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A series of artistic proposals and meetings focused on the long-term relations the Graner creation centre has been building up with its closest environment: the La Marina neighbourhood.

The BOOMBETA cycle's activities will centre this year on the idea of laboratory and experimentation, with the Graner and surrounding streets turning into practice, dance and celebration spaces for finding common ground between city residents and artists. Other focuses will be activated, on our surroundings, the history of the neighbourhood and the memory preserved for creating new imageries from dance and the live arts.

The programme will be presented to the neighbourhood’s residents a few days before Sant Joan / Midsummer’s Eve to mark the La Marina de Port big annual festival during an open day at the Graner activated by artists with links to the centre.

Activities programme 

Tercerejar-dance family workshop for children aged 7 to 10 
With Nora Baylach
Date and time: Saturday, 1 July, from 11 am to 12.30 noon
Venue: Graner 
Collective games as a starting point for experimenting with the possibilities offered by music and the body.

Relatos del cemento enfermo (installation in the La Marina neighbourhood)
Date and time: Starts on Saturday, 1 July at 1 pm
Venue: La Marina neighbourhood
With Urati Laboratori
Artistic research into the legacy of the La Marina neighbourhood's social struggles.

Lo Memorable Laboratory 
With Javier J. Hedrosa and Paula Romero 
Date: Monday, 3 July to Thursday, 13 July- Six sessions. From 6 pm to 8.30 pm.
Venue: Graner 
Shared audience memories as theatre-research material. The activity includes a group visit to a Barcelona Grec Festival 2023 show.

Dance and body-training sessions from the Les Bacanals cycle
Los Informalls company
Date and time: Wednesday, 5 July, from 6 pm to 8 pm
Venue: Graner 
The session is part of Les Bacanals, a cycle bearing the popular name for the La Marina neighbourhood’s big annual festivities and inviting collective inventions of dances and new community-celebration spaces.

Thought laboratory from the Territori(s), Comunitat(s) i Pràctiques artístiques project.
Joint Graner project with Ateneu Popular 9Barris, La Central del Circ and Fabra i Coats: Fàbrica de Creació
Date and time: Saturday, 8 July, from 11 am to 3 pm
Venue: Graner
Day event inviting shared and participatory reflection relating to this project.

Informal Stage in the La Cadena Community Centre's Terrassa d’Estiu cycle 
With the Los Informalls company
Date and time: Wednesday, 12 July, at 7 pm
Venue: Parc de Can Sabaté
A dynamic training space for improvisation, full of freedom, by Los Informalls.

Open Study and demonstration of the PROTO (SN 1806) creation process
With Janet Novás
Date and time: Saturday, 15 July, at 7 pm
Venue: Graner
A proposal that takes the phenomenon of supernova stellar explosions as its starting point and considers how we can explode together and generate new, more collective, brilliant and catastrophic scenarios.

Open Study and demonstration of the Numerosos seréis desierto creation process
With Luz Arcas
Date and time: Thursday, 20 July, at 7 pm
Venue: Graner
A creation show on the obsolescence of bodies and objects. We will be able to see a group of individuals on stage who have previously worked in the laboratory with the choreographer at Graner.


BOOMBETA is a cycle launched by Graner, the dance and live arts creation centre, with support from the Grec Festival de Barcelona, Montjuïc Castle and the Neighbourhood Plan (under the Toolbox programme) and in collaboration with the La Cadena i Vila Veïna Community Centre.

Full information and ticket bookings as of 1 June: granerbcn.cat

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