Dancing between public sphere, landscape and architecture: Catalonia from recent past to present


  • 31 August
    17:15 – 18:45
  • Weltkunstzimmer | Düsseldorf City
  • Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility
  • Duration: 90min

Both dance and architecture are about creating, composing and constructing, based on the concept and perception of space, light and time. They share the elements of rhythm and lines, and referring to Vitruvius’ ideas, both artistic forms share the intrinsic qualities of beauty, firmness and utility. Architecture is a source of inspiration for Catalan choreographers such as Cesc Gelabert, Àngels Margarit, Toni Mira, Andrés Corchero, Claudia Mirambell. The T-Talk initiates a dialogue between contemporary dance and architecture, touching upon the cultural legacy of Catalan architecture as well as cultural policies during the democratic past and present in Catalonia. It introduces several unique projects that have been realized in different public spaces (such as Dies de dansa, Dance at the Parc Güell, Barcelona’s La Mercè festival, Dance at the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe etc.) and reviews proposals from the Sismògraf festival or Festival Deltebre Dansa (among others) where natural spaces like rice fields and volcanic landscapes are conceived as new habitats to share dance experiences.

Panel: Ester Vendrell (Professor of Dance History and Performing arts production in Dance Conservatories at Institut del Teatre), Magí Serra (dancer & choreographer), Cesc Gelabert (Co-director Gelabert Azzopardi, choreographer & dancer)

Institut Ramon Llull