pere faura
   performance artist
  ballar és cosa de llibres (dancing is a matter of books)
images:

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fotos: Tristán Pérez-Martín. July 2018. Espai cultural – Fàbrica Vella, Sallent

video:


video: Tristán Pérez-Martín. July 2018. Espai cultural – Fàbrica Vella, Sallent

title:

ballar és cosa de llibres (dancing is a matter of books)

date:

2018

tags:

dance, books, literature, participation, observation, performer, spectator

direction and performance:

claudia solwat, javier vaquero, pere faura

scenic space and conceptual advice:

jordi queralt

lighting design:

guillem gelabert, irene ferrer, sergio roca

sound design:

javier vaquero, ramon ciércoles

music:

vvaa

design of the "libretto":

pablo pelocodo

selection of books and literary advice:

tantàgora - artiparaula.com

costume design:

txell janot, pablo pelocodo

technique:

irene ferrer

production:

claudia solwat, sandra casals

producer:

A show produced by the Cultural Platform La Diürna, with the support of Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya and in collaboration with Fàbrica Vella - Espai Cultural de Sallent, Blanc Produccions and Mercat de les Flors.

with the special support of:

Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya (CAT)
gencat / cultura

duration:

50'

premiere:

July, 6th,2018. Fàbrica Vella - Espai Cultural de Sallent.

abstract:

ballar és cosa de llibres (dancing is a matter of books) is a scenic and participatory show that proposes the exercise of dancing with books and observing the movement created when you dance with books. An initiative that combines the practice of dance and the practice of observing at dance, being a dancer and being a spectator, the strength of a real physical experience and the pleasure of feeling seduced by a body that dances with a book.

It proposes a journey through different ways of relating to a book beyond its common use and that singular relationship that normally has among the smallest. This trust as well-known and everyday objects is what, in fact, makes it easier to start dancing for the first time. A book can make people dance a lot.

It offers an experience between dance and literature to discover the pleasure of dancing reading, reading while dancing, dancing what we read or read what we dance.

How does it work?
At the beginning of the show, each participant will have to decide if he wants to participate as a dancer or as a spectator. Those who decide to dance will do it with a book that will become their dance partner. Those who decide to observe will do it with a book ("libretto") that will become a useful toolbox while also being a dance viewer.

How long is it and for what kind of audience?
The show lasts approximately 50 minutes and is thought of as a family experience, where adults and children, all together, dance with books or watch others as they dance with books.
There will be a maximum of 25 participants who will dance on stage and another 75, who will be spectators. These figures will depend on the capacity of the room and the dimensions of the stage.

Which books will we dance?
The books we will dance with are part of a selection of illustrated albums of high artistic quality and a rich and entertaining literary language, which encourages an easy and exciting reading, where text and image often blend into a single poetic journey. This selection has been made by Tantàgora.

What book will we see dancing?
To all those who decide to participate in the event as spectators, they will be given the "Libretto" of the show. This is a book created and designed for the occasion by the graphic designer Pablo Pelocodo to accompany and amplify the experience of being a dance viewer.

press:

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archieve:
date venue
2019.March.2.3 Festival FLIC. Mercat de les flors. Barcelona
2018.October.7 Russafa escènica. La Rambleta. València
2018.July.6,8 PREMIERE. Espai cultural – Fàbrica Vella, Sallent
2018.July.2-4 Residència tècnica Espai cultural – Fàbrica Vella, Sallent

 

technical needs:

Space:
Theater or space enabled with scenic box and seating patio.

Space + set design:
- White linoleum
- White Cyclorama
- Motorized mirror ball (The company has one that can be supplied in case the theater does not have)

Lights:
- 12 Fresnel ETC 750W
- 30 Pairs nº5
- 16 Cuts ETC
- 4 LED Panoramas

Sound:
- General sound board connected to PA
- 1 Shure handheld wireless microphone
- 2 wireless headset microphones (the company has one)