pere faura
   performance artist
  sin baile no hay paraíso (no dance, no paradise).
a personal embodiment of dance history

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sin baile no hay paraíso . salzburg 2017 . photos: bernhard mueller

video sequence:

Sin baile no hay paraíso / Teaser / Mercat de les Flors

video sequence:

Sin baile no hay paraíso / Teaser_Clip


sin baile no hay paraíso (no dance, no paradise). a personal embodiment of dance history



direction and performance:

pere faura

visual scenography:

desilence studio

lighting design:

israel quintero

touring technician:

sergio roca saiz

stage scenography:

jordi queralt

movement advise:

amaranta Velarda, claudia Solwat


arturo castillo, lena mandotter, jorge drexler, mistress barbara, pete llderton


michael heart

sound design:

ramón ciércoles

musical assembly:

arturo castillo

costume desing:

txell janot

booklet design:

joan escofet

performance texts:

pere faura, anne teresa de keersmaeker


enric arquimbau

french trnslation:

sarah anglada

catalan trnslation:

neus faura


claudia solwat

administrative production:

joan gay


la comédie de valence, CDN drôme-ardèche (FR)
mercat de les flors / el graner (BCN)
fundació catalunya - la pedrera (BCN)

with the support:

la poderosa (BCN)
ca l’estruch (BCN)
departament de cultura de la Genrealitat de Catalunya (CAT)
gencat / cultura

with the support:

Circuito #DanzaaEscena2016 Danza A Escena 2016


60 minutes


May 23-24, 2014. Festival Ambivalence(s), Valence, France


“No dance, no paradise” is a dance project about and around dance. Through the use of 4 well renowned iconic choreographies of Dance History, as well as part of the performer’s own dance history, the performance proposes their re-embodiment and re-contextualization as a historical and symbolic gesture of recognition and admiration, as well as an exercise of humorist self-criticism about the dance world and its references. A choreographic collage between the tap dancing of “Singin’ in the Rain”, the disco dancing of “Saturday night fever”, the contemporary dance of “Rosas”, and the classical ballet of “The dying Swan”. All of them imprinted in one unique body that performs part of the collective memory of dance in order to unfold reflections about performativity, gender, ownership and representation in dance and in its History.


"No dance, no paradise" doesn’t pretend to be a mere multidisciplinary explosion, although it combines different languages. It does not want to become a banal celebration of the diversity in dance, although it displays different choreographic realities. "No dance, no paradise” is a theatrical collage of four iconic choreographies that are part of my references as a dancer and maker in the same way that are part of the collective imaginary. It's a structured and rehearsed orgy of what for me is very personal, but at the same time is completely universal. And it is in this dialogue between the private and the common, between my influences and your memories, between my sweat and your gaze, which I propose to place these four historical choreographies on the same level without giving any importance to the stupid separation between popular and high culture.

The exaggerated smile of Gene Kelly. The coolness of Travolta. The mathematical perfection of Keersmaeker. The virtuoso drama of Plitseskaya. The easiness to happiness from musical comedies. The impossibility to choreograph the freedom of disco. The dramaturgy of abstract movement repetition. The maximum stylization of the representation of death.

Every fragment, every gesture, every dance is not only the expression of a formal discipline or movement style. Each of them is a dance synthesis of a larger chorographical practice, which could be understood as a positioning towards life, a way to understand and interpret reality. "No dance, no paradise" is a personal selection of some of these ways, a review of the influence of those views, a tribute to my childhood as a dancer to redefine my passions as a choreographer.

Oscar Wilde said that the only duty we have with history is to rewrite it. "No dance, no paradise" is a personal rewriting of a personal history. But it is not novel or essay, rather a kind of danced comic vignettes, with no story nor drama, but with moving drawings and texts about the old dances of these four heroes which still captivate us with their ephemeral powers.

