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Creation Residence Programa Iberescena 2021-2022
Territorio Mutado/Mutated Territory
Elina Rodríguez
On 28/05/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

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Morta Esplendor
Bárbara Sánchez
On 04/06/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

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Nunca verás nada igual porqué nos da igual/You’ll Never See Anything Like It Because We Don’t Care
Los Informalls
On 04/06/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Seminar
Repensar L’animal/Rethinking L’animal
Activitat pròpia
On 04/06/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Collaboration with Teatre Ateneu de Celrà
R.A.V.E. (Revolutionary Agglomeration for Voluntary Extermination)
Cecilia Colacrai
On 02/07/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

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 Creation Residence Programa Iberescena 2021-2022
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Territorio Mutado/Mutated Territory

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 16/05/2022 to 28/05/2022
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On 28/05/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Elina Rodríguez
( Elina Rodríguez )

Territorio Mutado is a site-specific project that operates in stages. It uses the existing situation as a framework of possibilities to risk a singular format, content and relationships. It exists at the converngence between flows of movement, bodies of different kinds and the surroundings; it observes the movement where we have paused.
Urban environments are built over water basins that run beneath the land or asphalt. These basins are usually administered according to engineering criteria that do take into account biological adaptability and this is how the collective imagination begins to work around water.
Water is changeable, hard to grasp and dilutes everything, characteristics that get in the way of the intended sense of progress. It happens that these are also characteristics of dance. At the same time, if we broaden our focus of observation, we see that every basin is linked in a huge network of larger basins, and is thus a great connector of the territory.

Territorio Mutado observes how an environment opens up a culture and how the culture opens up the environment in a symbiotic relationship in which directions dissolve away and a complex network of relationships is established.
In its first stage, it travelled along 170km stretches of the Matanza Riachuelo and Río Salat basin in Argentina, as well as the Guaies basin in Ecuador, crossing mega-metropolises, cities, conurbations, towns, countryside and little local viallages. At this stage the project had the support of many national and international institutions.
At present it is at work on the Arroyo Vega, the only basin that begins and ends within the jurisdiction of the city of Buenos Aires. This stage is backed by the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.



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Morta Esplendor

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 23/05/2022 to 04/06/2022
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On 04/06/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Bárbara Sánchez
( Bárbara Sánchez )

MORTA SPLENDOR is a research and performance creation project that aims to explore our consciousness of death, questioning death itself as well as our spiritual and social relationship with it. The idea is to bring in different ways of looking at death: the death of the theatre, the death of values, of relationships, of eras. Could the end be a new beginning? Bárbara Sánchez, in this new creation process, intends to explore a collection of existential metaphors through which to draw closer to the consciousness of the public. She traces a broad arc, from the precariousness of her own life as an artist to the supposed death of western societies.

MORTA SPLENDOR is also an act of liberation and an exaltation of life. As Octavio Paz said, “Our cult of death is a cult of life”. For this, Bárbara Sánchez’s alter ego will appear in many forms throughout the piece: as a mistress of ceremonies, a painter of vanities, a “finisher-off” (or mid-wife of death), or a mourner.



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Nunca verás nada igual porqué nos da igual/You’ll Never See Anything Like It Because We Don’t Care

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 06/06/2022 to 12/06/2022
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On 04/06/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Los Informalls
( Los Informalls )

Los informalls are addicted to risk, to taking the difficult path, throwing themselves into the abyss of facing up to everything beyond their control and all life’s struggles, breaking out of their comfort zone and treading the very limit of their capabilities. The aim of their new piece is to return to play and exploration of the ridiculous as research methods. This time their starting point is the hypothetical creation of a musical album … only fate will decide how this all ends. A possible premier in 2023, at the very least!



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Repensar L’animal/Rethinking L’animal

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 14/06/2022 to 18/06/2022
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On 04/06/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Activitat pròpia
( Activitat pròpia )

A seminar in which to reflect on the activities and identity of L’animal a l’esquena as a space for creation and ideas. We are inviting Idoia Zabaleta and Juan Cruz from Azala-Espacio de Creación, Vitoria, to set up a forum in which to evaluate the careers and experience of both centres, in order to plan possible futures around the potential and specifics of L’animal as a creation centre and collaborative space, with special emphasis on its particular contribution to the local area.
On Saturday 18th June we will hold an open day for members of the public and colleagues from other creation centres, such as Mariantònia Oliver, EIMA Creación (Mallorca) and Eric Deniaud from the Hammana Artist House (Lebanon), as well as artists closely linked to L’animal a l’esquena such as Meritxell Colell, Xavi Bobés, Leo Castro and Federica Porello.



