The Mercat de les Flors is 25 years old and to celebrate that they are reasserting the quality work of home-produced creators. The first cycle of the season, “Miraquiballaquí“, offers ten shows from Catalan and Spanish companies.
The cycle will take place in September and October in the Sala Ovidi Montllor, with notable shows like Sònia Gómez’s Mi madre y yo, Mopa Producciones’ Espérame despierto and the Trànsit Dansa company’s Désir.
November sees a retrospective of works by Àngels Margarit’s Mudances company, also celebrating its 25th anniversary. And, moving on to 2011, the Mercat will be paying tribute to Pina Bausch, staging her work for teenagers, Kontakthof, from 20 to 23 January.
This year the Mercat will be concentrating on London shows, Europe’s new dance centre, such as Akram Khan’s Vertical Road and choreographer Hofesh Shechter’s Political/Mother. There will also be projects from Quebec, with the common feature of nude dancing.
The Mercat de les Flors’ 2010-2011 programme is opting for public participation in various ways, such as including amateur dancers in some shows, and a programme of works requiring audience interaction.
For example, the Nicole Seiler company are presenting “Living-Room Dancers“. Audiences will receive a map of the Poble-Sec neighbourhood and have to go and look for several apartments where they will be able to watch people dancing in various styles.
What is more, the Mercat are continuing their commitment to training, offering workshops to introduce young people to the world of dance, and a cycle of talks on writing plays.
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