Creation Residence  
L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 08/02/2021 to 16/04/2021
Presentation :
On 00/00/0000 at 00:00 in Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona)

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Highlands is the title of the new production to be presented by the company in May 2021 at the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona. A piece that brings the Bach Project to a close, the last part of the tetralogy on the live music of Bach.
Highlands follows the path of research begun with Inventions, looking more deeply into the language to offer a performance piece.

A piece about spirituality, darkness and light.
White light and the inner darkness of the body.
Red blood runs through our bodies, light forms
its outlines. The interior cannot be illuminated.

A proposal for 15 performers: 7 dancers, 4 lyric singers and 4 string instrumentalists.
A piece about profundity, light, the language of movement and the resonance of live music.
A concert of space, bodies and music.

The music revolves around fragments of the Cantatas, the Partita no.II (with emphasis on the version of the Ciaccona for quartet of voices and violin) and some pieces from the Art of the Fugue by J.S. Bach, performed under the direction of Mal Pelo.

Directors: María Muñoz i Pep Ramis
Assistant Directors: Leo Castro, Federica Porello
String quartet: Joel Bardolet, violin/ Jaume Guri, violíin/ Masha Titova, viola / Daniel Claret, cello
Voice quartet : Quiteria Muñoz, soprano / David Sagastume, countertenor / Mario Corberán, tenor / Giorgio Celenza, bass.
Septet of dancers: Pep Ramis, María Muñoz, Federica Porello, Zoltan Vakulya, Leo Castro, Miquel Fiol, Enric Fàbregas.
Music: J. S. BACH
Soundscape: Fanny Thollot
Set: Kike Blanco
Lighting: August Viladomat / Irene Ferrer
Wardrobe: CarmePuigdevalliPlantés

Mercat de les Flors
Théâtre l’Archipel Perpignan
Festival de Otoño de Madrid
Théâtre de Garonne
Teatre Principal de Palma

In collaboration with: L’animal a l’esquena; Festival Temporada Alta

“A continuous workshop on ellipsis, subtraction, absence, hope, provides the backbone of the whole poetic arc of Mal Pelo: their pieces are sleepless nights, the eve of something, fragile conjurings of a presence, motionless hunts.”

“Values have nothing to do with our acquisitions, improvements, conquests, possessions. Our only truth is imperfection. Our history is made up of mis-timings. The only value lies in the scar left by our losses. And because the essence of life is failure, someone was right to say that there is dignity in defeat that triumph will never know. Mountains are, when all is said and done, nothing but the scars of a planet that has lived.”

Roberto Frattini on Mal Pelo.