Made of Space
Mercat de les Flors - Sala Maria Aurèlia Capmany 01/07 - 03/07
This new work by GN|MC concludes a trilogy that began with the quintet Time Takes The Time Time Takes (2015) and continued with the septet Set Of Sets (2018), dedicated to exploring the concept of time and the notion of infinity. Now, the company consisting of Guy Nader and Maria Campos continues to delve into concepts of physics, staging a performance with the communicative capacity inherent in movement in its relationship with the notion of space-time as a source of inspiration. It is a visual and sound journey that articulates time, space and body using movement patterns and the musical structures provided by Miguel Marín, the composer who regularly works with the company. Through the accumulation, variation and repetition of trajectories, strokes and paths in space, GN|MC’s new creation forms a continuous and infinite space, like a score in which the paths, the sustained repetitions, the continuous variations follow one after the other. The space is occupied geometrically by a group of performers who, like the musicians, let themselves be carried away by the energy and dynamism uniting them. They form a network with a common thread of movement as the basis for an infinite number of variations, constantly defying gravity and, at the same time, surrendering to it. The space thus becomes a generating field, a connective fabric that is woven as a visual testimony of the lived and experienced landscape. Poetics of space that stop the flow of time. A wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of vital energy.
GN|MC is a company based in Barcelona, the result of the collaboration between Guy Nader and Maria Campos since 2006. Their work has been seen at festivals and on stages all over the world and they have created choreographies for major European and Asian dance companies. Awarded the City of Barcelona prize in the dance category in 2019 and the Der Faust Prize in Germany in 2017, the company is made up of Barcelona-born Maria Campos, a dancer and choreographer trained in Austria and the Netherlands who has worked with companies such as Meekers, Protein Dance, Sol Picó and Angels Margarit/Cía Mudanzas, among others; and the Lebanese choreographer and dancer Guy Nader, a graduate of the National Institute of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University in Beirut. He received the danceWEB Europe grant in 2012 and won first prize at the Masdanza International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands in 2010 for his solo Where the Things Hide. A resident company at the Mercat de les Flors, GN|MC’s new show is part of the Cèl·lula creation structure, which invites and welcomes dance and movement professionals to the Casa de la Dansa de Montjuïc in order to facilitate choreographic development and transmission.
A co-production of the Grec 2021 Festival de Barcelona, Mercat de les Flors (projecte Cèl·lula) and CondeDuque.
With the collaboration of Graner, Centre for Creation.
With the collaboration of the Banc de Sabadell Foundation and the Departament de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya
Idea and conception: GN|MC Guy Nader, Maria Campos Director: Guy Nader Co-direction: Maria Campos Composer: Miguel Marín Live music: Miguel Marín, Daniel Munarriz Creation and performance: Alex De Vries, Anamaria Klajnšček, Héctor Plaza, Maria Campos, Maxime Smeets, Noé Ferey, Patricia Hastewell Lighting design: Conchita Pons Technical direction: Albert Glas Scene design: GN|MC Costume design: Gabriela Lotaif Artistic advice: Alexis Eupierre Director's assistance: Claudia SolWat Executive producer: Clàudia Saez/La Destil·leria, Raqscene International distribution: PLAN B - Creative Agency for Performing Arts Aknowledgements: Michael Yazbek Photography: Alfred Mauve
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