Residences 
2023
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DOUBLE INFINITE. THE BLUEBIRD CALL

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 11/04/2023 to 04/06/2023

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Duet by María Muñoz and Pep Ramis

Throughout our time making group creations, we have given ourselves space to meet on stage, just the two of us, a place to delve into and discover new realms of language, ideas about performance and dramatic composition. That is how we came to create Quarere (1989), L’animal a l’esquena (2001) and El Cinquè Hivern (2015), three pieces far apart in time that have been turning points in our performance quest.

It is this that leads us to create Double Infinite. The Bluebird Call. A fresh encounter between the two creators of Mal Pelo, to construct a piece out of fragility, simplicity and our love for this profession, that still poses questions for us. About ourselves, about the individual, identity, the group and our surroundings. And about the body, the great revealer of our own potential.



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AFTER

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 03/04/2023 to 09/04/2023

Oliver Laxe
( Oliver Laxe )

Una rave demencial en medio de las áridas y fantasmagóricas montañas del sur de Marruecos. Raveros danzando al ritmo excesivo de las descargas electrónicas y de los ácidos.

En medio de la fiesta irrumpe el ejército anunciando que todos los europeos deben ser urgentemente deportados a sus países de origen. Algunos raveros tratan de resistirse, otros se dejan
llevar, perdidos en sus viajes interiores. Entre ellos un grupo logra escapar: han decidido seguir por su cuenta hacia el sur, más allá del desierto, buscando un lugar donde puedan seguir celebrando libremente sus fiestas.

En paralelo, un padre y un niño buscan de rave en rave a su hija y hermana, desaparecida hace meses. Lo último que saben de ella es que formaba parte de uno de estos grupos de nómades fiesteros.
Empujados por el destino deciden seguir a los fugados en su búsqueda de la fiesta prometida, tienen la esperanza de que en ella se encuentre Marina.

En el viaje unos y otros aprenderán a asimilar modos de vida diferentes, y un mismo modo de afrontar la muerte.



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DOUBLE INFINITE. THE BLUEBIRD CALL

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 20/03/2023 to 31/03/2023

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Duet by María Muñoz and Pep Ramis

Throughout our time making group creations, we have given ourselves space to meet on stage, just the two of us, a place to delve into and discover new realms of language, ideas about performance and dramatic composition. That is how we came to create Quarere (1989), L’animal a l’esquena (2001) and El Cinquè Hivern (2015), three pieces far apart in time that have been turning points in our performance quest.

It is this that leads us to create Double Infinite. The Bluebird Call. A fresh encounter between the two creators of Mal Pelo, to construct a piece out of fragility, simplicity and our love for this profession, that still poses questions for us. About ourselves, about the individual, identity, the group and our surroundings. And about the body, the great revealer of our own potential.



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JUANA

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 08/03/2023 to 18/03/2023

La Ribot Ensemble
( La Ribot Ensemble )

Thirty years after the premiere of El Triste Que Nunca Os Vido, La Ribot returns to the controversial figure of Juana I de Castilla in collaboration with the Spanish conductor and composer Asier Puga. This new proposal is based on a dialogue between La Ribot’s iconoclastic dance and the music composed by Asier Puga, inspired by the Cancionero of Juana I de Castilla.

At a time of global transformation, world pandemics, climate change that affect all territories, but also women’s liberation movements of unprecedented scale, La Ribot returns to the figure of Juana. She continues to embody a resistance, albeit impeded, to Western patriarchal oppression and its filial and matrimonial institutions. In this new approach, the idea of the couple is maintained, declined, transformed, destroyed, and questioned. The dancers will be accompanied by soloists from OCAZEnigma. The relentless movement of the setting sun will signify the eternal repetition, without escape, of Juana’s almost 16,000 days of confinement.



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DOUBLE INFINITE. THE BLUEBIRD CALL

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 27/02/2023 to 07/03/2023

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Duet by María Muñoz and Pep Ramis

Throughout our time making group creations, we have given ourselves space to meet on stage, just the two of us, a place to delve into and discover new realms of language, ideas about performance and dramatic composition. That is how we came to create Quarere (1989), L’animal a l’esquena (2001) and El Cinquè Hivern (2015), three pieces far apart in time that have been turning points in our performance quest.

It is this that leads us to create Double Infinite. The Bluebird Call. A fresh encounter between the two creators of Mal Pelo, to construct a piece out of fragility, simplicity and our love for this profession, that still poses questions for us. About ourselves, about the individual, identity, the group and our surroundings. And about the body, the great revealer of our own potential.



