María Muñoz – Mal Pelo “Bach”

Tanz / Theater

Unique Performance and Dance from Catalunya

In the depARTures series, JOINT ADVENTURES presents choreographic works in the context of ACCESS TO DANCE and with the support of the Institut Ramon Llull. They create bridges to other art forms and thus expand the possibilities of dance and performance. The first edition of the series in 2018 was given the motto “New Choreographic Strategies in Dutch Dance”; this time, choreographers from Catalonia are placed in the focus. The performances are flanked by an homage to the Catalonia film director Núria Font Solà (1958-2017); it is curated by Àngels Margarit, the director of the Barcelona dance house Mercat de les Flors.
Artist talks after the performances round out the evenings.

April 5, 2019 Muffathalle
6.30pm Videodance in collaboration with Mal Pelo + documentary
Eixa Paula (5’) // Canaan (7’)
Cos a l'aire, peus a terra (52‘/2014) A documentary about the company Mal Pelo
8 pm María Muñoz – Mal Pelo “Bach”

In Bach the discourse is articulated through the body and the music of Bach.
This piece is the start of a much longer work. An approach to the Well-Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach, in which Maria Muñoz combines the dance to some preludes which are played live with the memory of some fugues danced in silence. The performer's presence develops within a pure work of movement. Her outstanding solo is a „signature piece“ of catalan dance in the years 2000.

Creation, Performance > María Muñoz
Music > Wohltemperiertes Klavier by Johann Sebastian Bach
Live-Piano > Dan Tepfer
Video Images > Núria Font
Light > August Viladomat
Sound & Videotechnique > Marc Paneque
A production by Mal Pelo, in collaboration with Teatro Real (Madrid) and Teatre Lliure (Barcelona). Premiere: 26.2.2004 in Espai Lliure (Barcelona).

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