FF80 – TEMPORADA ALTA 2014

We’ve come to the third and last consecutive year of the #FF80 project resulting from the collaboration between El Graner and the Temporada Alta Festival. The setup of the #FF80 project revolves around contemporary creation and artistic mobility. For this reason, various actions are included with the aim of debating, reflecting and finding points of connection and routes for future work that can assist in creative journeys.

The 48-hour, closed-doors meeting in a country house with the creators involved in the project is the starting point for discussing how to jointly construct production ties that make future creation processes possible. This year, thanks to the continuous work of various platforms and independent cultural agents, the geographical focus of the work concentrates on Portugal, Italy, Colombia and Argentina, culturally effervescent countries with different cultural agents prepared to establish joint working bridges. The discussions will include how to contact these countries and how to create new formats of circulation and thought, of processes and methodologies, from dance and the new dramatic arts.

#FF8o is inviting certain international producers who have demonstrated their interest in producing a follow-up and medium-term support for some of the future projects of the creators involved (in collaboration with the Ramon Llull Institute). In this third edition, the invited producers, cultural agents and theorists are coming as representatives of festivals or structures in Portugal, Italy, Colombia and Argentina. Finally, as part of the scheduling of contemporary creation week, proposals from creators connected with the #FF8o project will be presented at Temporada Alta 6: “Sin baile no hay paraíso” by Pere Faura, “Russia” by La Veronal, “Saba” by Lali Ayguadé, “Accumulating” by Aimar Pérez Galí, “Tarannà” by Maria Campos and “La chica de la agencia de viajes…” by El Conde de Torrefiel.

This year, the #FF8o activities will be augmented with a Spectators’ Workshop set up by Agost Produccions, which is organising spectators’ workshops specifically around these 6 performances, plus a more relaxed working day with conversations between the participants in the #FF80 meeting. The aim is to use these creations to debate and reflect on the current situation of contemporary performance art and more specifically on the field of dance, and find new working routes and dynamics in order to boost artistic mobility and the mainline creative processes.

After 3 years of joint work between El Graner and Temporada Alta on this project, we consider that certain goals have been met and avenues of dialogue and connection between the creators and schedulers have been opened, while an in-depth study has been performed on the concept of artistic mobility.

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FF80 – 2014 Temporada Alta

We’ve come to the third and last consecutive year of the #FF80 project resulting from the collaboration between El Graner and the Temporada Alta Festival. The setup of the #FF80 project revolves around contemporary creation and artistic mobility. For this reason, various actions are included with the aim of  debating, reflecting and finding points of connection and routes for future work that can assist in creative journeys.

The 48-hour, closed-doors meeting in a country house with the creators involved in the project is the starting point for discussing how to jointly construct production ties that make future creation processes possible. This year, thanks to the continuous work of various platforms and independent cultural agents, the geographical focus of the work concentrates on Portugal, Italy, Colombia and Argentina, culturally effervescent countries  with different cultural agents prepared to establish joint working bridges. The discussions will include how to contact these countries and how to create new formats of circulation and thought, of processes and methodologies, from dance and the new dramatic arts. #FF8o is inviting certain international producers who have demonstrated their interest in producing a follow-up and medium-term support for some of the future projects of the creators involved (in collaboration with the Ramon Llull Institute). In this third edition, the invited producers, cultural agents and theorists are coming as representatives of festivals or structures in Portugal, Italy, Colombia and Argentina.

Finally, as part of the scheduling of contemporary creation week, proposals from creators connected with the #FF8o project will be presented at Temporada Alta 6: “Sin baile no hay paraíso” by Pere Faura, “Russia” by La Veronal, “Saba” by Lali Ayguadé, “Accumulating” by Aimar Pérez Galí, “Tarannà” by Maria Campos and “La chica de la agencia de viajes…” by El Conde de Torrefiel. This year, the #FF8o activities will be augmented with a Spectators’ Workshop set up by Agost Produccions, which is organising spectators’ workshops specifically around these 6 performances, plus a more relaxed working day with conversations between the participants in the #FF80 meeting. The aim is to use these creations to debate and reflect on the current situation of contemporary performance art and more specifically on the field of dance, and find new working routes and dynamics in order to boost artistic mobility and the mainline creative processes.

After 3 years of joint work between El Graner and Temporada Alta on this project, we consider that certain goals have been met and avenues of dialogue and connection between the creators and schedulers have been opened, while an in-depth study has been performed on the concept of artistic mobility.

