HERE. In time and space we arrive. We were preceded and we will be outlived. Others will continue after our demise in the ‘here’. We are just a segment within the bigger picture. Defined existence allows us to start from scratch and live towards something. Our being, inside and out, is shaped throughout our lifetime. It is molded into a shape we believe ourselves to be responsible for. Too often, we are not aware of the fact that this process is subject to external forces. The ‘other’ is a critical entity that not only decides how the outer world perceives us, but also creates the image we have of ourselves. But the ‘other’ is also influenced by others. We all belong to a bigger structure of rules, norms, values, prejudices, culturally defined characteristics, language, and hierarchy, created and maintained by none other than ourselves.

Lali Ayguadé and Guilhem Chatir explore the process of birth and development in a structured environment through the transforming search for truth. An undefined force (soprano Astrid Stockman) seemingly directs their everyday life and process of development. Coming from the outside, its voice and presence trigger the mechanisms of awareness and realization. The two newly born personalities thus grow physically and emotionally. They interact and shape one another like molded clay. The outer force inspires and destroys, provokes and stabilizes the dancers, who slowly become emancipated. They no longer passively obey the soprano’s sudden whims and outdated realities. As they break away from prescribed rules, they discover their inner force and instincts, and step out of the structure, reinstating their earthy impulses and intuition.

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The 26th Kalamata Dance Festival will take place following the special instructions issued by the Ministry of Health, with priority given to public health and with a sense of responsibility towards the public and the artists.

-The sale of tickets this year will take place exclusively through and the network of VIVA sellers.

-Tickets are strictly personal and non-transferable.

-All Festival venues will operate with a maximum capacity of 55% so as to maintain the required physical distance between spectators. In this framework, tickets will be available either for individuals or for a group of two persons.

-Audience members are not allowed to move to seats, different than those indicated in their ticket or by the ushers. 

-Audiences are kindly requested to arrive at the theatre 45 minutes before the start of the performance, in compliance with the health authorities’ instructions.

-It is mandatory for spectators to use a non-medical mask, at Kalamata Castle Amphitheatre when entering the theater and until seated, as well as when leaving the theater, and at Kalamata Dance Megaron Alternative Space when entering the theater, during the whole performance, as well as when leaving the theater.

-During their entrance and exit from the venues, audience members must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metre between them, following the instructions of the Festival’s personnel as well as the respective signage, so as to avoid crowding. Towards this goal, audience is not permitted to linger in the common areas outside the venues.

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Concept & choreography: Lali Ayguadé & Guilhem Chatir

Performers: Lali Ayguadé & Lisard Tranis

Soprano: Astrid Stockman

Music: Joana Gomila

Dramaturgy: Aïda Gabriëls

Scenography: Martina Cabanas

Light design: Bernat Jansà

Executive production: Elclimamola

Producer: Big Story Performing Arts

Co-producers: Pyrénart and ICI-CCN de Montpellier-Occitanie – Project Life Long Burning (supported by the EU Creative Europe Programme), Festival Grec Barcelona 2019, Temporada Alta 2018, Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles

In collaboration with: Temporada Alta 2018, CIRCa – Pôle national cirque à Auch, ZGZ Escena – Festival internacional de Artes Escénicas, KLAP Maison pour la danse à Marseille, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse-Occitanie

With the support of: Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Cultura

The performance Here by Lali Ayguadé Company is presented at 26th Kalamata International Dance Festival with the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) through the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the framework of the Mobility grants.



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