November 4 to 14, 2021


Hacer Historia(s) vol IV Contemporary dance and performance cycle


Contemporary dance and performance cycle

Organised and curated by La Poderosa

With collusion from Antic Teatre, La Caldera, el MACBA and Mercat de las Flors.

With collaboration from Fabra i Coats: Centre de Art Contemporáni y La Filmoteca de Cataluña.

With the support of ICUB – Ayuntamiento de Barcelona y OSIC – Departamento de Cultura de la Generalidad de Cataluña y Fabra i Coats: Fábrica de creación.


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.

[November 4th and 5th at 8 pm]
Jorge Dutor & Guillem Mont de Palol
EL MOVIMIENTO (new body languages)

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.

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[November 12 from 6 om to 10 pm]
UN ALTAR (instalation)

When you place yourself before an altar, time stops. You set the length of time: you remain at the altar as long as you wish. You own your presence and your attention and do with them whatever you decide at any moment. Nothing is expected of you: all you have to do is hear the call and go, if you so wish. The Mother is there, does nothing else but simply be and love each and every one of her daughters, even when they don’t come in time or don’t manage to respond with their presence. 

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[November 13th at 8 pm]
COREOGRAFÍAS SELVÁTICAS (new body languages)

Coreografías Selváticas is about communication with plant life forms and their possibilities in sensitive production. The curiousity emanating from plants is accompanied by experimentation, alchemy and cultivation, three vast magnetic fields from where humanity has made contact with the plant world; each culture home to a host of practices ranging from rituals and shamanic ceremonies to recreational and culinary uses. Medicine and poison; food.

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[November 14th at 12:30 am]
RADIO VISIBLE ( radio session / closing)

A device allowing us to address a range of themes related to the cycle, on this occasion linked to magic and spirituality, creating the possibility of conducting interviews, fielding debates and proposing practices that extend beyond the mic. Including an aperitif, Radio Invisible at Antic Teatre will be hosted by Cris Celada, a creator who used to be part of Artas and had a close relationship with La Poderosa: we can’t imagine a better closure, among friends.

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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.

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