Tabakalera taulara : performance municipal
Every Thursday this summer, always at half past eight in the afternoon, the rooftop terrace of Tabakalera will again host a selection of work linked to live performance arts. From 6 July until 31 August we will be able to enjoy different proposals that combine sound, the body, movement, choreography and language.
Maia Villot has prepared a selection of works by Rodrigo Cuevas, Maite Arroitajauregi (Mursego), Jorge Dutor and Guillem Mont de Palol, Idurre Azkue and Joseba Irazoki, Hipólito Patón and Vicente Arlandis, Jaume Ferrete, Beatriz Setién and Lisa Nogara, Luciana Chieregati and Ibon Salvador (Colectivo Qualquer) and Nazario Diaz.
Thursday, Thursday, Thursday,
many, many, many Thursdays,
every Thursday in July, every Thursday in August
… up on the fourth floor, up on the rooftop terrace,
under the open sky, when it's still daytime, when it's not yet night-time,
during that in-between where we know how we'll start but not how we'll end.
Something every Thursday.
In each thing some bodies.
Bodies dancing, bodies singing, making sound, vibrating, talking, moving, travelling.
And Frankenstein's wife, the picturesque agitator, Margaret Thatcher, Beyoncé, the human microphone, dancing for the sake of dancing, voices, words, watercolours, velvet, tribute songs, choreographies, actions and invocations, laughter…
All unleashed upwards, without a ceiling to stop them.
Language is a closed code and with this project we wanted to open it up to the extent of our possibilities. Words have meaning but also sound. Touching the materialness of language through and with the body. Writing and talking with it. With this work we wanted to do something really, really easy, or put another way, accessible.
To do a performance asking ourselves how a performance is "understood". In short, a piece about language and meaning, or the other way round. While we did it we saw the work of many artists, among them Los Torreznos, Esther Ferrer, Faemino y Cansado, Burrows y Fargion, Pedro Reyes, Guillem y Dutor, Isidoro Valcárcel, La hora Chanante...