Creation Residence  
L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 11/06/2018 to 16/06/2018
Presentation :
On 16/06/2018 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Joan Miquel Artigues
( Joan Miquel Artigues )

Jonàs is a proposal for physical action, spoken poetry, body and voice drama delving into human existential angst. A ritual to overcome the claustrophobia of living, taking as its starting point the myth of the whale that swallowed Jonah and kept him inside its giant stomach.

In this residency Joan Miquel wants to complement and go further into the movement work he began with Jonàs, evoking themes of solitude, the decline in spirituality, the struggle against his own phantoms, the metamorphosis implied by recognising the beast in oneself.

Jonàs is a solo project combining movement work, Joan Miquel’s own texts and live voice. It began as a twenty minute performance based on an installation with a watery floor, after which a text was written to be read at the Festival Emparaular and the piece was extended to 45 minutes, performed as an open process at the Feria del Teatre de Manacor (October 2017). This performance dispensed with the water and included a cellist, Nieves Tamayo. Lluqui Herrero now also gave acting advice.

At L’animal a l’esquena, Joan Miquel wants to resume the work so as to give it a new twist and expand it, both in length and depth regarding the body and movement.