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.