Co-production 2016

Societat Doctor Alonso



Thursday 27th & Friday 28th April
- La Casa Encendida - Madrid

Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st, Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd May
- Festival de Danza Contemporanea de Navarra - Pamplona

Saturday 27th May
- Incorpor - Forli

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd June
- Dance Week Festival - Zagreb

Saturday 10th June
- New Dance Alliance - Nueva York

Saturday 1st July
- [Proyecto cav_a 17] Osijek - Croacia

Saturday 8th July
- Festus Festival d'arts al carrer de Torelló - Torelló

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th
- - [Proyecto cav_a 17] Festival Short Theatre - Roma, Italia
Duration: 55 min

Directed by: Sofia Asencio
Dramaturgy: Tomàs Aragay
Choreographic direction: Sofia Asencio
Created and interpreted by: Semolina Tomic
Lighting and stage space: CUBE
Sound Space: Marc Navarro
Production: Imma Bové
Distribution: Societat Doctor Alonso

Co-produced by Festival Terrassa’s TNT, with the collaboration of Antic Teatre, City of Bàscara Council and with support from ICEC and INAEM

This is an experiment in chaos and order. The experience is obviously not an innocuous one and is extremely complex; it could be summarised as “if you want silence you have to work on it” or “do whatever you like”. Assuming power is in no way simple. We are born tied to our circumstances and from our earliest childhood depend on others to obtain such vital necessities as food or heat. We depend on the audience, and also on theatres and governments, for our work to be seen. However, what is essentially a social interdependence does not make either the audience or the theatres or the governments our masters. The problem with government is that it has been created to rule, to administrate and to govern our actions. Art is a homogenous medium where we can experiment with or reproduce certain states, certain assumptions.

Sofía Asencio and Tomàs Aragay are the company co-directors. Every show or project is begun from scratch, so that they can rethink their artistic language each time. Mixing genres, stage formats and types of people, they create their own way of inhabiting the stage. They like to use the stage, where we would expect to see something spectacular, as the setting for something as unspectacular as possible, so creating a poetic pathos.

Societat Doctor Alonso set up their base in a rural area, the village of Pontós in the province of Girona, to move away from the ‘noise’ and the ‘uniformity’ that surrounds contemporary creation and the arts in a big city like Barcelona. This allowed them to turn their gaze inward in search of their own voice. By creating in a local and rural environment, and finding their place within their own cultural traditions, they are in a position to construct a strong and universal discourse from their peripheral perspective.
By the same token Societat Doctor Alonso have developed a clear will for continuous exchange with the outside world, a desire supported by a double conviction: on the one hand, the need to keep a close eye on the creative directions being developed abroad; and on the other, the overwhelming imperative of showing their work to audiences from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, so that the variety of reactions can in turn provide an enriching artistic feedback.
Societat Doctor Alonso collaborate with a broad selection of interdisciplinary artists, often continuing these collaborations across an extensive range of projects.


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