arts en viu a escena
January 12


30 years, a poetic act of resistance

POLS - arts en viu a escena
Saturday, January 12 at 8pm
Duration: 60 min
Tickets: 12 euros ONLINE // 15 euros BOX OFFICE

Thursday 10 January 2019. 8pm
Diana Gadish
Atlantis2019. Esbós d’un paisatge
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Friday 11 January 2019. 8pm
Estitxu Arroyo Sánchez
Cuerpo-Documento. Serie 1
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Saturday 12 January 2019. 8pm
Toni Cots & Esther Freixa i Ràfols
30 years, a poetic act of resistance
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Sunday 13 January 2019. 8pm
Núria Guiu Sagarra
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Premiere at El Masnou (Barcelona). Presented in Barcelona (various venues) and Turin (Italy).

Creation and research: Toni Cots and Esther Freixa i Ràfols
Dramaturgy: Toni Cots
On stage: Esther Freixa i Ràfols

With the support of: CRA’P – Artistic creation and research practices

Project in Residence at: Teatro Potlach (Fara Sabina, Italy), Escena Mazatlán. Festival Internacional de Teatro (Mexico) and Teatro de la Rendija (Mérida, Mexico)

Acknowledgments: Kika Rodríguez, Óscar Urrutia, Josep Maria Jordana, Lis Costa


Facebook: Esther Freixa Ràfols, Toni Cots


This staged proposal arises from the writings of Ingeborg Bachmann (+ info). By means of her ever-present voice we question our deepest humanity, revealing the ambivalence of a world that, despite being cruel, alienating, limiting, and making it hard for us to live our lives freely, allows us to experience a most subtle beauty within it. During these thirty years, we take a round trip together to and from oblivion, opening fissures in the times of memory and celebrating the encounter.

Toni Cots and Esther Freixa i Ràfols have collaborated since 2007, establishing a continuous dialogue related to Performance Arts. Together they have created an artistic language that confronts the viewer’s gaze using a variety of approaches to body and text, characterised by a poetry of intimacy that searches for how a theatrical event can become a shared place with the spectator.
Their last creation, Medea (a la carte), has been presented 137 times over ten years, in private homes, galleries, theatres and festivals in Europe, Lebanon, Mexico, Venezuela and Argentina.
30 years – a poetic act of resistance is the continuation of this research process started eleven years ago.
They also collaborate with the CRA’P project (www.cra-p.org) in the field of cultural management, through which they develop different proposals based on research, creation, training and production.

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