking Squares is the beginning of a new creation process which delves into the exploration of body movement starting from selected pre-existing geometries, set scores and pre-drawn spatial pathways. Our interest lies in discovering how these structures affect us and how they change our body movement, our choices of being in space and interrelating with other. By using tools such as deconstruction, dissection, collage and replacement we are interested in opening up the many ways we have of looking at the same thing.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2019
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SER/BEING

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 12/08/2019 to 17/08/2019

Sira Aymerich, Pep Aymerich
( Sira Aymerich, Pep Aymerich )

What Pep Aymerich’s (Sarrià de Dalt, 1962), artistic projects have in common, apart from their diversity and scale, is the presence of the body as a reference point, the precise judgement of the measure of possibilities and reactions of the material he works on, the rigour, conciseness and quality of the finished product. As a craftsman working with wood who is committed (in all meanings of the word) to creating a world with his hands, his work becomes a liturgy for the gaze. In all his creations a profound need for transcendence can be seen, a constant questioning of the conflict of man confronted with the fragility of his existence.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2019
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GUÉRILLÈRES

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 19/08/2019 to 24/08/2019

Marta Izquierdo
( Marta Izquierdo )

Like many of Marta Izquierdo Muñoz’s projects, her present one ties in with previous work. Practice Makes Perfect (2017) and IMAGO-GO (2018) shared a basic, archaic object: a stick. Traditional stick dances were explored in the former and in the latter entertainers carried a long pole. In this new piece, Guérillères, we find a choreographic framework in a community in action: where in IMAGO-GO this was a little rigid and dysfunctional, here it will be chaotic, organic and utopian.



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2019
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Octava Errante (Tercer Pasaje)/Wandering Octavia (Third Passage)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 26/08/2019 to 04/09/2019

Mónica Valenciano
( Mónica Valenciano )

Based on her research project “Rehearsals for Nothing”, Monica Valenciano is still shaping a long term process that began in 2017. Her idea is that this should develop through a cycle of contiguous, interdependent pieces.

Like cards that can be shuffled, these pieces can be mixed to produce different compositions and readings all revolving around an exploration of language using the voice of the body - Writing and the Acoustics of movement - The function of the Weaving of space and the Body as a Place of Apparition, the Orchestral or Polyphonic Body.



 Celebration L'animal Tardor (Autumn) HumanBoundaryManifesto
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Bhum ! 6

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
On 21/09/2019
Presentation :
On 21/09/2019 at 18:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

varis
( varis )

The return of Bhum! (Human Frontier Manifesto)

This sixth Bhum! is special. We would like to celebrate with all of you the 30th anniversary of Mal Pelo, patron and driving force behind L’animal a l’esquena. We’re holding the event at home, in Celrà, the village that has welcomed us so warmly since the first day.
We would also like to celebrate Mal Pelo and L’animal’s long relationship with Baró d’Evel Cirk Cie, who are joining us in the design of this latest event.

This Bhum! will also count on the vital presence of creators, technicians and volunteers who take part for no profit to themselves, in support of L’animal and its place on the cultural map of this country.



 Workshop
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Tools for Action

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 23/09/2019 to 27/09/2019

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.

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 Workshop
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Tools for Action

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 30/09/2019 to 04/10/2019

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.

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 Creation Residence
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ON GOLDERG VARIATIONS / VARIATIONS

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 07/10/2019 to 11/10/2019
Presentation :
On 11/10/2019 at 20:30 in El Canal (Salt)

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

On Goldberg Variations/Variations is the first part of the Bach Project, a piece for seven performers in collaboration with the French-American musician Dan Tepfer.
The Goldberg Variations were composed for keyboard in 1741. They consist of a single theme, an aria, thirty variations and a reprise of the aria. What links them all is not a shared melody but a background of harmonic variations on the bass line. The tunes may vary but underlying them is a constant theme. Dan Tepfer, in his Goldberg Variations/Variations, offers J S Bach’s Goldberg Variations combined with his own variations improvised on the same harmonies. As a performer and composer, Dan Tepfer has vast experience in classical, jazz and electronic music.



