8th and 9th November

Double Artistic Program: EULÀLIA AYGUADÉ + UMMA UMMA DANCE & MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ Little Me + Loser Kings




The awareness of death and loss makes us act differently: this is the premise that the Catalan choreographer Eulàlia Ayguadé, together with Young Jin Kim, uses to construct a piece performed by themselves and one other dancer, Joan Català. Emotions such as fear, longing, superstition and loneliness are part of Little me. The piece evinces the implicit speed of our society and the need to stop and reflect without a time limit, adopting change and evolution as the inevitable path that human beings cannot escape from.

Trained in music at the Liceu and the Barcelona Conservatory, and in dance at Barcelona’s Institut del Teatre and the P.A.R.T.S. school directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Rosas), Eulàlia Ayguadé has dances with several companies and choreographers, such as Akram Khan, with whom she has performed in six of his shows. She has also danced with Roberto Olivan and his company Enclave and with Hofesh Shechter, among others. In addition, she has also created her own pieces, such as the solo Silenci, where she was assisted by Wim Vandekeybus, the duo Zomm In, with Radek Hewelt, and the piece Twice read, with Anton Lachky (a founder and member of Les Slovaks). She also organises workshops around the world.

Eulàlia Ayguadé Farro is one of the most prominent Catalan dancers on the international contemporary dance scene. In 2010 she was nominated outstanding dancer at the London Critics’ Awards.


Choreography Young Jin Kim, Lali Ayguadé
Dancers Young Jin Kim, Lali Ayguadé, Joan Català Carrasco
Composition Josep Baldomà

Supported by AKCT (Akram Khan Company – Education) London, Tanzhaus Düsseldorf, La Caldera, Graner, Mercat de les Flors



Loser Kings is the latest creation by the company Umma Umma Dance, a piece that emerged from collaboration with Manuel Rodríguez and was supported by two grants, from the 2012 Festival Escena Poblenou and the 2012 Per Amor a L’Hart festival respectively. Loser Kings investigates the location of the genuine, primitive essence of man, viewing the inside of the body as an allegorical prison for the individual. In this undertaking, instinct and the need to escape can be transformed into a freedom that is essentially a utopia, prompting the individual to discover that he may be the architect of his own jail.

Umma Umma Dance is a young company directed by Guido Sarli. Since it was formed in Barcelona in 2010, it has been invited to several national and international festivals. Its pieces have won several choreographic prizes.

Despite his short career, Manuel Rodríguez has also been recognized with several awards, including an honourable mention at the Bilbao ACT Festival as best performer, first prize in 2010 at Unidanza in Madrid, and the RHC prize at the 2010 Burgos-New York Choreography contest for the solo LIMITS. He has been a member of the company Provisional Danza for four years and has worked with choreographers such as Marcos Morau (La Veronal), Danni Panullo and Asier Zabaleta. He is currently performing LIMITS at different national festivals and preparing his new solo project Savescreen.


Direction and choreography Manuel Rodríguez, Guido Sarli
Idea and concept Manuel Rodríguez, Guido Sarli
Dramaturgy consultants Georgina Oliva, Pablo Gisbert
Performers Xavi Auquer, Ares D’Angelo, Lautaro Reyes
Graphics and video Manuel Rodríguez
Production Lalavandería



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Season: 2012-2013

8th and 9th November



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