April, 18th



FOG, presented by LUIS GUERRA

As we enter the space there is already hypnotic music playing. We can guess that there’s a wall in the background or maybe a smaller stage than usual. When the lights go down on our side, another space is revealed. Behind the wall four dancers move speedily, virtuosically. Their dancing is at times mechanical, at times lustful. Someone seems to have pressed the fast forward button. They are half naked. And then…

Luis Guerra attended the National Dance Conservatory in Lisbon, Portugal from the age of nine. During his final years there he began performing with Rui Horta and since then has worked with worked with various choreographers, directors, bands and filmmakers: Simon Vincenzi, Emio Greco | PC, Hugo Vieira da Silva, Ballet Gulbenkian – Marie Chouinard, Urssa Severa, Paulo Ribeiro, Clara Andermatt, Christophe Haleb, Manuel Guerra, Shan Ng Pui, Elisabete Magalhães, Aquela Xana Productions, Bruna Carvalho, João Garcia Miguel & Miguel Moreira, MimicalKix, Marlene M. Freitas, Félix Lozano, José Laginha, António da Silva, Luiz Antunes, and Sérgio Diogo Matias. He collaborates regularly with choreographer Tânia Carvalho and his performance in her 2010 work Falling Eyes was highlighted by Dance Europe Magazine.

Since 2010 he has also made his own stage works, including: the solo The 1st dance of Urizen, the duets Hurra! Arre! and Thunderstorm and the group pieces Fog and Laocoi. Between 2008 and 2014 he was part of the performance group Bomba Suicida. In addition to his work in performing arts, Luis is also dedicated to drawing.

Directed and choreographed Luís Guerra
Performed Jácome Filipe, Lander Patrick, Luís Guerra and Teresa Silva
Music composed Ulrich Estreich
Lights designed Zeca Iglésias

Produced Luís Guerra
Produced till 2014 Bomba Suicida
Supported PACT Zollverein, DeVIR/ CaPa, Centro Cultural do Cartaxo & Materiais Diversos, EDIFÍCIO – Fórum Dança
& O Rumo do Fumo and O Espaço do Tempo

Jordjenta (Soilgirl), presented by BERSTAD / HELGEBOSTAD / WIGDEL

Secret rooms and the dark side of the human mind inspire this visually arresting trio. Three young women look for something tangible and real. They create a world as disturbing as it is funny. Jordjenta launches itself onto the stage with gale-force energy and a lust for experimental tearing-it-up. Death is the most normal thing that could happen.

It’s all gonna rot

It’s all gonna – yes, waste away
There’s something deeply unsound about not accepting that

The performance is inspired by Maria Tryti Vennerød ‘s poem Jordjenta and is about longing for the tangible, for something real. The creators of this piece, the three dancers and choreographers Ingeleiv Berstad, Kristin Helgebostad and Ida Wigdel wonder about what they have in common with the characters in Vennerød ‘s poem.

BERSTAD / HELGEBOSTAD / WIGDEL has been defined as a powerful group with a strong artistic signature. The characteristics of the trio’s work are visually strong concepts, intense outbursts and the withdrawal of energies, and a playful and experimental attitude towards performance art and dance. This up-and-coming trio creates performance art in dialogue with contemporary drama and dramatists.

The group consists of the performers and choreographers Ingeleiv Berstad, Kristin Helgebostad and Ida Wigdel. Berstad and Helgebostad started their collaboration through their MA in choreography at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, which they finished in the summer of 2012. Wigdel has performed in Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, Zero Visibility Corp and is one of the choreographers in theline.no and Haagenschmagen.

Concept / Choreography / Performers  Kristin Helgebostad, Ida Wigdel & Ingeleiv Berstad
Composer Siri Schippers Skaar
Set Design: Silje Linge Haaland
Costume Design Berstad / Helgebostad / Wigdel & Chrisander Brun
Lighting Design Chrisander Brun
Dramaturge Huy Le Vo
Poem Maria Tryti Vennerød
Producer Anne Cecilie Bodin Larsen
Video Documentation Vibeke Heide

Duration 52 minutes

We have reserved seats for people who use wheelchairs. Please, contact us at publics@mercatflors.cat so we can guarantee good care



Useful information

Season: 2014-2015

April, 18th


Sala MAC


Running time: 1h 40'


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