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INTERPOLACIÓN #1

With support from Iberescena (Residency Program Iberescena 2014) and Mercat de les Flors, Graner is starting Interpolación #1, a new international project under the scope of Ojo magazine and the Observatorio Transregional project.

Interpolación #1 is a meeting for dialogue that wants to draw attention on the coincidence and divergence of artistic practices of artists from different contexts, starting from the concept and definition of interpolation, understood as the action of obtaining new points setting out of a limited number of known points, understanding the person as a point and the set of points as the sum of people.

Interpolación #1 is a frameless meeting for free dialogue among five people that do not know each other to see what artistic thought interpolations are they able to generate.

In the first edition of the project, the participating countries and artists are the following: Tania Solomonoff (Argentina-Mexico), Ayala Hernández (Uruguay), Cristina Blanco (Spain), Cláudia Müller (Brazil), Bárbara Pinto (Chile).

They will all work together for a week and on their own for two weeks at Graner Centre during the fall of 2014.


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#FF80 SEGONA EDICIÓ

For the second year running, El Graner-Mercat de les Flors and the Temporada Alta Festival continue to work together and expand their collaboration with #FF80.

The #FF80 project centres on contemporary creation and artistic mobility and features different initiatives for debating, analysing and finding connection points and future ways of working that promote creativity.

A forty-eight hour meeting in a Catalan farmhouse with creators that are participating in the project will kick-start a discussion on ways of building production links, together, to enable future processes of creation. This year, as a result of the ongoing work of different platforms and independent cultural event booking agents, the geographical working focus is Latin America, an area replete with cultural offer and cultural event booking agents who want to establish common working connection points. We will discuss how to make contact with Latin America and how new forms of thinking, processes and methodologies can be created, from dance to new performing arts.

#FF80 has invited a few, select international booking event agents interested in offering mid-term follow-up and support to some of the future projects by creators taking part in #FF80 (in collaboration with the Ramon Llull Institute). The second #FF80 features event booking agents, cultural agents and academics on behalf of festivals or organisations in Mexico, Chile and Uruguay.

Lastly, and as part of the contemporary creation week programme, five projects will be presented at Temporada Alta by creators involved in the #FF80 project from, 21 to 24 November: Marcos Morau + Lali Ayguadé / El Conde de Torrefiel / Guido Sarli / Roser López Espinosa and Pere Faura (work in progress for a new production sponsored by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera).

The goal of these initiatives is to enable the debate and analysis of the current contemporary performing arts milieu and, in particular, the area of dance. This in turn will highlight new working methods and dynamics that will boost long term artistic movement and creative processes.

More info here: FF80_english

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#FF80 – Collaboration Graner + T.Alta

El Graner and the Temporada Alta Festival have gone into partnership, starting from this year’s Festival and to be continued over coming years. The partnership is being launched at the Temporada Alta Festival and will focus on three aspects:

  1.  A 48-hour meeting, behind closed doors, in a house with the artists involved. The meeting will discuss how to build bridges together that will act as production enablers for future creative processes (21- 22 November).
  2.  Three #FF80 projects to be staged as part of the Catalan Theatre Event Booking Agents’ Week organised by the Temporada Alta Festival (21- 25 November).
  3.  An invitation to four or five international booking agents who are willing to implement a follow-up and mid-term review of one of the future projects by #FF80 artists (in association with the Ramon Llull Institute).

(*) #FF80 takes its name from Follow Friday – recommendations made on Fridays using the social network Twitter. Users make recommendations to other users about what they consider to be worth following. This is what we want to do with the #FF80 artists: recommend them to the general public as well as booking agents and directors of centres for performing arts.

(**) #FF80 comprises Catalan artists of the same generation (born in the 1980s), who have studied and worked abroad. These are artists who move between the Catalan scene and the scene abroad, largely due to the fragile nature of the world of theatre at home. All of them work with artistic formulas that strengthen hybrid theatre, using a combination of languages. All #FF80 artists attending have received a written invite (approx. 15 Catalan artists or artists residing in Catalonia).

 (***) #FF80 aims to create direct and long-term working relationships of mutual understanding between artists and booking agents and/or directors of centres for performing arts.

Artists #FF80: Pere Faura, Roser López Espinosa, Guillem Mont de Palol, Mireia de Quereol, Jorge Dutor, Pablo Gisbert, Joan Català, Raquel Tomàs, Marcos Morau, Albert Quesada, Iris Heitzinger, Mizar Martínez, Tanya Beyeler and Lali Ayguadé.

More info: FF80_ENG