Creation Residence  
L'animal a l'esquena (Celrà)
From 28/02/2022 to 05/03/2022

Raquel Gualtero
( Raquel Gualtero )

From the Greek pan (all) and horama (view), the word panorama was popularised by the Irish painter Robert Baker (1787) to describe his circular paintings. In his wide landscapes the artist created an immersive experience that invited contemplation, and so reflection. What is our place in this landscape?
In the same way, Raquel Gualtero asks us to enter a contemplative state in which, through her body, we travel through different imaginings that seem strangely familiar to us. The whole piece is freighted with recognisable gestures that, through repetition, become infinite choreographies. The dancer’s body is at the centre of this landscape. Fitted with a second skin that conjures post-human futures, this body invites you to enter a trance as the only way to reach an intimate, unique and untransferable place, that is not a photocopy of anything or anyone. A place pierced by a voice that belongs to us and which transforms the moulds we have made for ourselves. This place in the landscape may perhaps be strange, inhospitable and unexpected, but it is certainly one we long for.

Director: Raquel Gualtero
Performer: Raquel Gualtero
Assistant Director: Lipi Hernández
Assistant author: Albert Pérez
Composer and director of music: Aurora Bauzà
Set: Arnau Sala
Lighting design: Arnau Sala
Set assistant: Raquel Klein
Photography: Marga Pares
Production/ Distribution: Tina Agency, El Climamola
Coproduction: Mercat de les Flors, Festival Sismògraf, Antic Teatre
With the support of: Danza en Breve (La Laguna, Tenerife) Convent de les Arts (Alcover), L’animal a l’esquena (Celrà), Graner (Barcelona)
Thanks to: Oscar Dasi, Pere Faura, Rodrigo Rammsy, La Caldera, Raquel Klein, Semolina Tomic, Javier Cuevas, Miguel Fiol, Pia Mazuela