 Creation Residence
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THE MOUNTAIN, THE TRUTH AND THE PARADISE

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/10/2019 to 18/10/2019
Presentation :
On 20/10/2019 at 19:00 in Teatre de Manacor (Manacor)
On 25/10/2019 at 20:00 in Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona)
On 26/10/2019 at 20:00 in Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona)
On 27/10/2019 at 20:00 in Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona)

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

This solo piece grew out of the need to construct a personal fiction, to bring the experience of recent work up to date and look into current artistic interests. Working
as a solo artist also involves reviewing the tools of the trade gathered over a
long career as a performance creator.
The Mountain, the Truth & the Paradise is a poetic world questioning the
meaning of divinity and vulgarity, spirituality and ignorance, beauty and banality.
The performer’s ability to transform himself into a bare, blank space, and precision
of movement and voice are the main aims of the score of this piece, which offers
a journey full of variety, feeling and stimulation.



 Lab Collaborative Project
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Tuning Scores

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 28/10/2019 to 02/11/2019
Presentation :
On 02/11/2019 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Lisa Nelson
( Lisa Nelson )

We have planned our first international outreach project as part of our collaboration with La Caldera Les Corts, enabling figures from the world of contemporary dance to visit Catalonia and putting on a programme of events so as to bring these international names together with Catalan creators whether in the context of training, exhibitions, master classes, communication or laboratories. It is within this framework that from 28th October to 15th November this coming autumn, L’animal and La Caldera are inviting the distinguished US movement researcher and creator Lisa Nelson to be their guest.

Since both organisations were interested in the legendary US choreographer Lisa Nelson, they held discussions with a view to inviting her to spend a week at L’animal a l’esquena with creators connected to this arts centre in Celrà and regular members of the company Mal Pelo. Later some of these artists and other international guests invited by Lisa held a week-long creation laboratory at La Caldera, the results of which will be presented as part of the Corpografías programme. To complete this immersion in her world, Lisa will share her working methodology Tuning Scores as part of the Sporá Prógram season.



 Creation Residence
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En lo alto para siempre / Forever Overhead

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 04/11/2019 to 09/11/2019
Presentation :
On 15/11/2019 at 20:30 in Sala La Planeta (Girona)
On 16/11/2019 at 20:30 in Sala La Planeta (Girona)

Juan Navarro, Gonzalo Cunill
( Juan Navarro, Gonzalo Cunill )

En lo alto para siempre/Forever Overhead is a performance project based on texts from “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” by David Foster Wallace.

The lie is that it’s one or the other. A still, floating bee is moving faster than it can think. From overhead the sweetness drives it crazy.

Forever Overhead is a creation based on the story of the same name by the US writer David Foster Wallace. An apparently simple story that describes the emotional journey, fluctuating between ecstasy and calvary, of a youth who decides to jump from a diving board for the first time. A leap into the void that we have all experienced at some point and that, in this case, allows us to delve deeper into the literary and personal world of David Foster Wallace; a phantasmagorical vision, at once prophetic and hilarious, that x-rays a society on the edge of the abyss.

If you wanted you could stay up here forever, fluttering so rapidly inside that you would float, motionless in time, like a bee floating above some sweet substance.



 Writing Residence
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El cos creatiu

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 11/11/2019 to 23/11/2019

Alba Delgado
( Alba Delgado )

During my artistic residency at L’animal a l’esquena I hope to finish my book “the creative body”, a personal project based on conversations with the dance artist David Zambrano.

I have been following David Zambrano in his world for two years. Little by little. We have talked, I’ve observed his workshops and taken part in his classes.

I have researched his career right from the start up till now, his creative process. From all this analysis I have kept what I consider most relevant and what I believe may interest people from different fields: dancers, choreographers, artists, creators, teachers, entrepreneurs or researchers, among others.



