From 3 to 5 October



Meeting of flamenco and katak, meeting of two great creators

Torobaka takes its title from a phonetic poem of Maori inspiration by Tristan Tzara. The bull and the cow are sacred animals in the traditions of both dancers and represent the fusion of their two styles of dance. Rather than imitating each other, the dancers’ intention is to create a new genre born of their mutual efforts to better understand each other’s approach to dance. It is a genuine artistic exchange.

Israel Galván is an associate artist at the Mercat and well known for his innovative choreographies and polished technique. He is the winner of many awards and has stood at the forefront of contemporary flamenco for over twenty years ago thanks to works such as La metamorfosis, Galvánicas, Arena, La edad de oro, Tábula rasa, Solo, El final de este estado de cosas – Redux, Israel vs los 3000, La curva and Lo real.

Akram Khan is one of the most highly acclaimed and respected modern dance choreographers. In just over a decade his work has contributed significantly to the world of arts and culture in the UK and around the world. His reputation is based on the success of such imaginative, accessible and relevant productions as DESH, iTMOi, Vertical Road, Gnosis and zero degrees, some of which have been staged in Barcelona.

Artistic direction, choreography, performance Akram Khan and Israel Galván
Arrangements and musical interpretation David Azurza, Bobote, Christine Leboutte, Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Lighting design Michael Hulls
Costume design Kimie Nakano
Sound design Pedro León
Production coordination Amapola López
Technical coordination Pablo Pujol
Direction of rehearsals Jose Agudo
Production Farooq Chaudhry and Bia Oliveira (Khan Chaudhry Productions), Chema Blanco and Cisco Casado (A Negro Producciones)

Co-production Mercat de les Flors, MC2: Grenoble, Sadler’s Wells (London), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Les Théâtres de la Ville (Luxemburg), Festival Montpellier Danse 2015, Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore), Prakriti Foundation, Flamenco Biënnale (Netherlands), Concertgebouw (Bruges), HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts (Dresden), Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Romaeuropa Festival



Useful information

Season: 2014-2015

From 3 to 5 October

8.30 pm / Sun 6 pm

Sala MAC


Running time: 70'


Akram Khan Company’s website
Israel Galván’s website


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