Residences 
2023
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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.