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Eu

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/06/2022 to 02/07/2022
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On 02/07/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Fàtima Campos, Joaquin Jara
( Fàtima Campos, Joaquin Jara )

Eu - yo (en portugués)
Eu - bueno, bien (prefijo griego)
Euteria - Sentimiento bueno y positivo de unidad con la Terra

“Eu” habla de la conexión con la tierra que nos ha visto nacer; nuestra tierra, la tierra de todas, la de nuestras abuelas. Es un laberinto performático, una experiencia multidisciplinar donde las diferentes formas de expresión a través del cuerpo, de la escultura, de la música y de la imagen proyectada conviven y se retroalimentan. Una experiencia donde la danza se funde, se confunde y convive con la escultura y la música para reflexionar sobre el renacer constante, el vivir y morir, el Yo individuo, el Yo universal y la Naturaleza.

El amor por encima de las clases sociales, el espacio y el tiempo. La idea de la obra dentro de la obra. La idea del fin del mundo (es más fácil imaginarse el fin del mundo que el final del capitalismo). Las convenciones tratadas como elementos de ciencia ficción: la cuarta pared como agujero de gusano entre dimensiones, la convención del oscuro teatral como vehículo de teletransportación a otro espacio y tiempo, los flashbacks, la convención del género musical en el que todos los personajes saben la letra y coreografía de las canciones mágicamente, la convención de la voz en off (¿quién es?) etc.




 Creation Residence Collaboration with Teatre Ateneu de Celrà
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R.A.V.E. (Revolutionary Agglomeration for Voluntary Extermination)

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/06/2022 to 02/07/2022
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On 02/07/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Cecilia Colacrai
( Cecilia Colacrai )

What if the theatre were a space between heaven and earth, between the past and the future? What would happen if this place were filled, in turn, by memories of when we humans were not yet cut off from nature and the current prophesies of the end of the world?
In R.A.V.E, Cecilia Colacrai is alone on stage, trying to investigate, through movement, our instict for preservation. Using an intense relationship with the vibration of sound, she evokes the primitive to display a range of physical states. With extraordinary plasticity and capacity for resistence, she transforms herself over and over again, taking her body to the limit to make us imagine new beginnings.
In this undefined space, Cecilia does not speak for herself, but through her body, about the finite nature and the future of our species. Here, dance is presented as a trigger for fiction, offering a language that allows us to imagine ways of life beyond the walls of the theatre.
Joao Lima



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Desierto/Desert

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 04/07/2022 to 09/07/2022
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On 09/07/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Albert Quesada, FRAMES Percussion
( Albert Quesada, FRAMES Percussion )

Desierto is based on the piece Timber by the US composer Michael Gordon. It will combine dance with an innovative sound design. The idea is to reinterpret the musical piece through a unique immersive experience.
The show, designed for six musicians and three dancers, aims to emphasise the austerity and physicality of the sound content and communicate it to the audience. It will consist of dance close up to the spectators, with sound amplification that focusses attention on the subtle and delicate shifts of the music of Michael Gordon, placing the audience at the centre of the sound.
One singular feature of the project will be the arrangement in concentric circles of audience, dancers and musicians. The musicians will be at the centre of the piece, as the visual axis and backing curtain for the dance.



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L’Arreplegada/The Collection

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 15/07/2022 to 17/07/2022
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On 16/07/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

La Verema
( La Verema )

L’Arreplegada is an event set up by the group La Verema, in collaboration with L’animal a l’esquena.

An arts event with the aim of offering a space for young artists from the local area to share their work. It is a gathering to encourage creative communication between the participants, who come from a variety of disciplines and creative fields, helping them to set up close-knit networks.



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Mascarade/Masquerade

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 18/07/2022 to 30/07/2022
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On 30/07/2022 at 19:00 in L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)

Mark Tompkins
( Mark Tompkins )

Mascarade, inspired by the rituals found in ancestral interactions, but also in the daily lives of those who practise them. These are always changing and are unique because they are linked to specific social contexts and are collectively identified with particular symbols.
The photographs of Charles Fréger in his book Wilder Mann moved me with their extreme beauty, but above all because of what they tell us about our lives today. Other work on masks and carnivals, in particular La Maske by Phyllis Galembo, made me ask myself what these ancient and contemporary rituals mean. Do we still need to celebrate the change of the seasons, rites of passage, initiations and so forth? With the inevitable standardisation of the world, will they simply turn into folklore for tourists, or will we find the way to resist and reinvent them?



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Condens

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 01/08/2022 to 13/08/2022

Magí Serra
( Magí Serra )

CONDENS will be a salon piece, a dance solo with set and visuals.

A new investigation of movement, in which Magí hopes to research relationships of form, dynamics and rhythm between the human body and matter. Spaces of vibration between the mineral or vegetable and flesh and blood. A dialogue between kinds of movement, textures, lines and beats, far from the urgency or fragility of the present world.

After his previous pieces, the street duet COSSOC and the project Brotes Transhumantes, in which he worked outside on slowly developed, detailed and sensitive projects, he now takes the opposite tack: bringing the reality and spontaneity of the outdoors into the theatre.



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