Residency in Granolers and Mataró of Spain.

Thanks to the residency opportunity and financial support, I was able to instigate my research inquiries with local dance practitioners as well as research and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of light designing, costume designing, dramaturgy, and sound to expand and challenge my choreography practice. The 4-week intensive research and development process ended with a studio theatre presentation which included a 15-minute crafted performance and Q&A.

An important element of the process is the association, reinterpretation, rethinking, and understanding of certain images, ideas, or just everyday words. The current keywords we are working with are ‘game’, ‘childhood’, and ‘home’.  What do these words mean to an adult and what do they mean now? To relive something in a different time, with a different body and mind?

What I am most interested in are the emotional effects that come out of these aforementioned words and the embodiment of certain childhood situations and memories.  During the process, I don’t look for a dramaturgically linear process—I leave it to evolve by chance. In the end, however, what evolves must be transformed into a kind of story or coherent world.

Contributed to the process:
Miranda Laurece (UK) – dramaturg
Roberto Fratini Serafide (IT) – dramaturg Krizstina Szirtes (HU) – dancer
Marc Luperta (SPA) – dancer
Antonio Gomez (SPA) – designer
Macarena Placios (SPA) – light designer
Nora Baylach (SPA) – photographer
Alex Pujol I Pugvehi (SPA) – executive producer

Creative Residences: Can Gasol Centre de creació d’arts escèniques (Mataro – Spain). Roca Umbert Centre d’Arts en Moviment (Granollers - Spain).

Supporters: Workshop Foundation (Budapes - Hungary), Studio Wayne Mcgregor (London - UK), Oxford Dance Forum (Oxford - Uk), Teatre Municipal de Lloret de Mar (Lloret - Spain), Theatre L'ateneu De Cerla (Celra - Spain), Hungarian Govermnet Department of Culture (Hungary, Budapest)

Partners: Tinglado D’Arts Escèniques Management Company (Girona - Spain)

Photos: Work -in- progres presentation by Nora Baylach and Movement Class by Toni Torrilla