 Creation Residence
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La melancolia del turista

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 11/11/2019 to 16/11/2019
Presentation :
On 19/11/2019 at 20:00 in Centre Cultural La Mercé (Girona)
On 24/11/2019 at 20:00 in Centre Cultural La Mercé (Girona)

Oligor y Microscopía
( Oligor y Microscopía )

La melancolía del turista/The Melancholy of the Tourist is a hall of mirrors held up by what remains of a sublimated landscape, that no longer exists or never did: a state where things dissolve in time, sometimes reviving through traces of memory and certain pockets of resistance. It comes from a search through various tourist spots, from which we have recovered instants and objects that speak of the rise and fall of this fantasy. But melancholy is also a mood of suspense that goes along with the exception, an active force driving us towards the desire to reinvent and reinvent ourselves in these lapses where inertia is shattered.



 Creation Residence
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ON GOLDERG VARIATIONS / VARIATIONS

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/11/2019 to 22/11/2019

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

On Goldberg Variations/Variations is the first part of the Bach Project, a piece for seven performers in collaboration with the French-American musician Dan Tepfer.
The Goldberg Variations were composed for keyboard in 1741. They consist of a single theme, an aria, thirty variations and a reprise of the aria. What links them all is not a shared melody but a background of harmonic variations on the bass line. The tunes may vary but underlying them is a constant theme. Dan Tepfer, in his Goldberg Variations/Variations, offers J S Bach’s Goldberg Variations combined with his own variations improvised on the same harmonies. As a performer and composer, Dan Tepfer has vast experience in classical, jazz and electronic music.



 Collaborative Project DESEMBRenDANSA
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DesembreEnDansa

Celrà (Celrà)
From 28/11/2019 to 01/12/2019
Presentation :
On 28/11/2019 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

varis
( varis )

This year we will be holding the fourth season of Dance December, which builds on the long history of training and creative projects in the municipality of Celrà since the 1990s. The Arts Department of Celrà Town Hall, in collaboration with the Escuela Municipal de Danza de Celrà (Celrà Municipal Dance School) and L’animal a l’esquena, are organising for the fourth time this season of dance, held in various locations around the town.
The programme of shows is complemented by workshops led by some of the guest dancers and artists for young people of 15 upwards and also for adults.

For more information see:
https://ateneucelra.koobin.com/



 Creation Residence - Associate Project 2019
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RETRATOS ERRANTES

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 02/12/2019 to 07/12/2019

La Bolsa
( La Bolsa )

Retratos Errantes/Errant Portraits investigates how to emphasise the individuality of the creative worlds of each performer, with the attentive accompaniment of the company Mal Pelo. The interest in this encounter lies in showing how one group of creators/performers can offer multiple perspectives on each individual within the collective.



 Creation Residence
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DUO

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 16/12/2019 to 22/12/2019

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.



 Creation Residence
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THINKING SQUARES

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 22/12/2019 to 26/12/2019

Margareta Firinger, Chiara Marolla, Jovana Zelenovich
( Margareta Firinger, Chiara Marolla, Jovana Zelenovich )

Geometry carries emotion within itself. We are always associating shapes and symbols with meanings, memories, history and feelings. How to discover what images, simple and raw shapes are held within us? Thinking Squares is the beginning of a new creation process which delves into the exploration of body movement starting from selected pre-existing geometries, set scores and pre-drawn spatial pathways. Our interest lies in discovering how these structures affect us and how they change our body movement, our choices of being in space and interrelating with other. By using tools such as deconstruction, dissection, collage and replacement we are interested in opening up the many ways we have of looking at the same thing.



 Creation Residence
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BiographieS

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/12/2019 to 31/12/2019

RITMO (RÉSEAU INTERNATIONAL DE THÉÂTRE DE MARIONNETTE ET OBJET)
( RITMO (RÉSEAU INTERNATIONAL DE THÉÂTRE DE MARIONNETTE ET OBJET) )

EXCHANGE OF KNOWLEDGE, CREATION AND PROMOTION

The Ritmo network was founded in Dunkirk in 2017 by the Théâtre la Licorne and now includes six artistic organizations and four promotional organizations in five countries. The members of this project want to build an international network around the theatre of puppets and objects, with the aim of discovering new artistic practices and aesthetics and finding new ways to look at the relationship with the audience.
The first subject chosen by all members of the Nomad Academy is biography.
What is a biography?
How do you (re)construct a person’s life?
Do you create, invent biographies of fictional characters or seek inspiration in the lives of people who really existed (whether or not they are well known)?