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El Traspiés de Luisa (Luisa's Mistakes)

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Societat Doctor Alonso has produced a performance which deals with error. Sofia Asencio proposes that the three dancers and the actress in the play, Idurre Azkue, Iva Horvat and Mia Esteve, form a pop group. They do not know how to play and they only have two months in which to learn. However, they decide to accept the proposal and experience the processes involved in error. It appears to be a success, but it might be a mistake - although if it is a mistake, it will be a success. The only way out is to show the process as it is, with the performance of "El Traspiés de Luisa".
The first part is a documentary and a rehearsal.
The second part is a concert by the group - "Las Luisa".

Director: Sofia Asencio.
Playwrights: Tomas Aragay and Sofía Asencio
Musical-philosophical assessment: Oscar Abril Ascaso
Performers: Mía Esteve, Iva Horvat, Idurre Azkue and Sofia Asencio
Music teacher: Barbara Van Hoestenberghe
Physical preparation: Sofía Asencio
Stage design and lighting: CUBE.bz
Wardrobe: Societat Doctor Alonso
Executive Producer: Elena De La Vara
Distribution: Marta Oliveres Management, M.O.M

A performance co-produced by Societat Doctor Alonso, Mercat de les Flors and La Friche Belle de Mai (Marseilles).
With the participation of La Mercè Cultural Centre of Girona.
With the support of the Department of Culture of the Catalan Government (EADC) and the INAEM - Ministry of Culture

Santa Sofía, el solo de una ignorante

(Saint Sophie, the Solo of an Ignoramus)

Santa Sofia deals with the theme of sacrifice. There is no sacrifice without a body. Pain is the messenger which places us in a real present; only through pain is transcendence possible. Our bodies are arrogant and need to be beaten to lose mental control and enter a new body.
I want to speak about this new body, yet to do this I need to face up to my own limitations.
I want to speak in another way about enjoying one's body, about a transcendence which allows us to enjoy it without the suffocating and rational presence of the mind.
Yet all of this is nothing but words.
The character who lives alone, I mean myself, is someone ignorant, someone who still believes in mysteries.
I propose a study of the mysteries of the saints, and then see what happens.

Sofía Asencio.

Idea and playwrights: Sofía Asencio,Tomàs Aragay
Director: Tomas Aragay
Creation and performance: Sofia Asencio
Stage design and lighting: CUBE
Wardrobe for Saint Sophie: Mònica Bertran
Wardrobe: Societat Doctor Alonso
Produced by: Societat Doctor Alonso

Co-produced by Societat Doctor Alonso, Bitó-Temporada Alta and The Dance Area of the Catalan Government
With the participation of Sant Mori Town Council.

On death

On death is performed by seven children between five and twelve years of age, who are pupils from the village schools of Ventalló, Camallera and Celrà in the Alt Empordà region in the province of Girona.

This is a performance where the children speak out on the great questions and dilemmas which form part of Western society at the beginning of the 21st century. It is a song of life, one of ingenuity and tenderness, a mirror which ironically reflects the absurd complexity of our existence in the West. Speaking in a simple, clear manner, as children do; on cruelty, on violence, on politics, war and loneliness, through a discourse constructed using the children themselves as a basis for improvisations, in a space which reminds spectators of the circus, which creates a place for games and where the proximity of the audience is an essential factor.

Director: Tomàs Aragay
Playwright: Sofía Asencio, Tomàs Aragay
Choreography: Sofía Asencio
Performers: Patricia Ayuste, Lidia Ayuste, Jan Cabarrocas, Xènia Costa, Clara Farrés, Eduard Paredes, Zaïra Ros, Mar Vallès
Audiovisual creation: Ivó Vinuesa
Wardrobe: Societat Doctor Alonso
Stage design and lighting: CUBE
Sound: Marc Ases
Production: Elena de la Vara

Co-produced by the Barcelona GREC Festival and Societat Doctor Alonso
with the participation of Sant Mori Town Council (Girona)
With the support of the Department of Culture of the Catalan Government (EADC) and the INAEM - Ministry of Culture

On Beauty

A group of eight, nameless people, accompanied by the piano of Agustí Fernández; in a delicate, silent and fragile work, occupy the stage with their time-worn bodies, with gestures and gazes, filled with the beauty granted by the passage of time.

A piece where music and action seek out the beauty hidden behind silence, a beauty free from virtuosity.

Original idea and director: Tomàs Aragay
Musical composition and performance: Agustí Fernández
Assistant Director: Sofia Asencio
Performance and creation: Agustí Álvarez, Salvador Buisan, Ubelsa Gutiérrez , Joan Muntaner, Gloria Virginia Pantoja,
Josep Rodríguez, Neus Solé
Stage design and lighting: CUBE
Sound Technician: Ferran Conangla
Wardrobe: Societat Doctor Alonso
Assistant Producer: Marga Socies
Executive production and management: Estefania Benages

Co-produced by the Barcelona Grec Summer Festival and Societat Doctor Alonso
With the participation of the Free Theatre Foundation -Barcelona Public Theatre

 

Shopping bread

Shopping bread involves a male and female couple who have lived together for years. One day they go out together to buy bread. Using this basis, the performance opens up poetic windows which allow the audience to glimpse the hidden reality of their relationship.
Shopping bread focuses on small, everyday details which are seen in a humorous and paradoxical light which hides an inevitable tragedy beneath it.

Director: Tomàs Aragay
Creation and interpretation: Sofía Asencio and François Forêt
Original, live music: Nilo Gallego
Stage design and lighting: CUBE.bz
Production and distribution: Estefania Benages

Co-produced by the Espai de Dansa and Societat Doctor Alonso
with the participation of the Sant Mori Cultural Centre and the Theatre of Salt (Girona)

Tomorrow will be like today

14 Erotic Variations on Loneliness

Tomorrow will be like today is a performance which focuses on the strangeness in human behaviour; in the darkest and most unexplored depths of personal action. Two men and two women reveal hidden secrets to the audience.
A no-holds-barred performance, one which is apparently cold, yet filled with unexpected bursts of raw, naked and direct revelations, which allow us to discern the emotional seas, the darkest desires, and the strangest paths which lead to the discovery of others and ourselves; a performance which reveals the proximity between the sublime and the pathetic, the sad and the banal, the serious and the ridiculous in our daily behaviour.

Tomorrow will be like today, is a picture in permanent motion, an uninterrupted choreography, a series of photographs of daily life which are distorted by strange paths in order to show "another reality", revealing that which hides behind appearance.

Director: Tomàs Aragay
Creation and interpretation: Sofía Asencio, Idurre Azkue, Xavi Estrada and François Forêt
Original, live music: Joan Saura
Stage design and lighting: Tomàs Aragay & CUBE,bz
Wardrobe: Doctor Alonso
Physical preparation: Iva Horvat
Production: Agnès Mateus

Co-produced with the Mercat de les Flors and the Choreographic Centre of Rennes (France).
With the participation of Sabadell City Council (Spain).