SORPRESES AMB TU!!! WHAT IS IT?
Sorpreses amb tu!!! It is a project for the creation of an interactive dance performance for all audiences, which includes the collaboration of artists from different disciplines: dance, pedagogy, visual arts, music and architecture.
The initial idea of the project, results from the meeting point of Mireia de Querol, dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, in the domain of contemporary dance, with Montserrat Iranzo, dancer, maker, dance therapist and pedagogue.
Our distinctive feature is to make a proposal that offers a tour in which all the senses are included: sight, touch, hearing and smell. This is a guided sensorial experience, where the acoustic, and smell part of the performance will be related with the visual and tactile part of the stage setting.
In this way the audience will enjoy the performance in a global manner, including all senses in their experience.
SORPRESES AMB TU!!! WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS PERFORMANCE?
Is it a big package, a present? Or is it a simple cardboard box? A packaging that unfolds, it opens and it discovers a surprise. A universe in which your imagination flies away, discovering new shapes, characters and fantastic landscapes. We offer a space to explore, where you can go on adventure, and live new sensations through your senses, and through movement. Imagination is our best present.
SORPRESES AMB TU!!! WHO ARE WE?
**Artistic team **:
Mireia de Querol: dancer, choreographer and teacher, in the domain of contemporary dance.
Montserrat Iranzo i Domingo: , dancer, maker, dance therapist and pedagogue.
Aitana Bernabé Gispert: visual artist and author of the children’s tale “La caja de cartón”.
Roger Llimós: architect and set designer.
Ferran Badal: composer and music player.
Dansalut®: management, experience and artistic line towards performances for all audiences, residency.
This project has won the residency Escena Familiar 2012-2013 a Can Felipa, with a Preview on the15 December and Premiere on the 16th December 2013.
Artistic residency CC Barceloneta.
SORPRESES AMB TU!!! HOW DO WE CONCEIVE THE PROJECT?
The project is based on three pillars:
I. The first pillar is the creation itself of a dance performance that explores the contemporary artistic language in the research process.
The focus of the research is on finding different ways to translate through the body language and movement, the stimulus that we receive through our senses:
What image does the smell of chocolate suggest?
What colour does the smell of woods have?
Is a strawberry chewing gum soft?
What taste do the fallen leaves have when we step on them?
II. The second pillar is the interaction with the audience, which is defined in three stages:
a) Walking towards the creation:
The pedagogic and interactive part, included in the creative process, it is done though what we call "Tallers pilot". In the "Tallers pilot", we invite childs, adults and different collectives to participate and share our research on the relation between movement, materials of the setting, and the stimulus of the sense of smell, touch, sight and hearing.
b)Preparing the performance:
From all the material found in the "Tallers Pilot" and adding it to the choreographic research of the dancers, we will design a sensorial tour where the audience will become an active part of the proposal.
III. The third pillar is the collaboration with artists of different disciplines, having the goal of sharing knowledge and abilities from different background and experiences: contemporary dance, pedagogy, visual arts, architecture, and music.
SORPRESES AMB TU!!! IN WHICH MOMENT ARE WE?
We are now in the research of economical resources to be able to collect the setting materials needed to construct the big cardboard box where the performance will take place. We need to build it first, in order to start the interaction with the set design, and develop the movement research that will lead us to the choreography of the performance.
In parallel to that, we are in the phase of investigation and search of the materials needed for the sensorial part of the performance.
SORPRESES AMB TU!!! WHAT DO WE NEED YOU FOR?
We believe in the**voluntary collaboration** and we think that crowd founding can be a transparent and fare way to help us keep up with our projects and continue developing as a society in a artistic and creative way.
From the beginning we work having in mind the point of view of the others, and for that reason we want to create an **interactive performance with the audience **, in which there is a mutual enrichment.
We will use the collected money for:
- construction of the big cardboard box
- plastic and sensorial materials