“To the right there are five or seven steps leading to a blue, double pannelled door. On the third step there’s half a loaf of bread, soaked by last night’s rain.”
Un Paseo Colectivo is an antitour in which two hosts and a group of walkers wander uninterruptedly through urban spaces – some public, some private – laying a trail by entering and leaving them.
The walk turns the surrounding architecture, previously fixed, firm and sedentary, into moving, unstable and therefore subjective and dynamic spaces. The walk also highlights Barcelona’s commercial, absurd or convenient relationships with the bodies that inhabit or pass through the city.
Un Paseo Colectivo is a moving site-specific piece created in the context of Antic Teatre and the neighbourhood of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i La Ribera.
Xavier Manubens is a choreographer and performer. He holds a degree in Experimental Theater by Cuarta Pared and an MA in Arts Practice and Visual Culture from the Reina Sofía National Museum and Centre for the Arts. He has shown the results of his research in spaces such as Arts Santa Mònica-Mostra IN SITU, MACBA es viu, La New Gallery, COAM, Photogenic Festival, Canal Isabel II Gallery, Umeå universitet and La Caldera. He works as a performer with Idoia Zabaleta, Joan Morey, Francesco Arena and he collaborates with Cuqui Jerez. His interests revolve around sabotaging space, image performativity, choreography and situation, the upcoming Apocalypse and physical action as a poetic and transforming tool.
Verónica Navas is a stage author and playwright born and based in Barcelona. She holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication and an MA in Screenwriting for Cinema and Television. She is currently finishing her degree in Stage Direction and Dramaturgy. She has worked as a performer in photography, video and theatre. For the past few years she has been directing and sometimes performing her own pieces. These include: TOC-rrr-TOC (FITZ! Zentrum für Figurentheater, 2016), Until Stock Lasts (Rehearsing so that my mother’s death doesn’t catch me off guard) (Blueproject Foundation, La Pedrera, 2017) and A Collective Walk, alongside Xavier Manubens. Her context of interest moves between documentary performativities, site-specific, the word on stage as a visual element, how spectators may became doers, field-recording and urbanism, always with a strong gender perspective.