EL MOVIMIENTO is an artistic creation project, collectively authored by city communities. It’s a movement for the generation of new folk culture: contemporary social dances that we can make our own and establish as traditions of the future. Starting with the idea of dance as a tool for conflict resolution and the empowerment of civic conscience, we worked with a range of collectives representing the new civic communities. Together, we created and considered how to not only conserve these new dances, but also protect and transmit them to other citizens, establishing them as part of the city’s non-material heritage.
We’re proposing a place for research, thought and creation, where new forms of folk culture can be invented to represent each of the communities involved; bringing the body into society by generating inclusive and including dances.
The two sessions at Antic Teatre will establish the bases of this new Ciutat Vella movement, committed to “making histories” for the city of Barcelona.
The project will manifest its various formats at: La Danza Real Arcicollana 2021, Feria de la Mediterrània 2021, Festival TNT 2022 (Terrassa)
We’re Jorge Dutor and Guillem Mont de Palol, theatrical creators and performers.
We work at the edges of various disciplines including dance, architecture, theatre and opera, and their influence on politics and society. We are deeply committed to a place that others only transit through: being at the edges of things rather than at their centre is an ideological position. Our performance work cuts across forms of expression and is developed using energy and empathy: we use humour, the absurd, repetition and music to bring live arts closer to all audiences, with the aim of having them all dancing the conga by the time they leave, ready to repeat what they’ve seen once they’re back in their homes. We’ve been in this together since 2009, collaborating with theatres, art centres and festivals in Europe and Latin America.
Hacer Historia(s) vol IV
This new volume of Hh (s) continues to position the body as the medium for the unpredictable desires, memories and rituals that connect us to the present. For this, Volume 4, we’ll be practicing divination with astrological devices as we search for answers from beyond and investigate the quantic possibilities of the event; we’ll make matter vibrate and establish a dialogue with a range of visible, subtle and even invisible bodies. Hh (s) invokes artistic practices that, by insistently perforating reality, will open new spaces where we can breathe and see beyond what we are being shown. The artists taking part relate to somatic, energetic, traditional and spiritual practices on a daily basis; practices that allow us to penetrate the internal processes that affect our social, cultural and temporal perceptions of the world and connect with the capacity for contemporary creation to discover other poesies, other ways of relating to each other and other performativities. The Historie (s) we’ll experience and with which we’ll cross the breach towards new realities will bring into play the strategies of magic, mystery and intuition, will exist in constant uncertainty and will juggle new possibilities of being.
This 4th edition will add to the well-established elements of this cycle – archive, memory and community – new ways of seeing and new perspectives such as beliefs, spirituality and other contemporary magicks.
La Poderosa is a space for creation, research and cultural agitation.
La Poderosa is a space that supports creation, embraces the new and is both container and support for the established. A space like a fertile womb that empowers research projects about languages of the body. A space for the closeness and proximity that encourages relations between artist and audience, that curates and creates exhibitions specifically for individual and collaborative practices. A space that contains the growing, the fattening and the eating in which to share everything that seems impossible in other places and contexts. A space that practices resistance through the continuous questioning of the emotional, social, political and cultural situation that surrounds it, trying to generate new work methodologies that foster empathy and awareness of the current realities and needs of artists, audiences and the community in general.