A RESEARCH & PERFORMANCE PROJECT
Txus Garcia: photographie
ETUDES is a research project that crystallizes through the presentation of a series of protean performances, presented "in situ", weaving a living collection of physical practices, crafts and dances, which involve the gesture of hammering the ground or a surface and produce bodily resonance.
It is an accumulative and performative research work in which each study brings into play and activates the stories, gestures and movements collected during conversations about their practice with people encountered in different contexts.
What does hammering do to the body? To space? In what situations do these practices, these dances arise? What relationship can we have with them?
What place do they occupy in the different rituals of the communities?
How are they transmitted?
What relationship can a community have with them today? What link could exist between these dances, practices, trades and their geographical environment?
This polymorphic project approaches artistic work from the angle of study, and creates a context in which exchange and transmission are the driving forces behind choreographic practices.
A COLLECTION OF STUDYS
PERU, LIMA –INDSCIPLINARIOS FESTIVAL
This first performance is an activation of my own body memory in relation to striking practices.
ORO FESTIVAL – SALA HIROSHIMA - BARCELONA
Performance created from a conversation with Luz Gutierrez Privat, choreographer and director of the Conjunto Nacional de Folklore in Lima, Peru.
FEBRUARY 2020 – A PARKING – VANVES
Performance created from conversations with Luz Gutierrez Privat, choreographer and director of the Conjunto Nacional de Folklore in Lima, Peru; Gwendal Raymond, dancer and former dancer of Breton folk dances; and Capucine Intrup, assistant director.
FIRA DE MANRESA
OCTOBER 2020 – THE SQUARE OF L'ANONIMA – MANRESA
Performance created from conversations with Nuria Batet and Arnau Rafecas, dancers of "pastorets catalan folk dances using a stick.