This Sâlmon is born driven by the structure that preserves its existence, an ecosystem of venues that keep living arts alive in Barcelona – the Antic Teatre, La Caldera, Graner and La Poderosa – and a team of artists and generators of contexts who have been shaking up the scene for decades: Sofía Asencio, Bea Fernández, Iñaki Álvarez and Ariadna Rodríguez, curators who will sustain the 2021 and 2022 editions with Dianelis Diéguez in mediation. With the river renewed, this structure or tentacular organism that operates through mutual effect begins a new phase and it calls us again from 17 to 21 February 2021.
Thus the Sâlmon 21 Festival proposes a contingency pact, the launch of a framework that enables the living arts to hold on to the only thing that differentiates them from other scenic currents the limitless commitment to experimentation. Audiences and artists will be able to once again go for broke in a wild sequence shot where languages can be hybridized on and off-camera, a great performative machine and a new place to examine unsuspected landscapes, such as the times we are living in, which require us to imagine other kinds of agencies and ways of doing without things. This Sâlmon does not end its journey here, the river will keep alive its flow. It will continue with a crossfade or transition in form of encounters taking place throughout 2021 and the 2022 edition. In dialogue with all the parts that make it up new Sâlmon Festival provides an opportunity to make spring last the whole year, an uninterrupted fest the most necessary exception for Barcelona today.
At Graner these days we are hosting the artists Søren Evinson, Norberto Llopis, Aitana Cordero Vico and Jaume Ferrete Vázquez in residence working in there performances for the Festival, and we also host the French collective OKAY CONFIANCE, which together with Júlia Barbany, Alba Rihe and Daniel Moreno will be in residence for a week preparing the closing of the festival (Sunday the 21st at Graner).
Check the program here > www.festivalsalmon.com