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AFTER

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 20/02/2023 to 25/02/2023

Oliver Laxe
( Oliver Laxe )

Una rave demencial en medio de las áridas y fantasmagóricas montañas del sur de Marruecos. Raveros danzando al ritmo excesivo de las descargas electrónicas y de los ácidos.

En medio de la fiesta irrumpe el ejército anunciando que todos los europeos deben ser urgentemente deportados a sus países de origen. Algunos raveros tratan de resistirse, otros se dejan
llevar, perdidos en sus viajes interiores. Entre ellos un grupo logra escapar: han decidido seguir por su cuenta hacia el sur, más allá del desierto, buscando un lugar donde puedan seguir celebrando libremente sus fiestas.

En paralelo, un padre y un niño buscan de rave en rave a su hija y hermana, desaparecida hace meses. Lo último que saben de ella es que formaba parte de uno de estos grupos de nómades fiesteros.
Empujados por el destino deciden seguir a los fugados en su búsqueda de la fiesta prometida, tienen la esperanza de que en ella se encuentre Marina.

En el viaje unos y otros aprenderán a asimilar modos de vida diferentes, y un mismo modo de afrontar la muerte.



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Lluny dels arbres/Far From The Trees

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 13/02/2023 to 18/02/2023

Meritxell Colell, Angélica Castelló
( Meritxell Colell, Angélica Castelló )

Mertitxell Colell returns to L’animal to continue her research for the project Far From The Trees in collaboration with Angélica Castelló. After the residency in 2021 and different meetings during 2022, they return to continue working on the sound work and the script for the film. This project will continue in 2023 and 2024 in L’Animal a l’esquena.



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QUI SOM?/WHO ARE WE?

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 06/02/2023 to 11/02/2023

Baró d'Evel
( Baró d'Evel )

Who do we want to become? How can we allow ourselves, despite the ruins and the evidence of disaster, to invent a story, a fiction like a ceremony to open up desirable paths? An immersive journey, a story struck by the unexpected, the present, the failures, and the stubbornness to be, to become...



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V7: EL PROBLEMA SIGUE EN PIE/V7: THE PROBLEM PERSISTS

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 23/01/2023 to 28/01/2023

Susanna Barranco
( Susanna Barranco )

V7: El problema sigue en pie/ V7: The Problem Persists is a self-produced theatre project based on research into fear and freedom of expression, the validation processes that works of art must go through and how these institutional and bureaucratic processes can affect the creation and development of artistic projects and the reaslisation of their intended message.
The piece shows two individuals in a single performance space, where they represent an eternal, reflective dialogue. On one side we find Arquiloco, in reference to the first poet to be censored in Ancient Greece, and on the other the prostitute, as a symbol of the perversion and submission of women under the patriarchal system that imposes its controlling laws. This eternal dialogue allows us to reflect on themes such as censorship, fear, freedom of expression, violence and power.
Time and the stage are represented as two diffuse elements making up a universe shared by performance and a series of texts. Some of these are by the artist herself, others inspired by and based on works of art, mainly from literature and film, all, like the documentary this is based on, censored in their time.



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EL CORO ¿PARA QUÉ SIRVE LA TRAGEDIA?/THE CHORUS - WHAT IS TRAGEDY FOR?

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 23/01/2023 to 28/01/2023

Juan Navarro
( Juan Navarro )

A local choir made up of people from different professions, backgrounds and generations decides to re-write the four movements of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. A kind of Coryphaeus who knows how drama works, helps them with the score and their moves in the performance. They don’t want to use instruments, their voices alone will carry the new experimental score. During rehearsals the group discuss the tragedies, fears and problems of society today. They reach no conclusion. What is tragedy for? What they really seek is to understand the head and body of Beethoven, the implacable deafness that totally isolated him from the world, and his desire to free humanity from something, perhaps from tragedy.



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DOUBLE INFINITE. THE BLUEBIRD CALL

L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 09/01/2023 to 21/01/2023

Mal Pelo
( Mal Pelo )

Duet by María Muñoz and Pep Ramis

Throughout our time making group creations, we have given ourselves space to meet on stage, just the two of us, a place to delve into and discover new realms of language, ideas about performance and dramatic composition. That is how we came to create Quarere (1989), L’animal a l’esquena (2001) and El Cinquè Hivern (2015), three pieces far apart in time that have been turning points in our performance quest.

It is this that leads us to create Double Infinite. The Bluebird Call. A fresh encounter between the two creators of Mal Pelo, to construct a piece out of fragility, simplicity and our love for this profession, that still poses questions for us. About ourselves, about the individual, identity, the group and our surroundings. And about the body, the great revealer of our own potential.