Barcelona Cultura

Israel Galván

La Fiesta

We have seen Israel Galván incorporating steps and ideas into his flamenco techniques that come from dance theatre or contemporary dance. This desire to rethink the very way of dancing based on the way other people dance, of dancing with others while avoiding group choreographies, now brings him to share the stage with eight dancers and musicians. They pool their talents while rebelling against space and time, in a fiesta that is at once war and rebellion. They express themselves in a language of their own composed of the sum of all the languages they use: contemporary dance and flamenco, performance, onomatopoeias and guttural sounds, words pronounced in the most diverse languages.

Yes, this is a polyphonic show put together from the search for total freedom that is so typical of Israel Galván. And from the explorations of the world of folk and rock of the violinist, singer and dancer Eloísa Cantón; the talent of guitarist Emilio Caracafé (one of the many artists born in the Seville neighbourhood of Las 3.000 Viviendas); the traditional flamenco of the bailaor (and pianist, cantaor (singer), percussionist and palmero) from Cádiz El Junco. The art of the bailaor from Malaga Ramón Martínez; of the invisible landscapes that the cantaor and star of independent music Niño de Elche creates with his voice and guitar; the imposing presence of the gypsy artist Uchi; the voice of the Tunisian artist Alia Sellami, trained in Arab music, lyrical poetry and jazz … All these voices and presences are part of an on-stage fiesta that starts with flamenco but which expresses itself most powerfully in diversity.  

A bailaor (flamenco dancer) who has combined his art with the most up-to-date forms of contemporary dance invites artists in the most diverse styles to get up on stage. He organizes a fiesta that, like life itself, is at one and the same time about celebration and war.

A coproduction by A Negro Producciones, Festspielhaus St. Pölten (inkl. Artist Residency), Théâtre de la Ville / La Villette (Paris), Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre de Nîmes – scène conventionée pour la danse contemporaine, Sadler’s Wells London, Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre De l’Archipel – scène nationale de Perpignan, Teatro Central de Sevilla.

In collaboration with the Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales - Consejería de Cultura - Junta de Andalucía, Instituto Andaluz del FlamencoInstituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) del Ministerio de Cultura.

Acknowledgements: Grec Festival de Barcelona, Temporada Alta - Festival de tardor de Catalunya. Girona-Salt, Aichi Prefectural Art Center.

Israel Galván is an artist associated with the Théâtre de la Ville (Paris). 

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Concept / artistic direction and choreography
Israel Galván
Written by
Pedro G. Romero
Performed by
Israel Galván, Eloísa Cantón, Emilio Caracafé, El Junco, Ramón Martínez, Niño de Elche, Alejandro Rojas-Marcos, Alia Sellami, Uchi. Special guests: Byzantine Ensemble Polytropon: Panagiotis Andriopoulos (director), Angelos Bentis, Charalampos Kalapanidas, Dimitrios Karadimas
Lighting design
Carlos Marquerie
Musical codirection
Israel Galván and Niño de Elche
Collaboration with the staging
Patricia Caballero
Astistant staging and stage manager
Balbina Parra
Set design and technical director
Pablo Pujol
Sound dessign
Pedro León
Wardrobe
Peggy Housset
Artistic coordinator
Carole Fierz
Production manager
Cisco Casado - A Negro Producciones
Production assistance
Dietrich Grosse
Tour management
Amparo Hernández
Communication
Jaime Quintero
Production consultant
Dietrich Grosse
Production assistance
Amparo Hernández
Passeig de Santa Madrona, 36, 08038 Barcelona, Espanya
Metro

L1 (Espanya), L3 (Espanya; Poble Sec)

FGC

Espanya

Bicing

França Xica, 42; Av. Rius i Taulet /Lleida

Bus

55, 150, N0, N6

Accessibilitat

Accessible venue for people with reduced mobility. Seating reserved at the rear of the theatre. Accessible toilets. Reserved parking.

Accessibilitat

Induction loop throughout most of theatre

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Data

This activity is part of the Grec_ Selection
Dansa
Start date
04/07
End date
05/07
Venue
Teatre Grec
Times
10 p.m.
Running time
90 min
Price
16 €-30 €

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