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I am a dancer and choreographer although I work from a broad perspective and understanding of both concepts. I graduated in classical dance at the “Institut del Teatre de Barcelona”, I am a ​​Iyengar Yoga teacher and student of the Degree of Anthropology and Human Evolution at the UOC/URV. As a dancer, I have worked with several companies nationally and internationally although currently my main links are with the choreographer Gisele Vienne, the company Cullberg Balletten and the artist, colleague and friend Sonia Gómez. As a choreographer, the last work I have done, Likes, is the result of the intersection between dance, anthropology, yoga. I am currently immersed in continuing to develop the aforementioned axes through new creations, aswell as from “Periferia”, an educational project (with Pau Millas).

Projects in residence at Graner

During my 2 years as an artist associated with the Graner I would like to develop various axes/projects.

  • Spiritual Boyfriends. A piece that explores power relationships and power structures and its based on an iconographic research about the historical construction of yoga poses as well as autobiographical material on affective relationships (premiere at Grec Festival)
  • I am also preparing a new production that I will make next spring in Germany, with  Unusual Symptoms company, resident at the Theater Bremen. Both pieces are inspired by a way of working which I already started with my solo work Likes, in relation with the Internet as a medium for cultural confluence, hybridization of practices, different ways of social relationships and construction of identity.
  • Educational project in collaboration with Pau Millas

Spiritual Boyfriends

Sociology, anthropology and movement combine in a production dedicated to the relationship between the body and power, based on the postures of yoga, a powerful industry that also symbolises the spirituality of our times. It’s about how a practice so closely linked to our inner, spiritual world has become a big industry and in what way today new digital technologies enable the continued dissemination of this hybrid of Indian culture and physical disciplines that originated in the West. Because these days, it plays an important role in constructing our bodies, and, especially, in constructing the image we project onto them. Likewise, it influences our private imaginary in relation to spirituality or the amorous relationships we maintain.

Directed, choreographed and performed by: Núria Guiu Sagarra
Artistic support: Esther Freixa, Sònia Gómez
Dramaturgical advice: Lluc Ubach
Scenography design and costume advice: Lola Belles
Photography and video: Alice Brazzit
Lighting design: Joana Serra
Technician: Sergio Roca
Production and manager: Fani Benages
Acknowledgements: Claudia Mirambell, Alicia Kopf, Telemann Rec., Carles Decors, Claudia Brufau, Søren Evinson

A 2020 Barcelona Grec Festival, La Briqueterie (Paris) and Núria Guiu Sagarra co-production.

This show has done residencies at Sala Hiroshima (Barcelona), La Caldera Les Corts (Barcelona), Graner – Dance and live arts creation centre, Cra’p (Mollet del Vallès) La Briqueterie (Paris).

Photos ©Alicia Kopf ©Alice Brazzit