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date auhtor / publication lang
2017.August.13 VIDEO / Eric Mayer interviews Pere Faura / de
2017.June.22 VIDEO / Andre Cornellier / de
2016.November.3 Dolores Guerrero / El Correo de Andalucía es
2016.October.30 Fernando Chacón / las2sevillas es
2016.October.30 Marta Carrasco / ABC Sevilla es
2016.October.29 Rosalía Gómez / Diario de Sevilla es
2016.February.7 Martina Alcobendas / Balla Barcelona ca
2015.September.29 VIDEO / Lliurament dels 40 Premis FAD Sebastià Gasch d’Arts Parateatrals / BTV ca
2015.April.9 VIDEO / Àrtic - Entrevista amb Pere Faura / BTV ca
2015.April.8 VIDEO / El coxi vermell - Entrevista con Pere Faura / Dansart Barcelona es
2014.November.19 VIDEO / Versus - Pere Faura vs. Sergio Boris / Tardor Temporada Alta es
2015.April.12 Jordi Sora / escena de la memòria ca
2015.April.10 Redacció / ca
2015.April.10 Marta Cervera / ca / es
2015.April.10 Cultura La Vanguardia / La Vanguardia Que Fem ? ca
2015.April.9 Andreu Gomila / Time Out ca
2015.April.9 Andreu Gomila / Time Out ca
2015.April.9 ACN / ca / es
2015.March.27 VIDEO / tv3 recomana / TV3 Pere Faura.Sin baile no hay paraíso.Mercat de les Flors ca
2015.March.24 Jordi Ribot Thunnissen / El Blog del Mercat de le Flors ca
2015.March.5 Bàrbara Villuendas / Cadena Ser Radio Lleida ca
2014.May.28 Chalotte Lipinska / pirotechne fr
2014.May.24 PONERS podcasts redaction / Radio Saint Ferréol fr + ca
2014.May.23 Amelie Blaustein Niddam / en
2014.May.23 Rosita Boisseau / M le magazine du Monde fr
2014.May.22 redaction / en+fr+es+ca
2014.May.21 redacción / es
2014.May.15 Sarra Ben Hamida / fr
2013.November.02 J.A. / Diari de Sabadell ca
date place
2013.May.13-27 Creative residence. El Graner. Barcelona.
2013.June.10-20 Creative residence. El Graner. Barcelona.
2013.July.15-25 Creative residence. El Graner. Barcelona.
2013.October.28>November.2 Technical residence. Ca l’Estruch. Sabadell.
2013.November.2 Project presentation. Ca l’Estruch. Sabadell.
2014.February.March.April Creative residence. La Poderosa. Barcelona.
2014.April.14-17 Creative residence. Fabra i Coats. Barcelona.
2014.May.5-16 Technical residence. El Graner. Barcelona.
2014.May.23-24 Premiere: Festival Ambivalence(s), Valence, France.
2014.November Festival Dansa Ara. La Pedrera. Barcelona.
2014.October.31 Festival MOVE! Fabrik Heeder, Krefeld‏. Germany.
2014.November.21 Temporada Alta. Girona.
2015.February.5 Teatre Principal. Olot
2015.March.5 Teatre Escorxador. Lleida
2015.April.9-12 Mercat de les Flors. Barcelona.
2015.December.7 FID - Finestra d'Internacionalització de la Dansa. Mercat de les Flors. Barcelona.
2016.February.12 Festival pays de danses. Théâtre de Liège. Liège, Belgium.
2016.February.14 Centre d'Arts Escèniques de Terrassa El Caet, Terrassa.
2016.May.7 Teatro Rialto. Valencia.
2016.May.14 Donostia, Sant Sebastià.
2016.June.11 Auditorio. Tenerife.
2016.June.30.July.1 Julidans Festival, Amsterdam.
2016.July.20 CaixaForum. Barcelona
2016.September.11 Logroño. Danza a Escena 2016.
2016.October.28,29 Sevilla. Danza a Escena 2016.
2016.November.2,3 Granada. Danza a Escena 2016.
2017.March.21 La Ligue de l'enseignement fédération des P.-O.. Thuir, France.
2017.April.30 Teatre-auditori. Sant Cugat del vallés. Barcelona.
2017.June.22,23 ARGEkultur. Salzburg.
2017.November.4 Espai Cultural la Lira. Tremp.
2018.February.23,24 Teatros del Canal.Madrid.
2018.March.3 LAVA. El Laboratorio de las Artes de Valladolid. Sala Concha Velasco. Valladolid.
2018.April.29 Stadsschouwburg. Utrecht.
2018.May.25 La Ligue de l'Enseignement fédération des Pyrénées Orientals. La Salle d’Alenyà, Catalunya Nord.
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